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  • 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.

  • 2014 World of Concrete Preview

    A look at what concrete producers can expect at World of Concrete 2014.

  • Will 2013 Signal a Return to Profits?

    Finances improved in 2012, but as a whole, the industry still operated at a loss. 2013 has demonstrated progress, and the author projects the industry will return to profitability this year.

  • Silvi Concrete’s Records Pour

    On October 26, 2013, Silvi Concrete poured 7,029cubic yards as work began on the BAPS project in Robbinsville, NJ. The concrete was for placed on a foundation that will become a new monument commissioned by the worldwide Hindu Organization known as BAPS. The structure is part of the third phase of...

  • Ram Trucks Announces New Engines

    In an effort to increase its presence in the work truck market, Chrysler's Ram Commercial Truck Division introduced two new engines for its pickup and chassis cab lines and a new full sized van with its own diesel engine.

  • Historic bridge rehab uses bolt-down barriers

    On March 18th, 2013, Shea Concrete Products of Wilmington, MA completed delivery of the new J-J Hooks MASH TL3 bolt-down barriers with Hilti anchoring system to the Larz Anderson Memorial Bridge project in Cambridge.