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  • Density is our Destiny

    Traditionally, pervious concrete has been promoted to be a mix with 15 percent to 25 percent void structure. Our industry has accepted these values due to the balance of hydrological and engineering properties.

  • Lean Machine

    Bakersfield lacks the notoriety, glamour, and fame of other California cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Yet many outside the Golden State probably don't realize that a huge population gain from 70,000 to 350,000 in just 40 years has catapulted Bakersfield almost into the...

  • A Better Way

    Researcher seeks new avenue for precast concrete disposal.

  • World of Concrete—World of Opportunity

    Where else can you find more than 50,000 fellow concrete construction professionals and more than 1200 exhibiting companies than World of Concrete.

  • Slugging It Out

    Ready-mix production could top 300 million yards in 2012.

  • Competing for the Green

    In the world of green there are two ways to evaluate the release of carbon compounds into the atmosphere: “embodied carbon,” which defines carbon releases along the complete material supply-chain, and “emissions,” which quantifies the amount of carbon released during the lifetime of a structure.

  • Bubble Trouble

    Everyone in the concrete industry has received the dreaded call about low strength on a job. Typically, high water content, high air content, or low standards from the testing company is the primary cause of the problem.

  • Green Star

    Extra sustainability effort “benefits all,” says manager.

  • Luxury Precast

  • That's the Spirit

    Famous distillery chooses roller-compacted concrete over asphalt.