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  • Hostile Bid for Vulcan Materials

    Martin Marietta Materials notified Vulcan Materials on Dec. 12 that it is offering $4.6 billion in a hostile bid to acquire Vulcan. Both are large players in aggregate production in the U.S. Both companies also have ready-mixed concrete operations.

  • Reinforcement on the Way

    The rebar system is ideal for construction in earthquake zones.

  • A Mind for Math

    Bill Allen is the father of modern valuation theory.

  • Tuning People in to Concrete

    Jerry Larson is a leader in promoting roller-compacted concrete.

  • Beautiful Minds

  • Outlook for 2012

    As we leave 2011 behind and inch closer to 2012, let's take a look at economic outlooks from a variety of sources.

  • Fly Ash Update

    A key vote on the fly ash containment issue will take place in the U.S. House of Representatives in late October or early November, according to Kerri Leininger, senior vice president of government and political affairs for NRMCA.

  • TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards

    The winners of this year's GreenSite awards include a home with an innovative concrete tower that heats and cools the interior, tilt-up wall panels in a water authority's headquarters building, and a pervious concrete pilot street project. Check out these projects and all of the other winners...

  • Losing Momentum or Steamrolling?

    I was touring a new commercial building a few months ago and was listening to the guide talk about the new features. She then described—or tried to describe—how the concrete contributed to the building's sustainability. The tour guide talked about how the concrete had a certain industrial waste...

  • Essentials Only

    Many producers are buying only the basics while waiting for business to increase.