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  • The Advantages of Portland-Limestone Cement

    Portland-limestone cement may significantly improve concrete's sustainable characteristics. It has a smaller carbon footprint with no drawbacks.

  • Using BIM for Complex Precast Elements

    The new residence hall at Valparaiso University is the school's first built entirely of precast concrete. The 300 students wouldn't be moving in so soon if not for building information modeling.

  • Winning the Competitive Race

    Strategies for precast producers to become more efficient.

  • Fixing One of America's Busiest Bridges

    How San Francisco’s new Bay Bridge was repaired, with traffic flowing, after 32 anchor rods snapped.

  • Roller-Compacted Concrete: Then and Now

    RCC materials, equipment, and construction techniques have changed little over the past 28 years, accoring to contractor Terry Peltz.

  • Concrete Pavement Preservation

    A Colorado county uses low-cost techniques to rehabilitate aging roads.

  • 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.

  • Converting to Concrete Parking Lots

    Silvi Concrete convinced the owner of a freight company in New Jersey to install a concrete parking lot instead of asphalt. It resulted in 8,000 cubic yards of business for the producer.

  • 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.