Concrete Products

OCT 2013

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Concrete VOL. 116. NO. 10 Contents OCTOBER 2013 C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M COVER STORY, P. 27 ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Precast method practitioners strengthen their value proposition 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS • Oldcastle veteran Black named ARTBA Chairman • Contractors chief takes Labor Department to task on new employment rules • AGC: Immigration, education reform can counter growing craft-labor shortages 10 NEWS SCOPE • North Carolina aggregate lightens Washington State bridge span replacement • EnCon, Rocky Mountain Prestress, Rocla, Stresscon host PCI Productivity Tour • Construction observer pegs 2014 industry growth at 7 percent • Solar energy innovator curbs steel frame costs with concrete • Design Concrete deploys first Elematic Battery mold in North America • Federal labs confirm benefits of fine limestone, ash, Type III blends • Australian agencies, mining interest test CO2-capturing carbonate production PHOTOS: Ted Burney, Oregon Department of Transportation Photo and Video Services (cover) Knife River Northwest (perspective) Replacement of the historic U.S. 30 bridge at the Burnt River in Baker County, Ore., invites a trifecta in precast concrete: supergirders and deck panels from Knife River Northwest and (pier-displacing) mechanically stabilized earth panels from Freedom Precast. SOLAR-POWERED SHEA, P. 18 TOYOTA 8-SERIES, P. 36 • Cemex, Concrete Supply ink Carolinas joint venture 24 BRIEFS 32 FEATURES Manufacturers machine plant mixers for rapid cycles, binder efficiency, and safe, low maintenance operation 40 INNOVATIONS REPORTS Nox-Crete's Ultimate and Excel 130 Concrete Form Sprayers: consistent pressure, uniform application BURKE LIFT, P. 39 41 INNOVATIONS 45 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS 48 FINAL FORM Cemex U.K. helps sculptor cement inaugural exhibit at London gallery www.concreteproducts.com October 2013 • 3

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