• DNR investigating concrete spill from Beltline construction

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating how a wetlands area was contaminated with concrete from a construction project.

     
  • Overnight Concrete Pouring Restricted by Texas City Council

    Residents are tired of losing sleep because of nighttime work, but will setting limits have unintended consequences?

     
  • Take the Dam Tour!

    Join the editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER magazines on an informative tour of the Hoover Dam bypass and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

     
  • Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competition

    New to WOC 2015, this exciting event will feature two crane operator competition courses: A boom truck course (using an Elliott 36127R telescopic boom truck); and an articulating boom course (using a Hiab articulating boom crane).

     
  • Construction Employment is On the Upswing

    New data from Associated General Contractors of America shows construction employment increased in 37 states and the District of Columbia during the past year. Additionally, 28 states and D.C. added jobs between September and October.

     
  • Western Star Tough Site Challenge

    Think you have what it takes to tackle the Western Star Tough Site Challenge course?

     
  • John Deere Operator Challenge

    Get in the driver’s seat during the exciting John Deere Operator Challenge.

     
  • Concrete Washout Water Systems

    Proven filter press technology and applied for use in recycling concrete process water.

     
  • Tornado Safe Room Showcase

    In this live, interactive work zone, experts from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and supporting associations will demonstrate how to construct safe rooms.

     
  • Navistar Introduces State-of-the-Art Vehicle Designed for Disaster Relief

    Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle—a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a unique vehicle mounted water purification treatment system.

     
  • NRMCA 2015 Kids Art Contest

    Encourage the children in your life to enter today!

     
  • Breakfast with the Experts

    Back for a second year, these morning sessions will provide attendees peer-to-peer opportunities to pose technical questions to leading concrete industry experts.

     
  • US Demand for Bricks, Blocks, Pavers On the Rise

    A new report forecasts the market will approach $9 Billion in 2018.

     
  • AEM honors 34 companies with Pillar of the Industry awards

    Members are recognized for active support of the I Make America pro-manufacturing campaign.

     
  • Precast Manufacturer Reports Double-Digit Growth

    At the close of the third quarter for 2014, Superior Walls of America reported a 12% increase in year-to-date sales over the same January through September time-frame in 2013.

     
  • Toscas to Take the Reigns at Portland Cement Association

    The Board of Directors of the PCA has named James G. Toscas president and chief executive officer, effective December 15, 2014.

     
  • The Change Agent: 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.

     
  • The Facilitator: 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.

     
  • The Consensus Builders: SAE Ready-Mix Concrete Truck Safety Committee

    The Society of Automotive Engineers Ready-Mix Concrete Truck Safety Committee has established two new standards with the goal of making operators’ jobs safer.

     
  • Bid on a ready-mix truck at the CIM Auction.

    Plan your WOC2015!

    A preview of events, competitions, and educational opportunities for concrete producers.

     
  • Heating and Mixing System

    Melt ice, heat your aggregates, cool your concrete, and cure your product, all from one nonboiler thermal energy system.

     
  • Stull Elected to Lead Portland Cement Association

    John Stull, president and CEO of Lafarge North America Inc., is the new chairman of the association.

     
  • Leadership in Action

    TCP recognizes a group of Influencers whose effective and creative approaches have significantly impacted the concrete industry.

     
  • The new 34,000-square-foot facility was built 40 feet high to accommodate laser projection technology that allows Finfrock to produce precast panels in record time, and with exceptional accuracy.

    The Innovator: Robert Finfrock

    Robert Finfrock is setting a high-tech pace for precast producers.

     
  • Hanley Wood Agrees to Sell Exhibitions Business to Informa

    Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC.

     
  • Investigation Into NJ Tape Measure Death Launched

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating three companies involved in the construction of the Jersey City highrise where a man was killed after being struck by a falling tape measure.

     
  • Preventing Breakdowns

    Keeping equipment running smoothly and reliably is paramount for fleet managers who rely on heavy-duty motors and pumps to keep their drums moving.

