September-October 2011 Table of Contents

Articles
Numbers for profit Numbers for profit

GPS technology should change your strategic planning. Read more

Fly Ash Update

A key vote on the fly ash containment issue will take place in the U.S. House of Representatives in late October or early November, according to Kerri Leininger, senior vice president of government and political affairs for NRMCA. Read more

Getting a Charge Out of Batteries Fleet Factors Getting a Charge Out of Batteries

New batteries are more efficient, but also more costly. Read more

Reinforcing Efficiency Reinforcing Efficiency

A precast concrete home showcases energy-efficient technology. Read more

The Future Takes Shape The Future Takes Shape

Invest in tomorrow's success at the 2011 PCI show. Read more

Giving Them Shelter

A deadly Tornado season gives boost to precast storm shelter business. Read more

The Refinery

Readers' Choice | Lake Forest, Calif. Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Taltree Railway Garden

Landscape | Valparaiso, Ind. Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards TreePeople Center

Industrial | Beverly Hills, Calif. Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Ohio Street Abatement Project

Transportation | Indianapolis Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Montage Deer Valley

Commercial | Park City, Utah Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Toho Water Authority Headquarters

Municipal | Kissimmee, Fla. Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Institutional | San Diego Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Rosa Parks Apartments

Multifamily | Chicago Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards Flamm Home

Residential | Cambria, Calif. Read more

TCP's 2011 Greensite Awards

The winners of this year's GreenSite awards include a home with an innovative concrete tower that heats and cools the interior, tilt-up wall panels in a water authority's headquarters building, and a pervious concrete pilot street project. Check out these projects and all of the other winners, including your Readers' Choice selection. Read more

Can You Spare a Dime? Concrete Returns Can You Spare a Dime?

Producers with strong balance sheets can secure loans. Read more

Rooftop Results Rooftop Results

Producers can extend their markets by looking upward. Read more

Tread Lightly When Going Green Problem Clinic Tread Lightly When Going Green

Q: We operate in an area that does not have many LEED projects. However, we are now seeing more such projects under development, and specifications requiring LEED submittals are becoming more frequent. How can we manufacture concrete to meet these requirements, and how can we make our concrete more sustainable? Read more

Losing Momentum or Steamrolling?

I was touring a new commercial building a few months ago and was listening to the guide talk about the new features. She then described—or tried to describe—how the concrete contributed to the building's sustainability. The tour guide talked about how the concrete had a certain industrial waste product in it, but she couldn't think of what it was and of the details. Read more