TCP November-December

  • Showcasing SCC at World of Concrete

    This special event features contractors who will showcase how they've benefited from using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). It takes place 1-4 p.m., Jan. 20, at the show in Las Vegas.

     
  • This bag has traveled far and wide this year, helping its owner promote World of Concrete, Americas main concrete event.

    World of Concrete goes International

    Rick Yelton has shared the World of Concrete experience far and wide, traveling to Brazil, India, and the Philippines this year. He found producers and contractors share common problems and successes in every part of the world.

     
  • A 2012 ASTM standard specifying lightweight aggregate for internal curing is already improving concrete

    When the ASTM Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete was published in 2012, the standard change revealed a new understanding about the importance of high-level hydration of concrete. One year later, we look at how ASTM Standards C09 and C09.21 are...

     
  • Left to right, Jeff Davis, Ryan Henkensiefken, and Mike Donovan have helped Central Concrete Supply lead the industry in developing Environmental Product Declarations.

    Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

    The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy.

     
  • Jason Weiss, Ph.D., teaches civil engineering at Purdue University and leads research to prevent one of concretes greatest plaguescracking. Photo: Purdue University

    Influencer: Jason Weiss

    Jason Weiss' internal curing research reveals small changes that result in big improvements. For more than a decade, Weiss and his Purdue University students have worked to improve concrete with internal curing.

     
  • David Biggs, P.E., S.E. of Biggs Consulting Engineering invites masonry product producers to join the National Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, to be sure they have a place at the table, when this industry-changing technology goes into effect.

    Influencer: David Biggs

    David Biggs is a leader in securing a spot for masonry in the expanding world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). He is the coordinator of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative, known as BIM-M.

     
  • 12 Steps to a Safe Construction Site

    A white paper by global commercial property and casualty insurer The ACE Group provides 12 steps to ingraining safety consciousness throughout an organization.

     
  • Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits

    With the new version of LEED, former metrics play a lesser role. New measures such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life cycle assessment (LCA) emerge as more important factors.

     
  • The Third Coast, or the Gulf of Mexico coast from the southern tip of Texas to the southern tip of Florida, will be the fastest growing region of the U.S. over the next decade.

    Gulf Coast and West will Boom the next Decade

    The fastest growing area of the U.S. will be the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from the U.S.-Mexico border to the west coast of Florida. The Inland West region will do well also.

     
  • Claxton Smith & Sons Concrete Co., based in Poca, W.V., was founded by Claxton & Dorthy Smith with one truck in 1948. The producer now operates three plants and a fleet of more than 30 vehicles. Smith Concrete, as it's known locally, now produces over 50,000 yards of concrete/year. The producer plans to expand its operations to include more state infrastructure work, large commercial, industrial, and government jobs.

    Claxton Smith & Sons Concrete Co

    This family-owned and -operated concrete producer in West Virginia is expanding operations the next few years.

     
  • John Deere Operator Challenge

    2014 World of Concrete Preview

    A look at what concrete producers can expect at World of Concrete 2014.

     
  • Devices Improve Drivers' Visibility

    Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots.

     
  • Underground Construction Pipe

    SaniTite HP pipe allows for longer uninterrupted distance with lighter construction equipment.

     
  • Producer Center Products

    The Producer Center at World of Concrete is home to exhibitors catering to the interests of producers like you.

     
  • Pre-tax profit and ready-mix production both improved in 2012.

    Will 2013 Signal a Return to Profits?

    Finances improved in 2012, but as a whole, the industry still operated at a loss. 2013 has demonstrated progress, and the author projects the industry will return to profitability this year.

     
 
 

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