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  • Our Nation’s Best Export

    For more than 100 years our concrete industry has been setting the standard for safety through its work on C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.

  • Creating a Glimpse of What’s Happening

    This year’s survey is probably more important than any we have conducted in the past.

  • A Father's Day Gift Payback

    Suggesting the CIM program to a high school student is opening the door to a career, and a better chance for our industry to grow.

  • Concrete and the National Economy

    Producers can learn from the Italian economic experience. We need to continually remind our public officials that investment in infrastructure is keystone of economic stability. We must ensure them that concrete’s service life will exceed the bond payments.

  • Chatting up the Codes

    For more than ten years, members of ACI 318’s technical committee have revising the stoic code. Their goal was to transform this important information from a 1980’s document to a modern source of information. This ambitious effort is an attempt to encourage greater concrete use on structural...

  • On Camera

    EarthCam launched its new ConstructionCamTV – a 24-hour “TV channel” devoted to a global network of live construction cameras. Just imagine watching not only your work, but your competitor’s as well!

  • Managing Business Cards - Update

    Reader suggestions on how to organize paper business cards

  • Moving Forward

    But now might be the time for producers to reconsider ACI committee membership. There’s a new feel to ACI and it’s more than the new colorful logo unveiled in the World of Concrete’s Gold Lot.

  • A Backpack Full of Innovation

    Our industry is blessed with great manufacturers and suppliers. Even with the depressed business climate, research and development has continued. And it has been at breakneck speed. Their hard work is now my hard work. Over the next few weeks I will be posting hundreds of new products, materials...

  • Recognizing the Science Around Coal Ash, Finally

    These positive indications come at an important time for our industry. Fly ash use in concrete was at its lowest level in 2013, for many decades. Coal power plant operators, uncertain of the EPA’s final ruling, weren’t interested in investing in fly ash beneficiating  operations. And some...