May-June 2013 Table of Contents

Articles
Adding Water to Concrete Adding Water to Concrete

Adding water to a load of concrete may or may not be acceptable, depending on the parameters that must be met Read more

Holcombe Mixers + Model HM Mobile Concrete Mixer Holcombe Mixers + Model HM Mobile Concrete Mixer

The Oshkosh S-Series compressed natural gas front discharge concrete mixer features an 11-cu-yd drum with a 45-in. opening, and 8.9 liter, 320-hp engine. Read more

McNeilus Companies Inc. + Oshkosh S-Series McNeilus Companies Inc. + Oshkosh S-Series

The Oshkosh S-Series compressed natural gas front discharge concrete mixer features an 11-cu-yd drum with a 45-in. opening, and 8.9 liter, 320-hp engine. Read more

Teletrac Inc. + Fleet Director GPS software Teletrac Inc. + Fleet Director GPS software

Fleet Director GPS software solution provides more than location management. It uses tracking data to reduce company costs while promoting safety, compliance, and productivity initiatives. Read more

Kenworth Truck Co. + T800 & W900 ready-mix trucks Kenworth Truck Co. + T800 & W900 ready-mix trucks

The company’s T800 and W900 ready-mix trucks are now available with the 2013 PACCAR MX-13 engine. Read more

TMW Systems + TMT Fleet Maintenance software TMW Systems + TMT Fleet Maintenance software

The TMT Fleet Maintenance product can provide better data management, improve productivity, and reduce operating costs.  Read more

Cooper Bussmann + OMNEX TD3200 radio remote control Cooper Bussmann + OMNEX TD3200 radio remote control

The OMNEX TD3200 radio remote control is designed for smooth operation and precise control of concrete pump trucks, transit mixers, and other industrial machinery. Read more

An overview of the NTEA 2013 Fleet Purchasing Survey and trucks featured at World of Concrete An overview of the NTEA 2013 Fleet Purchasing Survey and trucks featured at World of Concrete

According to the 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook, published by the National Truck Equipment Association, fleet managers in the construction industry plan to expand their fleets more than any other sector this year. We will highlight the results and look at new truck technologies on display at World of Concrete. Read more

World of Concrete 2013 wrap-up World of Concrete 2013 wrap-up

With an attendance of 55,000 concrete industry professionals, World of Concrete 2013 continued an upward trend that was mirrored by the optimism of attendees. We review the show and highlight producer-related events and Web-exclusive photos and videos. Read more

Aggregate Moisture in Concrete From the Editor Aggregate Moisture in Concrete

The moisture condition of aggregate in concrete is very important. The absorption of the aggregate indicates the quantity of water which will be absorbed into the pore structure. Read more

High-strength Concrete at Ground Zero High-strength Concrete at Ground Zero

New York City-based Eastern Concrete Materials supplied 150,000 cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete for the superstructure of One World Trade Center, and pumped it 103 stories to the highest elevation ever in the Americas. Read more

RCC Live! event at World of Concrete converts contractors to RCC proponents RCC Live! event at World of Concrete converts contractors to RCC proponents

Despite heavy promotion for many years, producers and contractors are relatively unfamiliar with roller-compacted concrete. And those that have RCC construction experience have little paving history. To fill in this learning gap, The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines co-presented RCC Live! at the 2013 World of Concrete. Read more

An aggregate bin replacement project at a precast plant goes through the roof An aggregate bin replacement project at a precast plant goes through the roof

Ontario-based precaster Utility Structures Inc. started the new year in a big way, thanks to a brand new 100-cubic-foot aggregate storage bin that was custom designed by BMH Systems and installed through the plant’s roof. Plant managers discuss the pros and cons of retrofitting, and what precast producers should know when considering major modifications. Read more

Pervious Pavement Cleaning Techniques are Showcased at Pervious Live! 2013 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 to restore initial infiltration rates on pervious pavements. Read more

A Pension Plan Solution? Concrete Returns A Pension Plan Solution?

