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  • Rear Impact Guard Requirements

    While long-haul truckers and other fleet operators must deal with underride requirements and when to install guards, ready-mix trucks and precast producers operating flat-bed vehicles also should be aware of this issue.

  • Economy Looks Healthy

    There's no reason for Donald Trump and the International Monetary Fund to be so gloomy about the U.S. economy.

  • Preventing Dust on Concrete

    Dusting of slabs has several causes but always results when a layer of weak paste sits at concrete’s surface.

  • New Plant Construction

    The construction industry is finally starting to invest in new plants and equipment again. Here is a company that can help concrete producers catch up.

  • 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.