October 2007 Table of Contents

Articles
2008 GreenSite Project of the Year

An expanded look at Concrete Producer's High-Rise GreenSite Project of the Year Read more

2008 GreenSite Project of the Year

An expanded look at Concrete Producer's Multifamily GreenSite Project of the Year Read more

2008 GreenSite Project of the Year

An expanded look at Concrete Producer's Institutional GreenSite Project of the Year Read more

2008 GreenSite Project of the Year

An expanded look at the Concrete Producer's Residential GreenSite Project of the Year Read more

2008 GreenSite Project of the Year

An extended look at the Concrete Producer's Commercial GreenSite Project of the Year Read more

Getting the Numbers Right

A few days ago, there was a report in USA Today describing educators' concerns about the shortage of students currently studying civil engineering. Read more

See a Greener Shade of Concrete at GREENSITE See a Greener Shade of Concrete at GREENSITE

This new offering at the World of Concrete will feature dozens of exhibitors showcasing green building technologies and products, along with displays, presentations, and valuable information. Use our handy guide to check in on the Read more

PCI Products Preview PCI Products Preview

The PCI Show takes place this October 21-24 in Phoenix, Ariz. Use our Product Preview to check out some of the products and exhibitors that will be in attendance at the show. Read more

Accounting for Progress Accounting for Progress

When Ren Beck switched to sales and operations, she inherited a stand-alone plant that served only the Marietta area with about nine ready-mix trucks. Read more

Putting Testing Technology to the Test Putting Testing Technology to the Test

Modern technology and automation have finally entered the concrete testing laboratory. Several technical committees have updated traditional standards to accommodate this new technology. Read more

...And an Eye on Storage Tanks

It's more important than ever to track what's Read more

Keeping an Eye on Fueling Fleet Factors Keeping an Eye on Fueling

Since fuel is the single greatest expense of any fleet's operation, managers must have an effective and efficient tracking system to determine if their department is within budget. Read more

Wells Concrete Products Looks Ahead

Wells Concrete Products, from its base in rural Wells, Minn., has grown to be a substantial prestressed and ready-mixed concrete producer. Read more

Reaching Higher

Producers who have developed a strategic plan are more successful than those without one. Read more

Thin is in

If producers can cast tees thinner, and thereby lighter, without losing any strength, architects can immediately see significant benefits. Read more

Paving the Way

Precast-prestressed concrete producers long ago proved our product as a method for providing durable high-performance structural elements for bridges and commercial buildings. In recent years, however, some of these producers have found a new market segment for their product: pavement construction. Read more

Cast Away

Why did I get such a striking view for four days from the window of a hospital? Read more

The Looming Aggregate Crisis Concrete Returns The Looming Aggregate Crisis

For years now, California and Florida have led the nation in growth, and there is no doubt that these two states will be among the growth leaders for decades to come. But a troubling trend that could impact residential, commercial, and public works projects in those states is the looming aggregates shortages, coupled with an anti-permitting sentiment. Read more

Problem Clinic Retaining Wall Block Durability

We have been trying to convince our local public works officials to specify segmental retaining wall (SRW) blocks on an upcoming project. We are located in the northern part of the United States. And the county's engineering staff is concerned that the SRW blocks will not be durable given our area's numerous freeze-thaw cycles and the heavy use of deicers on the roads and sidewalks. Read more

Forecast Calls For... Forecast Calls For...

To help the industry interpret the subtleties of economics, PCA for the first time presented Practical Application of PCA Economic Forecast and Market Assessments. The seminar helped producers decipher forecasts, understand what was behind the reports, and decide how to use the complex projections as planning tools. Read more

Placing Flowing Concrete Placing Flowing Concrete

New delivery system enables easy, spill-free placement of SCC. Read more

In The Mix

Construction falls 14%; Florida Rock OKs sale; Boral Acquires Oklahoma Operation and more. Read more

Our Obligation Starts Now

While I'm not in a position to design, cast, or manage the construction of a new bridge, building, or even patio, I can highlight our industry's effort to help create a safer world. Read more