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  • Looking for a Healthy Economy in 2014

    The economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in 2013. Now, with all parts of the economy near or back to their pre-recession highs, we can expect a robust 2014.

  • Tier 4 and your Heavy Equipment

    How EPA's final emissions hurdle may affect vehicle and equipment replacement schedules.

  • Solving Concrete Finishing Problems

    Two factors impact the ability to finish concrete. The first is available paste in the mixture. The second is the window of time to allow finishing to be complete.

  • A Look Back at 2013, and Ahead to 2014

    The performance of the construction industry in 2013 is proof that things are improving. Housing permits and federal spending have both increased.

  • Health Impacts of Products are new Focus in LEED v4

    The USGBC's release of version 4 of the LEED rating system (LEED v4) includes new requirements for product declarations related to toxicity and human health effects.

  • Concrete Pumping at 2014 World of Concrete

    Innovators continue to improve concrete pumping operations. In the 2014 Most Innovative Product Award program, three World of Concrete exhibitors have nominated products that will continue to increase pumpers' efficiency, safety, and productivity.

  • Showcasing SCC at World of Concrete

    This special event features contractors who will showcase how they've benefited from using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). It takes place 1-4 p.m., Jan. 20, at the show in Las Vegas.

  • Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits

    With the new version of LEED, former metrics play a lesser role. New measures such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life cycle assessment (LCA) emerge as more important factors.

  • Gulf Coast and West will Boom the next Decade

    The fastest growing area of the U.S. will be the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from the U.S.-Mexico border to the west coast of Florida. The Inland West region will do well also.

  • Devices Improve Drivers' Visibility

    Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots.