Other stories by Tom Bagsarian

  • Roller-compacted concrete testing method

    We are seeing more news surrounding one of the more exciting innovations in the concrete industry: roller-compacted concrete (RCC).

  • BIM Makes Leap Forward

    Building Information Modeling will make precast producers more efficient.

  • Ten Years of Performance Specs

    Ten years after NRMCA introduced its Prescription to Performance Initiative (P2P), the concrete industry continues to fine-tune how the program can enhance the relationship between producers and other members of the construction community, all in the name of developing better projects.

  • Your Show of Shows

    It's almost time to start packing. World of Concrete 2012 is right around the corner.

  • 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.