     
  • Field of Jeans

    Precast Producer Clark Pacific manufactured 40 million pounds of precast concrete for Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The project demanded a quality form release agent.

     
  • What will Influence your Operations next Year?

    There are several important industry trends which might influence your business operations.

     
  • Back to Basics but in a Different Way

    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.

     
  • Dealing with Cement Shortages

    Lots of things can disrupt the supply of cement but there are some things a ready-mix producer can do to mitigate the problem.

     
  • Regional Distances Still Raise Questions

    There is confusion among producers about how to determine the distances required to be provided for LEED submittals.

     
  • A Tectonic Shift in the Mortgage Market

    The pendulum swings back toward easier mortgage-lending standards as the government tries to resurrect housing.

     
  • Concrete Batch Plant

    Flexible design allows for adding a portable or totally self-erecting central batch mixer to meet the control and production needs of the specialty concrete designs of the future.

     
  • High-performance Mixers

    Mixers feature the HP drum with a high-capacity mixing bowl section, ball buster paddle system, and a straight discharge cone taper for optimal mixing.

     
  • Microrebar Reinforcement

    Use Micro-rebar as primary steel reinforcement for structural concrete; it can replace rebar in any concrete application.

     
  • Heldenfels Celebrates Texas Groundbreaking

    The company's new precast concrete manufacturing plant in El Paso, Texas, will be operational in April 2015.

     
  • Magnets for Precast Concrete

    Use the MagFly AP magnet for production of precast concrete elements.

     
  • Pre-heater System

    Pre Heater Plus system utilizes hot exhaust gases from a direct-fired water heater to preheat the makeup water.

     
  • Metering System for Granules

    G-Pack 30 is ideal for producers looking to improve the quality of their colored concrete products with an automated metering system.

     
  • Reversing Drum Mixer

    Mixer is easily serviced with replacement liners, clearance beneath the mixer for cleaning and easy drive wheel replacement, and a patented swing-out chute design.

     
  • Direct Contact Water Heater

    Direct contact water heaters reduce the heating process to one step compared with a conventional boiler’s two.

     
  • High-capacity Reversing Drum Mixer

    The RollMaster reversing drum mixer rotates forward at full speed for charging and mixing, and reverses rotation at variable speed for discharging.

     
  • Form Release Agent

    Nontoxic, nonflammable, solventless, low-odor release agent permits easy, stain-free removal of forms and formliners from hardened concrete.

     
  • Mobile Computing Products

    The MOBILEconnect suite of products includes MOBILEticket, a real-time paperless ticketing solution for electronic proof of delivery, automated alerts, and notifications.

     
  • Fluid Bed Sand Dryer

    Fluid bed sand dryer comes with a fully automated control system and senses differences in incoming moisture.

     
  • Batching Software

    iQ drives consistent and accurate batching, and tracks risk and material wastage costs.

     
  • World of Concrete Producer Center Products

    Make sure you schedule enough time to visit the 140 manufacturers that will display the newest advancements in materials, tools, and products just for producers in the North Hall at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Feb. 3-6.

     
  • Block and Landscape Products Machine

    The XL is known for its ruggedness and reliability, and is refined to provide consistency in filling.

     
  • Blender Conveyor

    Machine blends products from multiple sources and conveys them to one or more destinations using a positive-displacement blower.

     
  • Bin Level Indicator

    The bin level indicator has an easily adjusted sensitivity and a fail-safe output on power failure.

     
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Filter Press

    The filter press can be easily integrated with existing settling ponds or reclamation systems.

     
  • Let's Talk Self-Consolidating Concrete

    Learn best practices and share success stories as part of the Strategic Development Council-sponsored 2015 World of Concrete Self-Consolidating Concrete Forum.

     
  • 2015: The Year You Should Start Thinking Differently

    Why it's important to learn how to focus on the big picture without getting bogged down in the day-to-day.

