Other stories by Shelby O. Mitchell

  • Trades and Acquisitions

    Several producers have notably increased their stake in the North American concrete industry through trades and acquisitions in key markets.

  • The Concrete Industry's Managers

    During 2013-14, we have seen the exit of many executives who have dedicated their careers to the concrete industry. Their departures could mean significant changes globally.

  • TCP's Top 10 Producers

    The top public companies producing concrete in North America benefited from a recovering U.S. economy in 2013. Many had success in markets where residential construction rebounded.

  • TCP Survey: A Rebuilding Year

    Producers try to make the most of an improving economy by focusing on core businesses. Some budgets are still tight; others producers are buying new equipment.

  • TCP Survey: Precast Producers see Steady Growth

    The National Precast Concrete Association expects precast sales to grow 6%, or $16 billion, in 2014.

  • Using BIM for Complex Precast Elements

    The new residence hall at Valparaiso University is the school's first built entirely of precast concrete. The 300 students wouldn't be moving in so soon if not for building information modeling.

  • Tangible Benefits of BIM

    While customer demand is currently the biggest factor motivating precasters to adopt BIM, producers such as Coreslab are part of a growing group that recognize its benefits.

  • Producers Collaborate on Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Two producers formed a mutually beneficial arrangement that provided expertise on both sides of the river. Massive amounts of concrete were produced for the high-profile, fast-paced project in two states.

  • Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

    The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy.

  • Influencer: David Biggs

    David Biggs is a leader in securing a spot for masonry in the expanding world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). He is the coordinator of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, known as BIM-M.