November-December 2013 Table of Contents

Articles
What's New 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. Read more

World of Concrete goes International World of Concrete goes International

Rick Yelton has shared the World of Concrete experience far and wide, traveling to Brazil, India, and the Philippines this year. He found producers and contractors share common problems and successes in every part of the world. Read more

Setting a New Standard Setting a New Standard

When the ASTM Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete was published in 2012, the standard change revealed a new understanding about the importance of high-level hydration of concrete. One year later, we look at how ASTM Standards C09 and C09.21 are benefiting the concrete industry. Read more

2013 Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co. The Most Influential People 2013 Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy. Read more

2013 Influencer: Jason Weiss The Most Influential People 2013 Influencer: Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss' internal curing research reveals small changes that result in big improvements. For more than a decade, Weiss and his Purdue University students have worked to improve concrete with internal curing. Read more

2013 Influencer: David Biggs The Most Influential People 2013 Influencer: David Biggs

David Biggs is a leader in securing a spot for masonry in the expanding world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). He is the coordinator of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, known as BIM-M. Read more

12 Steps to a Safe Construction Site Resources 12 Steps to a Safe Construction Site

A white paper by global commercial property and casualty insurer The ACE Group provides 12 steps to ingraining safety consciousness throughout an organization. Read more

Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits Beyond Green Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits

With the new version of LEED, former metrics play a lesser role. New measures such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life cycle assessment (LCA) emerge as more important factors. Read more

Gulf Coast and West will Boom the next Decade Concrete Returns Gulf Coast and West will Boom the next Decade

The fastest growing area of the U.S. will be the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from the U.S.-Mexico border to the west coast of Florida. The Inland West region will do well also. Read more

Claxton Smith & Sons Concrete Co Producer to Watch Claxton Smith & Sons Concrete Co

This family-owned and -operated concrete producer in West Virginia is expanding operations the next few years. Read more

2014 World of Concrete Preview 2014 World of Concrete Preview

A look at what concrete producers can expect at World of Concrete 2014. Read more

Devices Improve Drivers' Visibility Fleet Factors Devices Improve Drivers' Visibility

Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots. Read more

Underground Construction Pipe Underground Construction Pipe

SaniTite HP pipe allows for longer uninterrupted distance with lighter construction equipment. Read more

Producer Center Products Producer Center Products

The Producer Center at World of Concrete is home to exhibitors catering to the interests of producers like you. Read more

Will 2013 Signal a Return to Profits? Concrete Returns Will 2013 Signal a Return to Profits?

Finances improved in 2012, but as a whole, the industry still operated at a loss. 2013 has demonstrated progress, and the author projects the industry will return to profitability this year. Read more