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  • Preventing Fleet Breakdowns

    Keeping equipment running smoothly and reliably is paramount for fleet managers who rely on heavy-duty motors and pumps to keep their drums moving.

  • ACI 318-14 Gets Overhaul

    ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, was completely overhauled. The committee responsible for the new document reorganized the code's greater ease of use.

  • Regional Distances in LEED Raise Questions

    There is confusion among producers about how to determine the distances required to be provided for LEED submittals.

  • A Shift in the Mortgage Market

    The pendulum swings back toward easier mortgage-lending standards as the government tries to resurrect housing.

  • Improving Concrete Quality

    Improved concrete quality has far-reaching benefits in improved performance, reduced time and costs, a lower environmental footprint, and an overall enhancement in concrete quality and construction.

  • Third-party Verification Programs

    Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality.

  • Keeping your Hydraulic Fluid Clean

    Most hydraulic component failures can be traced to hydraulic oil problems. Clean oil can be a challenge for vehicles and other construction equipment.

  • Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles

    Research may switch the role of carbon dioxide from industry foe to key partner.

  • The State of the Ready Mixed Industry

    Challenging times lie ahead, but in a good way. Expect volume and pricing growth, driven by increased demand and shortages in the industry's ability to meet this demand.

  • Onsite Additions for Concrete

    Take several precautions before making any concrete, starting with a trial batch under site conditions.