     
  • We Have LOTS to Talk About

    Metrostudy's chief economist Brad Hunter talks lot deliveries and housing starts. What have we learned this year and what will we see in 2015?

     
  • Weatherproof Storage System for Aggregates

    Built on a standard ISO container frame, the intermodal CRETEBOX easily moves from ship to rail to road, without your contents ever having to be trans-loaded.

     
  • Remote-controlled, Telescopic Truck Chute

    The patented 30-foot, fully hydraulic, remote-controlled, telescopic concrete chute can swing 180 degrees making any area within the radius now reachable.

     
  • Pervious Concrete Fibers

    FERRO-GREEN macro fiber blend is designed specifically for pervious concrete applications.

     
  • Real-Time Equipment Notifications

    The Titan Equipment Monitoring System is the complete tool for equipment owners to increase asset profitability and productivity while decreasing the costs and risk of theft.

     
  • Increase Your Exposure at WOC! Sponsor a Concrete Artisan

    World of Concrete’s Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demonstrations is an exciting opportunity for participants and sponsors. Find out more today!

     
  • VIDEO: Moving Building Technology to the Era of Zero-Energy Buildings

    Paul Torcellini, principal engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses how we can achieve zero-energy buildings by integrating the cost of energy efficiency into design decisions.

     
  • VIDEO: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse

    Watch more than 40,000 hours of bridge construction in just 4 minutes.

     
  • NPCA Foundation Elects New President

    Darryl Cloud, national sales manager for Concrete Sealants Inc. based in Tipp City, Ohio, has been elected as the president of the National Precast Concrete Association Foundation.

     
  • Concrete Art Strengthens Historic Link

    Christine Finn has created 350 solid concrete flower pots to symbolize the concrete fortifications left behind on the Island of Jersey during the Second World War and the link to New Jersey in the U.S. She has shipped and installed these pots in a New Jersey state park.

     
  • How Are You Benchmarking?

    I'm thinking things are better, even for next year. But how are you feeling now about 2015?

     
  • U.S. Concrete Announces 2014 Third Quarter Results

    Positive report states that "Organic growth was strong in all regions and both segments of our business."

     
  • Proposed ASTM Standard for Metal Access Hatches

    A proposed new ASTM specification will help minimize maintenance expense and improve public safety by providing a definitive standard for one essential infrastructure component, fabricated metal access hatches.

     
  • Expand your Business with Safe Room Construction Luncheon & Forum

    Learn how to protect your home in a flash, as Donn Thompson from the Portland Cement Association talks about the benefits of using insulated concrete forms (ICF) to build safe rooms.

     
  • Building Successful Public Projects through Innovation, Sustainability, and Leadership

    This networking event provides the opportunity to share insights into how innovation, sustainability, and leadership results in success on public projects.

     
  • Self-Consolidating Concrete Today Presentation & Forum

    During Self-Consolidating Concrete Today, case studies on several recent SCC projects will be presented and their innovative solutions will be recognized.

     
  • New ACI Fellowship Announced

    The Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Fellowship has been created by the ACI Carolinas Chapter with the aim of improving the chapter and increasing the number of student chapters in the Carolinas.

     
  • Optimism Abounds Among U.S. Engineering Firm CEOs

    A new report shows an uptick in hiring, company performance and market sentiment.

     
  • Horizontal Modular Screening Unit

    Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) has launched its largest modular screening unit to date.

     
  • Enrollment Now Open for Concrete MBA

    Thinking about furthering your career with an advanced degree?

     
  • FTR Reports Phenomenal October Class 8 Order Activity

    October was the second highest order month for truck sales ever recorded resulting in 87% month-over-month and 76% year-over-year comparisons.

     
  • Wells Concrete Acquires Hanson Structural Precast

    The Minnesota-based company acquires Hanson’s Maple Grove facilities.

     
  • Caterpillar Previews Products

    Caterpillar gave its first look at several new products they are introducing to the marketplace. The preview took place at Cat’s Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center near the company’s headquarters in Peoria, Ill., the last week of October.

