Other stories by Shelby O. Mitchell

  • 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.

  • TCP 2013 Survey: Bright Spots of Recovery

    Concrete producers echoed expert economists’ opinions in the 2013 TCP Survey. Readers shared the challenges they have faced in every region of North America, but also expressed a sense of optimism about what’s to come.

  • TCP Survey respondents tell stories of resilience

    Each year, the TCP survey paints a true picture of what producers are experiencing across North America, beyond the economic reports and construction data. Overwhelmingly, this year's responses revealed how top producers have managed to survive the turbulence of the past few years, and how they're...

  • TCP Survey: where do you stand?

    The responses to our annual TCP100 survey of producers have officially been collected, sliced, diced, and analyzed. How did your experience in 2012 — and outlook for the rest of this year — compare with reports from producers across North America?

  • Every picture tells a story

    A lifelong fan of ready-mix trucks has a colorful take on the industry.

  • TCP Video Blog: Last Call for TCP 100

    Shelby Mitchell, editor of The Concrete Producer, gives a last call for submissions to the TCP 100 Reader Survey.