Other stories by Shelby O. Mitchell

  • 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.

  • Influencer: SAE Ready-Mix Truck Safety Committee

    The Society of Automotive Engineers Ready-Mix Concrete Truck Safety Committee has established two new standards with the goal of making operators’ jobs safer.