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  • Caterpillar Previews Products

    Caterpillar gave its first look at several new products they are introducing to the marketplace. The preview took place at Cat’s Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center near the company’s headquarters in Peoria, Ill., the last week of October.

  • America: One Big Pothole

    A former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman took Washington to task for not spending money on the nation’s infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, America would not be the great country that it is,” said Ray LaHood.

  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced at Greenbuild 2014 held this week in New Orleans that it has published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts for concrete to help its members address the movement toward product transparency in LEED v4.

  • PCPS Manual Update

    As interest in jointed precast concrete pavement systems grows, a  new manual – designed to outline best practices – is set for release next year.

  • Could this Canadian Cement Plant Hurt American Operations?

    U.S. legislators say a major cement factory under construction in Quebec is bad for American operations and could cost jobs.

  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4.

  • Meet with us in DC

    Next week ACI will be holding its fall convention at Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. For many producers this sounds as exciting as chipping out a full drum of hardened concrete. After all, isn’t ACI just a group of engineers and researchers?

  • Stackable Precast Wall Sections

    By using the variety of designs available with the system, walls can be stacked that employ the "picture frame" design which with creative coloring provides for a very aesthetically pleasing finish.

  • Precast Concrete: The Secret to More Wind Power?

    An Iowa State University engineer says wind turbines can be built taller by switching to precast concrete for wind turbine towers.

  • How Climate Change Could Shorten Concrete's Lifespan

    New research concludes that in Boston, 60% of concrete buildings could face structural deterioration by 2050 – much sooner than anticipated – due to climate change.