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  • Precast Insulated Walls

    Scott Long’s venture is a new approach to marketing and producing insulated concrete wall panels. And it seems that his launch may have come at the right time, as green building, especially with its emphasis on energy efficiency, is maturing into a potentially untapped growth market for concrete...

  • 3D Concrete Innovator

    Alexander LaRoux wants to introduce adept printing to concrete construction and has fabricated his own 3D concrete printer.

  • How 3D Printing Works

    Once very expensive, the development of desktop 3D printers has made the technology more accessible to small and mid-sized businesses.

  • 3D Concrete

    3D printing is a manufacturing process that builds layers to create a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. Thanks to its acceptance and development in other industries, it’s rapidly garnering interest in concrete.

  • Optimizing Admixtures for SCC

    You can only achieve successful construction with self-consolidating concrete when the SCC mixture exhibits proper rheological parameters.

  • 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.