What's New

  • Contractor or Employee?

    Producers may be forced to hire some familiar faces who had been working as independent contractors.

  • Shaking up Productivity

    Besser's machine upgrade technology, Advanced Servo Vibration, is a turnkey package available for CAM machines, such as currently Vibrapacs, Dynapacs, Ultrapacs, and Superpacs models.

  • Trucks at World of Concrete

    Several truck manufacturers at World of Concrete introduced chassis that provide producers greater payloads and increased maneuverability, while making drivers more efficient.

  • New Association Forms to Promote ICFs

    The mission of the Council of ICF Industries is to promote and enhance the social, environmental, and economic value of ICFs in North America.

  • ACI 318-14 Gets Overhaul

    ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, was completely overhauled. The committee responsible for the new document reorganized the code's greater ease of use.

  • Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles

    Research may switch the role of carbon dioxide from industry foe to key partner.

  • Modular Concrete Construction

    Portable precast plant can be assembled to produce a concrete module for practically any shape and size dwelling space designed by an architect.

  • Making Cracks Invisible

    New admixture will significantly minimize the potential for drying shrinkage cracking to such an extent that cracks may not form.

  • Liebherr Truck-Mounted Concrete Pump 37 XXT

    Liebherr Truck-Mounted Concrete Pump 37 XXT

    Liebherr's XXT concrete pump is designed for low torsion and is extremely robust.

  • Schwing Radio Remote Control

    Schwing Radio Remote Control

    Operators can direct boom operation and concrete pumping from hundreds of feet away with Schwing's new wireless radio remote control.

  • Washout Watchdog Porta-Pit

    The Porta-Pit concrete washout container is designed for no-spill security.

  • Concrete Pumping at 2014 World of Concrete

    Innovators continue to improve concrete pumping operations. In the 2014 Most Innovative Product Award program, three World of Concrete exhibitors have nominated products that will continue to increase pumpers' efficiency, safety, and productivity.

  • Showcasing SCC at World of Concrete

    This special event features contractors who will showcase how they've benefited from using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). It takes place 1-4 p.m., Jan. 20, at the show in Las Vegas.

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    The Operational Advantages of Biodiesel Fuels

    More and more fleet managers are turning to biodiesel fuels. As winter nears, how can fleets continue to use these fuels? Managers should work with their suppliers to develop a cold weather management plan.

  • In its fourth year, Pervious Concrete Live! 2013 was a showcase for pervious concrete innovation at World of Concrete.

    Pervious Pavement Cleaning Techniques are Showcased at Pervious Live! 2013

    With the number of pervious concrete installations growing, owners are now calling on concrete producers and contractors to help maintain their pavements. Responding to this new demand, the organizers of Pervious Concrete Live! at World of Concrete 2013 presented two approaches contractors can use...

  • The new Terex FD5000 Great Lakes Front Discharge truck unveiled at World of Concrete boasts a 197-inch wheelbase, offering improved weight distribution between the axle and the stretched wheelbase, and increasing operator comfort when driving to and from the jobsite.

    Truck Manufacturers Prepare for an Upswing

    Truck and mixer sales seem poised for growth.

  • Skin in the Game

    Now that our industry seems poised for a recovery, I believe it's time for those of us who have been watching on the sidelines to put a little skin in the game.

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    Lifting Safety to a New Level

    Most producers think their involvement in crane operator training refers to large gantry cranes or mobile pickers used for plant repairs.

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    Rings of Life

    The concrete industry needs a few more friends in the aqua-agricultural business like Tyler Ortego, who has created a proprietary mix design for a special concrete element.

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    Online Standards Training


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