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  • Bigger, Better Block

    Bruce Lung has dedicated almost a decade developing a new approach to masonry construction he believes will streamline jobsite efficiency.

  • Construction Hiring Looks Strong

    Contractors expect 2016 to be a mostly positive year, as most expect key market segments to expand or remain stable. Yet their enthusiasm is tempered by tight labor conditions.

  • ASTM Standards

    Why are ASTM standards important and why should concrete producers pay attention and follow them?

  • Clean Diesel Engines

    Selective catalytic reduction allows diesel engines to be tuned and optimized toward maximum fuel efficiency, while the SCR systems efficiently treat the engine-out exhaust.

  • Aggregate Gradation Matters

    How we buy and sell aggregate is quite different, and it can lead to trouble. Most specifications require coarse and fine aggregate to conform to the requirements, including the gradation, of ASTM C33.

  • Steel Fiber Measuring

    When a concrete order includes fibers, producers and contractors have guidance on how to keep the numbers right.

  • Millennials Help Save the Economy

    The expanding economic picture bodes well for the pent-up demand that exists among Millennials to form new households, and ultimately buy a home.

  • 2015 Industry Data Survey

    As we begin 2016, we think the industry has stabilized, margins have expanded to some of their best spreads ever, and the trend line continues to point upward, even if at a modest pace.

  • Fuel Savings for Fleets

    Here are steps fleet managers can take to determine the best ways to maximize their fleets’ energy budgets.

  • Buying a new Truck

    Consider all aspects when specifying new trucks for purchase, including driver retention.