Unions and concrete industry employers are working to ensure the stability of multi-employer pension plans, with the financial security of more than 10 million current and retired workers at stake. Read more

Dauphinais Concrete Inc. Producer to Watch Dauphinais Concrete Inc.

Highlighting the achievements of a ready-mix producer that had found success through hard work and determination. Read more

Concrete Industry holds a Pink Ribbon Challenge to Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Concrete Industry Concrete Industry holds a Pink Ribbon Challenge to Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Concrete Cares, a non-profit organization holds a challenge to show its support in raising awareness about breast cancer. Read more

Concrete as Energy Saver Concrete as Energy Saver

When it comes to sustainability, popular benefits of concrete include support of the local economy, use of easily accessible and abundant resources, and durability or resilience. But when concrete is part of the building envelope system, designers can achieve energy-efficiency more easily with the same durable concrete producers have always provided. Read more

Six Tips for Keeping Your Tires Rolling: Protect your Investment with Tire Maintenance Fleet Factors Six Tips for Keeping Your Tires Rolling: Protect your Investment with Tire Maintenance

Establishing your own tire maintenance program is easy to do, and it will increase the use you get from your tires. Read more

TCP supports industry efforts to produce high-quality concrete

On a beautiful May afternoon in Chicago, BASF product manager Joe Daczko had the full attention of 85 concrete aficionados as he compared placing self-consolidating concrete (SCC) to serving an adult beverage. “You’re not pouring a glass of beer,” said Daczko, as the group watched the fluid concrete fill a U-shaped plexiglass form. “SCC is not a cure-all. You still have to pour it correctly according to the form dimensions and mix characteristics, if you want to prevent bugholes.” Read more

Batch Plant Products Batch Plant Products

Underground concrete backfill specialists, Mining Concrete Ltd., have set up an onsite batch plant to produce concrete for stabilizing and sealing an abandoned hard rock mine in Alberta, Canada. Also, a selection of batch plants and equipment that can help producers meet the demands of any job. Read more

Oven Industries + 5R6-900 benchtop temperature controller Oven Industries + 5R6-900 benchtop temperature controller

The 5R6-900 unit thermoelectric module benchtop temperature controller can be plugged into the wall as a self-contained temperature control system with its own power supply. Read more

RexCon + Mobile 5 Batch Plant RexCon + Mobile 5 Batch Plant

The Mobile 5 Batch Plant is a portable transit mix plant ideal for remote job sites. Read more

Stephens Mfg. + Falcon portable plant Stephens Mfg. + Falcon portable plant

The Falcon portable plant can handle two 100 bbl silos and a 200-ton aggregate bin, or hold up to 400 tons of aggregate with an optional frame. Read more

Advanced Concrete Technologies + ExoClean wastewater treatment plant Advanced Concrete Technologies + ExoClean wastewater treatment plant

The EcoClean wastewater treatment plant is available in several models, with a minimum capacity of 1000 gallons a day. Read more

BMH Systems + Custom Batch Plants BMH Systems + Custom Batch Plants

The company specializes in designing and manufacturing custom concrete batch plants with particular expertise in mobile batch plants and infrastructure projects. Read more

Standley Batch Systems, Inc. + Turbomatic Standley Batch Systems, Inc. + Turbomatic

Produce high-quality concrete at the desired temperature, even in the coldest winters, with the Turbomatic thermal energy unit. Read more

Monitor Technologies + Flexar Guided Wave Radar Monitor Technologies + Flexar Guided Wave Radar

The Flexar Guided Wave Radar provides real-time continuous level measurement indications for powder and bulk solids applications, including dusty conditions. Read more

BinMaster + Bendable probes BinMaster + Bendable probes

The company’s bendable capacitance probe fits in tight spaces or in vessels where obstructions prevent the installation of a straight probe. Read more

WAM USA Inc. + SILOTOP R03 Filter WAM USA Inc. + SILOTOP R03 Filter

The Silotop R03 Filter features Polypleat filter elements housed in a heavy-duty stainless steel body, and an integrated automatic pulse jet cleaning system inside the weather protection cover. Read more