Other stories by Shelby O. Mitchell

  • Are you ready to meet higher concrete demand?

    Industry economists are predicting 2015 will be the best year for concrete production in five years, with gains in residential, commercial, and public construction. But how well is the concrete industry prepared to meet this pent-up demand? How quickly can producers recapture their pre-recession...

  • Mobile Apps Become Tools for Producers

    Mobile apps are helping concrete producers transform their operations, from producing more accurate mixes to improving customer communications.

  • Mobile Apps Become Tools for Producers: App List

    Here is a collection of mobile apps that are helping concrete producers transform their operations.

  • 2015 Triad Award Winner: Pena Boulevard, Denver

    A high level of collaboration and expertise was critical for the Pena Boulevard project team to successfully meet the technical, environmental, and logistical challenges the high-profile job had in store.

  • Tracking Batching Accuracy

    Producers can see real-time plant performance in one work center, leading to improved product consistency.

  • Real-time Updates for Drivers

    Truckast provides real-time updates on each concrete delivery, eliminating the need for time-consuming phone calls between customers, dispatchers, and drivers.

  • Automating and Streamlining Processes

    Command Alkon has introduced MOBILEconnect applications, with each focused on a specific need.

  • Making Drivers More Efficient

    The web-based app provides a dashboard of fleet data, including vehicle locations, trip status, and fuel purchases. Managers use a web link to access real-time data from the field.

  • 2014 Influencer: Richard Szecsy

    Drawing on his industry expertise and Ph.D. in civil engineering, Richard Szecsy has helped develop and update the concrete industry's standards.

  • 2014 Influencer: Mark Perniconi

    Mark Perniconi carries out the Charles Pankow Foundation’s mission to advance market-driven innovation with an approach befitting a civil engineer with an MBA from Purdue University.