November-December 2016 Table of Contents

2016 Influencers
The Most Influential People in Concrete Production in 2016 The Most Influential People in Concrete Production in 2016

For 2016, we have identified three influencers whose activities will definitely impact your operations — workforce development, new market development, and process improvement. Read more

Columnists
Problem-Solving Pitfalls Concrete Thinking Problem-Solving Pitfalls

Usually, we find someone to blame rather than chasing down the most important thing: finding cause. Read more

Infrastructure Finally Gets Attention it Deserves Concrete Returns Infrastructure Finally Gets Attention it Deserves

President-elect Donald Trump said he would spend twice as much as Hillary Clinton on our crumbling infrastructure. Read more

Complete Projects Faster Through Data Sharing What's New Complete Projects Faster Through Data Sharing

Innovative data sharing system strengthens the producer-contractor relationship by obtaining real-time temperature and strength results on the jobsite. Read more

Features
Cement-Admixture Incompatibility Cement-Admixture Incompatibility

Understanding the problems and some simple fixes. Read more

Panama Canal: Concrete Solutions Infrastructure Panama Canal: Concrete Solutions

Problems with concrete mix and reinforcing steel design were in large part responsible for the two-year delay in the construction of the third set of locks of the Panama Canal. Read more

It’s World of Concrete Time Again World of Concrete It’s World of Concrete Time Again

The concrete industry’s biggest event takes place Jan. 17-20 in Las Vegas; seminars begin Jan. 16. Read more

Editorial
Most Influential for 2016 Help Build an Industry Editorial Most Influential for 2016 Help Build an Industry

This year's Most Influential are people who aren’t afraid to do things differently to advance our industry. Read more

Producer to Watch
Charleston Concrete Helps Weather the Storm Producer to Watch Charleston Concrete Helps Weather the Storm

To save lives, one producer poured concrete the night before dangerous Hurricane Matthew hit. Read more

Problem Clinic
Specification for Structural Concrete Problem Clinic Specification for Structural Concrete

Here are the provisions of the new spec that are relevant to concrete producers. Read more

Fleet Factors
Is Your Fleet Ready for new Oil Standards? Fleet Factors Is Your Fleet Ready for new Oil Standards?

With engines operating at higher temperatures, oils must withstand more extreme under-hood temperatures. Read more

Products
Knuckleboom crane Knuckleboom crane

The Effer 655-3S knuckleboom crane mounted at the rear of the truck is perfect for precast work. Read more

Mobile crane Mobile crane

Liebherr mobile crane model LTM 1450-8.1 Read more

Potain Self-Erecting Crane Potain Self-Erecting Crane

The Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane has a maximum reach for performance, compact design for challenging jobsites and easy transport. Read more

Hydraulic crane Hydraulic crane

QMC crane was primarily built for the precast industry. Read more