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  • Pervious Concrete

    Since pervious concrete provides distinct advantages over conventional impervious surfaces, it allows the ready-mix industry to compete for the parking lot market, especially where asphalt has historically been the pavement choice by default.

  • Tips for Spec'ing Ready-Mix Trucks

    Five tips ready-mix haulers should follow when they spec their next truck.

  • Midtown Tunnel Project

    When completed in 2016, the new 3,800-foot concrete-reinforced tunnel will provide a separate road that allows two lanes of traffic in both directions, doubling capacity beneath the Elizabeth River.

  • Concrete Plant Upgrades

    The most common reason producers are replacing old equipment is that plants are just wearing out. In many areas, they are operating plants fabricated and erected in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Architectural Concrete

    Satisfactory performance of architectural concrete begins with the mix design that specifies the concrete's constituent parts.

  • Accelerated Bridge Construction in Wisconsin

    Precast construction technique reduces delays and costs.

  • Innovative Paving in Illinois

    Expanding and improving the I-90 Illinois Tollway in 2014 was a massive project. Despite the political sensitivity of the project, or perhaps because of it, the concrete mixes combined multiple innovative materials to result in a durable yet sustainable mix.

  • The Growth of Roller-Compacted Concrete

    Roller-compacted concrete volumes, number of projects, and applications in the U.S. are increasing.

  • Retractable Enclosures for Curing Precast Elements

    To improve their process, precast and prestressed concrete manufacturers across North America are increasingly turning to retractable enclosures that can provide a controlled environment superior to tarps. This equipment also provides building-like protection and curing predictability at a fraction...

  • Too Cold for Concrete?

    Making ACI 306 a tool, rather than a rule. It covers the entire spectrum of applications for cold weather concreting.