November-December 2014 Table of Contents

World of Concrete 2015 Preview World of Concrete 2015 Preview

A preview of events, competitions, and educational opportunities for concrete producers. Read more

The Most Influential People The Most Influential People in Concrete Production in 2014

TCP recognizes a group of Influencers whose effective and creative approaches have significantly impacted the concrete industry. Read more

Preventing Fleet Breakdowns Preventing Fleet Breakdowns

Keeping equipment running smoothly and reliably is paramount for fleet managers who rely on heavy-duty motors and pumps to keep their drums moving. Read more

Precast Concrete is a Highlight of new Stadium Precast Concrete is a Highlight of new Stadium

Precast Producer Clark Pacific manufactured 40 million pounds of precast concrete for Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The project demanded a quality form release agent. Read more

What will Influence your Operations in 2015?

There are several important industry trends which might influence your business operations. Read more

ACI 318-14 Gets Overhaul

ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, was completely overhauled. The committee responsible for the new document reorganized the code's greater ease of use. Read more

Dealing with Cement Shortages From the Editor Dealing with Cement Shortages

Lots of things can disrupt the supply of cement but there are some things a ready-mix producer can do to mitigate the problem. Read more

Regional Distances in LEED Raise Questions

There is confusion among producers about how to determine the distances required to be provided for LEED submittals. Read more

Concrete Returns A Shift in the Mortgage Market

The pendulum swings back toward easier mortgage-lending standards as the government tries to resurrect housing. Read more

World of Concrete Producer Center Products World of Concrete Producer Center Products

Make sure you schedule enough time to visit the 140 manufacturers that will display the newest advancements in materials, tools, and products just for producers in the North Hall at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Feb. 3-6. Read more