     
  • America: One Big Pothole

    A former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman took Washington to task for not spending money on the nation’s infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, America would not be the great country that it is,” said Ray LaHood.

     
  • Here's Why OSHA is So Concerned About Fall Protection

    "You really need to understand that fall hazards can happen to you and plan accordingly," says construction industry safety expert Matt Murphy.

     
  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced at Greenbuild 2014 held this week in New Orleans that it has published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts for concrete to help its members address the movement toward product transparency in LEED v4.

     
  • PCPS Manual Update

    As interest in jointed precast concrete pavement systems grows, a  new manual – designed to outline best practices – is set for release next year.

     
  • Could this Canadian Cement Plant Hurt American Operations?

    U.S. legislators say a major cement factory under construction in Quebec is bad for American operations and could cost jobs.

     
  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4.

     
  • Meet with us in DC

    Next week ACI will be holding its fall convention at Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. For many producers this sounds as exciting as chipping out a full drum of hardened concrete. After all, isn’t ACI just a group of engineers and researchers?

     
  • Stackable Precast Wall Sections

    By using the variety of designs available with the system, walls can be stacked that employ the "picture frame" design which with creative coloring provides for a very aesthetically pleasing finish.

     
  • Precast Concrete: The Secret to More Wind Power?

    An Iowa State University engineer says wind turbines can be built taller by switching to precast concrete for wind turbine towers.

     
  • How Climate Change Could Shorten Concrete's Lifespan

    New research concludes that in Boston, 60% of concrete buildings could face structural deterioration by 2050 – much sooner than anticipated – due to climate change.

     
  • U.S. Concrete is Now Bigger In Texas, NY

    Two recent acquisitions have expanded the company's presence in three major Texas cities and in aggregate distribution and volumetric ready-mixed concrete offerings.

     
  • Cement and Concrete Prices Take Off

    Escalation rates for cement and ready-mix concrete nationally have been moderate, except in one region.

     
  • Transparency in Environmental Product Declarations

    NSF Sustainability is dedicated to greater transparency in product environmental reporting and has been a leading force in North America for development of multiattribute national product sustainability standards, product category rules and verification of environmental product declarations.

     
  • R30-Series Wheel Loaders

    Kubota’s New Wheel Loaders Bring More Power, More Features to Compact Construction Equipment.

     
  • The Triad Award

    There are lots of awards out there recognizing concrete projects. We wanted to take that one step further and recognize the team behind a great concrete construction project.

     
  • Triad Award Call for Entries

    Hanley Wood’s Commercial Construction Group is seeking entries for the 2015 Triad Award, sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines. This annual award honors outstanding publicly-owned concrete projects that demonstrate innovation, sustainability, and...

     
  • New Vulcan Materials Leaders

    Vulcan Materials Co. announced new division leadership and changes to its organizational structure. The new structure, effective Jan. 1, places key leaders within the organization in seven operating divisions.

     
  • Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Advanced Concrete Technologies, Inc. (ACT) celebrated their 25th anniversary as North America’s leading provider of single source concrete mixing and batching plant equipment.

     
  • Calstar Products Appoints Barry as CFO

    Finance veteran brings diverse leadership experience to CalStar team.

     
  • NRMCA Kids Art Contest

    NRMCA is accepting entries for its 2015 Kids Art Contest, sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. The theme for the contest is Sustainability: The Future of Ready Mixed Concrete.

     
  • Multi Terrain Loaders from Caterpilliar

    The new machines excel in applications where high power is needed.

     
  • Sign Up For Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competitions

    The Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition is designed to underscore the need for safe crane operation. The only crane operator recognition program of this scale in North America, the event provides a venue for the best crane operators to set the bar for all crane professionals.

     
  • Command Alkon Names new CFO

    Command Alkon has promoted Andrew Ellis to chief financial officer. He joined the company as corporate controller in 2012.