Research

  • 3D Concrete Innovator

    Alexander LaRoux wants to introduce adept printing to concrete construction and has fabricated his own 3D concrete printer.

     
  • How 3D Printing Works

    Once very expensive, the development of desktop 3D printers has made the technology more accessible to small and mid-sized businesses.

     
  • 3D Concrete

    3D printing is a manufacturing process that builds layers to create a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. Thanks to its acceptance and development in other industries, it’s rapidly garnering interest in concrete.

     
  • Looking to 2016

    It's a great time to be part of the concrete industry. We need to be ready to embrace the advancements and challenges that come our way.

     
  • 2015 Concrete Masonry Design Awards of Excellence

    Check out these great photos of the winners of the 2015 NCMA/ICPI Concrete Masonry Design Awards of Excellence. These winning projects, architects, designers, and product producers were recognized for their outstanding use of concrete masonry units, segmental retaining wall units, and interlocking...

     
  • 2015 Influencer: Dr. Lawrence Sutter

    Lawrence Sutter has developed a path by which ACMs can be introduced into commercial concrete. His efforts will have a major influence on the future of concrete production and concrete construction.

     
  • NRMCA Publishes Optimizing Concrete Mixtures Report

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association recently completed and published a research project entitled, Optimizing Concrete Mixtures for Performance and Sustainability. 

     
  • Hanley Wood Announces Major Reposition of its Brand

    Reflects the Company’s Position as a Hub for Business Intelligence and Data-Driven Insights

     
  • Students Participate in Concrete Surfaces Research

    The project, funded by the ASCC Education, Research and Development Foundation, St. Louis, is titled “Evaluation and Examination of ACI 347.3R ‘Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces’.”

     
  • Too Cold for Concrete?

    Making ACI 306 a tool, rather than a rule. It covers the entire spectrum of applications for cold weather concreting.

     
  • New Association Forms to Promote ICFs

    The mission of the Council of ICF Industries is to promote and enhance the social, environmental, and economic value of ICFs in North America.

     
  • Casting Trends: Precast Pervious Concrete

    Percoa USA LLC has developed and patented precast pervious concrete plus a look at ICON-Xchange and The Precast Show.

     
  • Precast Pervious Concrete

    Percoa USA LLC has developed and patented precast pervious concrete.

     
  • 2014 Influencer: Richard Szecsy

    Drawing on his industry expertise and Ph.D. in civil engineering, Richard Szecsy has helped develop and update the concrete industry's standards.

     
  • 2014 Influencer: Mark Perniconi

    Mark Perniconi carries out the Charles Pankow Foundation’s mission to advance market-driven innovation with an approach befitting a civil engineer with an MBA from Purdue University.

     
  • 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.

     
  • CTLGroup Elects Cohrs as new Chairman

    The CTLGroup elected Cary Cohrs as chairman during the organization’s recent fall board meeting. Cohrs is the president of American Cement Co. a joint venture of CRH’s Oldcastle Materials and Trap Rock Industries.

     
  • Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles

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

     
  • CTLGroup adds Jennings as Consultant

    Hamlin Jennings has joined CTLGroup as an affiliated consultant. He will consult on cement chemistry, cementitious composite microstructural characterization, concrete durability, and mechanisms of creep and shrinkage.

     
  • Concrete Aids Resilient Design

    Producers can raise awareness of the importance of resilient design and promote using concrete structures and products.

     
 
 
 
 

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