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  • The Current State of Housing

    While single-family home starts slowly recover, don't minimize the impact multifamily housing has on the new-starts market. Multifamily is growing at almost double the rate of single-family housing.

  • Bearing can Fail for many Reasons

    Your vehicles' and other equipment's bearings can fail for a variety of reasons. Most failures stem from lubrication and contamination.

  • Concrete Aids Resilient Design

    Producers can raise awareness of the importance of resilient design and promote using concrete structures and products.

  • Designing our Future with BIM

    The Charles Pankow Foundation has been very supportive in helping our industry incorporate building information modeling (BIM) into concrete construction.

  • The Risks of Low-Cement Concrete

    What precautions should a producer take when making concrete with a ternary blend and only 25% cement?

  • Modular Concrete Construction

    Portable precast plant can be assembled to produce a concrete module for practically any shape and size dwelling space designed by an architect.

  • Making Cracks Invisible

    New admixture will significantly minimize the potential for drying shrinkage cracking to such an extent that cracks may not form.

  • Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

    There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices.

  • Protecting Temporary Workers: Whose Responsibility is It?

    OSHA recently launched an initiative to protect temporary workers from jobsite hazards. Here is what concrete producers need to know.

  • How Concrete Producers can Manage Fuel Costs

    Buying fuel at the lowest possible price is difficult in volatile fuel markets that can swing 10 cents or more in a day. Here is advice so you can have control over these large outlays.