July-August 2014 Table of Contents

Articles
The Advantages of Portland-Limestone Cement The Advantages of Portland-Limestone Cement

Portland-limestone cement may significantly improve concrete's sustainable characteristics. It has a smaller carbon footprint with no drawbacks. Read more

Concrete Cares of Nebraska 2014 Kickoff Event Industry Concrete Cares of Nebraska 2014 Kickoff Event

Information about the 2014 Concrete Cares event and how you can help and participate. Read more

Using BIM for Complex Precast Elements Using BIM for Complex Precast Elements

The new residence hall at Valparaiso University is the school's first built entirely of precast concrete. The 300 students wouldn't be moving in so soon if not for building information modeling. Read more

Concrete Returns The Current State of Housing

While single-family home starts slowly recover, don't minimize the impact multifamily housing has on the new-starts market. Multifamily is growing at almost double the rate of single-family housing. Read more

Bearing can Fail for many Reasons Bearing can Fail for many Reasons

Your vehicles' and other equipment's bearings can fail for a variety of reasons. Most failures stem from lubrication and contamination. Read more

Concrete Aids Resilient Design

Producers can raise awareness of the importance of resilient design and promote using concrete structures and products. Read more

PCI Celebrates 60th Anniversary at Annual Conference PCI Celebrates 60th Anniversary at Annual Conference

The 60th Anniversary Convention promises to be the best in PCI history, with educational offerings, technical program, and products from exhibitors. Read more

Designing our Future with BIM Designing our Future with BIM

The Charles Pankow Foundation has been very supportive in helping our industry incorporate building information modeling (BIM) into concrete construction. Read more

From the Editor The Risks of Low-Cement Concrete

What precautions should a producer take when making concrete with a ternary blend and only 25% cement? Read more

Delaware Valley Concrete Producer to Watch Delaware Valley Concrete

This concrete producer rolled out its first ready-mix truck powered entirely by compressed natural gas, making it the first to own and operate a CNG mixer in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Read more

Modular Concrete Construction 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. Read more