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  • 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.

  • 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.