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Upcoming conferences & events – News – Brief Article

Upcoming conferences & events – News – Brief Article – Calendar TRB Annual Meeting The Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting will be held Jan. 11-15 at the Connecticut Avenue Collection hotels in Washington, D.C.–Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Storeham, and Hilton Washington. The program will attract almost 9000 transportation professional from around the world. The […]

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the skyrocketing price of steel has precast and ready-mixed producers switching to fibers

Stealing from steel: the skyrocketing price of steel has precast and ready-mixed producers switching to fibers Tom Bagsarian A few years ago, Lamarre Concrete Products tested a fiber reinforcement system, but the Greenville, N.H., precast producer decided not go ahead with the program. “We found it wasn’t economical to make the switch at that point,” […]

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a complete software management system for volumetric mixers can increase productivity

Computerizing ready-mix production: a complete software management system for volumetric mixers can increase productivity Simon Stanfield BOBware, developed by AMS Software of Wilsonville, Ore., is designed specifically for the mobile mix concrete market. The continuous mix onsite trucks now can have the same type of computerized advantage that hatched ready-mixed concrete has had for years. […]

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with these high-tech systems, your trucks are always within range

Tracking trucks: with these high-tech systems, your trucks are always within range Daniel C. Brown Becki Fredrick and Peter McDaniel work for concrete producers of different sizes, but they have one thing in common: They’re both using wireless truck tracking systems to improve efficiency and save money. Sometimes called telematics, these systems rely on computer […]

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these products could help automate your plant

Cutting the ties that bind: these products could help automate your plant Rick Yelton In a small community known for manufacturing graduation gowns and growing corn 50 miles east of St. Louis, Lanny Largent starts each morning with a cup of coffee, a look at the morning paper, and a glance at his computer screen […]

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Concrete making materials – Product Directory

Concrete making materials – Product Directory – Directory ADMIXTURES ACCELERATING, CHLORIDE Axim Concrete Technologies Inc Bonsal Commercial Products Boral Material Technologies ChemMasters Inc ChemRex Inc Conspec Dow Chemical Co Euclid Chemical Co, The Fox Industries Inc Grace Construction Products Kaufman Products Inc Master Builders Inc Meadows Inc, WR Metalcrete Industries Inc Quikrete Companies, The Sika […]

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the skyrocketing price of steel has precast and ready-mixed producers switching to fibers

Stealing from steel: the skyrocketing price of steel has precast and ready-mixed producers switching to fibers Tom Bagsarian A few years ago, Lamarre Concrete Products tested a fiber reinforcement system, but the Greenville, N.H., precast producer decided not go ahead with the program. “We found it wasn’t economical to make the switch at that point,” […]

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What are integral water repellents?

What are integral water repellents? Dennis Graber Q. I’ve heard a lot about integral water repellents for block. What are they and what is their purpose? Do I need to specify them in the mortar as well as the block? A. Integral water repellents are usually polymeric liquid admixtures incorporated into concrete masonry units during […]

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Smoothness and safety: a new suspension for tandem front-steers eliminates the bumps for everyone

Smoothness and safety: a new suspension for tandem front-steers eliminates the bumps for everyone Rick Yelton In a world where instant information often allows everyone to know everything about what everyone else is doing, it’s refreshing to publish an idea that stirs tremendous interest. In the December edition of THE CONCRETE PRODUCER, we reported on […]

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this lightweight concrete panel clads metal buildings

Thin is in: this lightweight concrete panel clads metal buildings Tom Bagsarian Not too long ago, Omega Concrete was a typical precaster, primarily casting 6, 8, and 10-inch-thick wall panels. While these standard configurations served most jobs adequately, there were bids and projects lost to metal construction. The producer in Kansas City wished it had […]