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  • 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.

  • Aggregate Moisture in SCC

    TCP has published an excerpt from the book, Self-Consolidating Concrete: Applying what we Know, by Joseph Daczko, published by CRC Press, 2012. This portion examines the importance of controlling moisture in the aggregate that will be used for producing self-consolidating concrete.

  • Good as Gold

    Building features precast cladding made with ultra-high-performance concrete.

  • Repairing the Mechanic Shortage

    There are several strategies for finding truck mechanics.

  • Game Changer

    New York block producer turns to recycled glass as cement replacement. Check out the web exclusive slideshow featuring more photos from the plant and of the Via Verde construction project in New York.

  • Ten Years of Performance Specs

    Ten years after NRMCA introduced its Prescription to Performance Initiative (P2P), the concrete industry continues to fine-tune how the program can enhance the relationship between producers and other members of the construction community, all in the name of developing better projects.