September-October 2014 Table of Contents

Articles
The Concrete Prodcuer 2014 Survey Round-Up TCP Survey The Concrete Prodcuer 2014 Survey Round-Up

Here are the articles and web extras from the 2014 The Concrete Producer Survey. Read more

Concrete gets in the mix with Special Olympics INDUSTRY Concrete gets in the mix with Special Olympics

Central Concrete teams up with the Special Olympics to make a difference and raise money. Read more

Improving Concrete Quality RESOURCES Improving Concrete Quality

Improved concrete quality has far-reaching benefits in improved performance, reduced time and costs, a lower environmental footprint, and an overall enhancement in concrete quality and construction. Read more

World’s Longest Concrete Beams Installed PROJECT OF THE MONTH World’s Longest Concrete Beams Installed

The Netherlands is home to the world's longest prestressed concrete beams, which form the main span of the new bridge in Zuidhorn. Read more

Concrete Producer 2014 Trades and Acquisitions TCP Survey Concrete Producer 2014 Trades and Acquisitions

Several producers have notably increased their stake in the North American concrete industry through trades and acquisitions in key markets. Read more

The Concrete Industry's Managers The Concrete Industry's Managers

During 2013-14, we have seen the exit of many executives who have dedicated their careers to the concrete industry. Their departures could mean significant changes globally. Read more

The Top 10 Concrete Producers in 2013 TCP Survey The Top 10 Concrete Producers in 2013

The top public companies producing concrete in North America benefited from a recovering U.S. economy in 2013. Many had success in markets where residential construction rebounded. Read more

The Concrete Producer Survey: A Rebuilding Year TCP Survey The Concrete Producer Survey: A Rebuilding Year

Producers try to make the most of an improving economy by focusing on core businesses. Some budgets are still tight; others producers are buying new equipment. Read more

Precast Producers see Steady Growth TCP Survey Precast Producers see Steady Growth

The National Precast Concrete Association expects precast sales to grow 6%, or $16 billion, in 2014. Read more

Third-party Verification Programs

Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality. Read more

Keeping your Hydraulic Fluid Clean Keeping your Hydraulic Fluid Clean

Most hydraulic component failures can be traced to hydraulic oil problems. Clean oil can be a challenge for vehicles and other construction equipment. Read more

Product Pulse: Fiber Reinforcement Product Pulse: Fiber Reinforcement

The September-October issue focused on fiber reinforcement products. Read more

Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles

Research may switch the role of carbon dioxide from industry foe to key partner. Read more

Concrete Holds Many Opportunities

Despite some trials and tribulations, our industry leaders are positive about the future. Read more

The State of the Ready Mixed Industry Concrete Returns The State of the Ready Mixed Industry

Challenging times lie ahead, but in a good way. Expect volume and pricing growth, driven by increased demand and shortages in the industry's ability to meet this demand. Read more

From the Editor Onsite Additions for Concrete

Take several precautions before making any concrete, starting with a trial batch under site conditions. Read more

Precast Barrier Softens Airport Noise Precast Barrier Softens Airport Noise

A total of 277,000 square feet of precast sound wall is being erected on the west side of the road near Dulles International Airport. Read more