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  • 2014 Influencer: Mark Perniconi

    Mark Perniconi carries out the Charles Pankow Foundation’s mission to advance market-driven innovation with an approach befitting a civil engineer with an MBA from Purdue University.

  • 2014 Infuencer: Robert Finfrock

    Robert Finfrock is setting a high-tech pace for precast producers.

  • 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.

  • Tangible Benefits of BIM

    While customer demand is currently the biggest factor motivating precasters to adopt BIM, producers such as Coreslab are part of a growing group that recognize its benefits.

  • Discussing Joint-Free Floor Slabs at World of Concrete

    Joints in industrial floors are the single most common reason for failure. At the Concrete Slabs Luncheon at World of Concrete, we learned about a few approaches to building floors with much wider joint spacing.

  • Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic Jams If You're Smart About Where You Build Them

    These days, road construction isn't just benefiting drivers. As cities re-design streets, they're making a concerted effort to create more bike lanes.

  • Timesaving Paving Tool

    FHWA, AASHTO and the Transportation Research Board will help agencies implement a tool that allows contractors to identify concrete pavement surface irregularities during construction.

  • Moving Forward

    But now might be the time for producers to reconsider ACI committee membership. There’s a new feel to ACI and it’s more than the new colorful logo unveiled in the World of Concrete’s Gold Lot.

  • 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.

  • Think Globally, Build Locally