February-March 2016 Table of Contents

World of Concrete Precast Operations Showcase Precast Concrete World of Concrete Precast Operations Showcase

The Precast Operations Showcase at World of Concrete demonstrated wetcast production from all angles: form preparation, reinforcement, consolidation, and stripping. Read more

Precast Insulated Walls Precast Insulated Walls

Scott Long’s venture is a new approach to marketing and producing insulated concrete wall panels. And it seems that his launch may have come at the right time, as green building, especially with its emphasis on energy efficiency, is maturing into a potentially untapped growth market for concrete producers. Read more

The ABCs of Bridge Construction The ABCs of Bridge Construction

This was one of several accelerated bridge construction projects in which Oldcastle has participated in the past three years. Read more

Precast Environmental Product Declarations

Environmental product declarations allow stakeholders to understand precast products’ impacts on the environment. Read more

Education Master Precasters

The National Precast Concrete Association will graduate the largest-ever class of Master Precasters at The Precast Show 2016. Read more

Bigger, Better Block Bigger, Better Block

Bruce Lung has dedicated almost a decade developing a new approach to masonry construction he believes will streamline jobsite efficiency. Read more

2016 bauma Industry 2016 bauma

The 31st edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair takes place in Munich from April 11–17. Read more

Concrete Cares Community Concrete Cares

Nonprofit group colors concrete pink and raises money to fight cancer. Read more

Construction Hiring Looks Strong Concrete Returns Construction Hiring Looks Strong

Contractors expect 2016 to be a mostly positive year, as most expect key market segments to expand or remain stable. Yet their enthusiasm is tempered by tight labor conditions. Read more

ASTM Standards From the Editor ASTM Standards

Why are ASTM standards important and why should concrete producers pay attention and follow them? Read more

2016 Precast Show 2016 Precast Show

The Precast Show takes place March 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Read more

2016 Work Truck Show: Start your Engines! 2016 Work Truck Show: Start your Engines!

The Work Truck Show takes place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, March 1-4. Read more

Anti-terrorist Concrete: Precast Barrier Keeps Enemies at Bay Innovation Anti-terrorist Concrete: Precast Barrier Keeps Enemies at Bay

KarabloK is a visually appealing anti-terrorist barrier made out of precast concrete. Read more

From the Editor Knowledge is Power

Many concrete industry associations are taking notice and rising to the challenge. Read more