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  • Waters Rule Challenged

    The EPA's new definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) greatly expands the number of projects that would have to go through regulatory review. Industry groups are fighting this and have filed a law suit.

     
  • Cement Consumption on the Rise Globally

    Global cement consumption is expected to grow throughout 2015 and continue throughout the next year, but at the slower rate than in the past.

     
  • Can Tires Increases the Flexural Strength of Concrete?

    Rubber, steel, and textile fibres from tires can be resused in concrete to make buildings and other structures 'greener', tougher, and more resistant to earthquakes.

     
  • 211.8R-15 Guide to Troubleshooting Concrete Mixture Issues

    ACI offers 211.8R-15 Guide to Troubleshooting Concrete Mixture Issues as Influenced by Constitutive Materials, Jobsite Conditions, or Testing Practices.

     
  • Benefits of Precast Concrete Recognized in Australia

    Precast concrete confers a range of benefits in addition to those conventionally touted within the building industry.

     
  • NRMCA Restructures

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has restructured its promotion, technical services and sustainability departments into two separate departments, effective immediately, announced NRMCA President Robert Garbini. Pending approval from the Board of Directors, the National Resource...

     
  • Oldcastle Precast Celebrates Safety Achievement

    Oldcastle Precast’s Folsom Pipe Plant has been presented New Jersey’s Citation of Merit Award for their achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries for the second consecutive year (2013 – 2014).

     
  • It's Official: Holcim and Lafarge Merge

    Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. completed their global merger and have launched LafargeHolcim, a world leader in the building materials industry.

     
  • NRMCA Selects 2015-2016 Participants for Industry Leaders Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association congratulates the following ready mix executives who have been selected for the 2015-2016 Developing Industry Leaders (DIL) program.

     
  • Ten Great Concrete Buildings

    In contemporary architecture, concrete is having a moment. Now, a new two-volume book from Taschen spotlights 100 modern examples.

     
  • Rethink Jobsite: Loading Efficiency

    Mark Whiting is a sharp guy with a big brain who's spent his career helping contractors squeeze every unit of production-and every dollar of profit-out of their fleets. Now he's sharing his tips in a video series. Spend 30 seconds with Mark and you'll learn a simple trick to increase loading...

     
  • Can't Find a Good Man? Hire a Woman

    Faced with a labor shortage and growing business, more contractors are discovering the benefits of the X factor.

     
  • Demand for Precast Concrete Products Rising

    U.S. demand for precast concrete products is forecast to rise 6.5 percent per annum to $12.2 billion in 2018, stimulated by a rebound in construction expenditures.

     
  • Africa's Richest Man Commissions $500 Million Cement Plant In Ethiopia

    Dangote Cement, the cement producer controlled by Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has commissioned a $500 million cement plant in Ethiopia.

     
  • LafargeHolcim: Public exchange offer completed successfully

    Lafarge shareholders' positive response to offer paves the way towards completion of merger.

     
  • Incredible Photos Tell The Story Of The Hoover Dam

    Construction of the Hoover Dam began on July 7, 1930, marking the beginning of the creation of one of the largest manmade structures in the world.According to History.com, it took five years to build the dam, which generates enough energy each year to serve over one million people.On the 85th...

     
  • Man Eats Concrete

    A man in Nanjing, China needed urgent medical help after having accidentally eaten some liquid concrete. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors had to pump his stomach to recover the concrete and save his life.

     
  • NRMCA 2015 National Mixer Driver Championship

    Entries are still being accepted for 2015 National Mixer Driver Championship. Get them in by July 15.

     
  • Gators' Canoe Chomps its way to Victory

    The University of Florida earned the America’s Cup of Civil Engineering at the 28th annual American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition.

     
  • EPA Finalizes 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges

    After 18 months of waiting, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its updated multi-sector general permit (MSGP) for stormwater discharges from industrial activities, including ready mixed concrete production.

     
 
 
 

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