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  • Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Boosts Earthquake Resilience

    Engineers from the Midwest have developed a new form of fiber-reinforced concrete that promises to enhance the seismic resistance of high-rises relatively easily and inexpensively.

  • Lack of Concrete Forms Delay Bridge Construction

    Labor shortages and slow delivery of formwork for bridge segments is delaying the new  St. Croix Crossing bridge opening for a full year after originally planned. The formwork company's owner died and its lead engineer left.

  • PCA is a Centenarian

    Celebrating 100 years of PCA and all its contributions to the concrete and cement industries.

  • Fire Resistant Self-Compacting Concrete

    How do we make self-compacting high-performance concrete fire resistant, so buildings made of it are safer, while keeping the proportion of polymer fibers low enough that the concrete remains self-compacting?

  • Former NPCA President E.C. Babbert, 82, Passes

    NPCA is saddened to learn of the passing of E.C. Babbert, 82, a longtime member, former president of the association and past winner of the Robert E. Yoakum Award.

  • 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.

  • Smith-Midland Completes Precast Wall

    The panels were formed and hand-stained to mimic the look and color variations of a natural stone wall.