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  • Setting up Concrete Pumps

    Concrete boom pumps increase productivity and reduce labor at the jobsite. Producers should be involved in positioning these devices to maintain safety and productivity.

  • Waterproofing Bloomberg After Hurricane Sandy

    After the mechanical room at Bloomberg's Manhattan office received 2.5 feet of water, the financial news provider sought to mitigate flooding in the future. New concrete walls were poured in the building.

  • Durable Concrete Chemistry

    Admixtures are available today that can significantly increase durability. Here is a look at the benefits and potential limitations of these specialty admixtures.

  • Producers Collaborate on Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Two producers formed a mutually beneficial arrangement that provided expertise on both sides of the river. Massive amounts of concrete were produced for the high-profile, fast-paced project in two states.

  • Controlling Fugitive Materials

    A global producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and related products has completed a significant upgrade to its bulk material handling conveyors. The company will eliminate waste and reduce maintenance, while minimizing potential risks from airborne dust and fugitive material...

  • World of Concrete goes International

    Rick Yelton has shared the World of Concrete experience far and wide, traveling to Brazil, India, and the Philippines this year. He found producers and contractors share common problems and successes in every part of the world.

  • A 2012 ASTM standard specifying lightweight aggregate for internal curing is already improving concrete

    When the ASTM Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete was published in 2012, the standard change revealed a new understanding about the importance of high-level hydration of concrete. One year later, we look at how ASTM Standards C09 and C09.21 are...

  • Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

    The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy.

  • Influencer: Jason Weiss

    Jason Weiss' internal curing research reveals small changes that result in big improvements. For more than a decade, Weiss and his Purdue University students have worked to improve concrete with internal curing.

  • Influencer: David Biggs

    David Biggs is a leader in securing a spot for masonry in the expanding world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). He is the coordinator of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, known as BIM-M.