Concrete Products

DEC 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. 12 Contents DECEMBER 2013 C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M COVER STORY, P. 28 ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL New LEED version challenges entire building, construction supply chain 6 GUEST EDITORIAL Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers set the wood record straight 7 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS • Congressman, Mayor recognize Ozinga Energy • Regulatory uncertainty drives coal ash recycling to fourth straight year of decline • LEED developers, critics content with GSA building rating system options 13 NEWS SCOPE • Latest LEED version premiers against Greenbuild backdrop • NYSE-traded operators confirm strong, peak season business • Armtec Precast operations poised for 2014 thanks to Canadian market momentum • Furniture artisan leans on carbon fiber, high performance mixes • World of Concrete marks 40th anniversary in 2014 • F.W. Schwing, Sr. enters Association of Equipment Manufacturers Hall of Fame PHOTOS: Mark Scantlebury, Solidia QA/QC Technician Concrete Products visits Solidia Technologies, whose integrated cement and concrete formulations reduce products, slabs and structures' embodied carbon by up to 70 percent compared to conventional portland cement alternatives. In a ramp up to commercialization, Solidia has acquired a three-at-a-time Columbia Machine Model 16 (cover) and a 4-ft. Elematic hollow core extruder, sample plank from which is transferred here by Solidia team members Daniel Castoro and Orlando Narine. CNG FUEL STATION, P. 8 2014 OUTLOOK, P. 32 22 BRIEFS • NRMCA elevates four to senior-level posts, adds to GovAffairs, OES departments • NRMCA Committees name annual award winners • Mack Trucks' 42 percent energy performance gain nets premier ANSI certification 32 FEATURE 2014 Market Outlook: PCA economist, peers confirm positive prospects 38 INNOVATIONS REPORT New Pour function equips Tekla Structures 19 users for improve concrete scheduling, schedule visualization ARTISAN'S PERFORMANCE PRECAST, P. 18 40 INNOVATIONS 46 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS 48 FINAL FORM Architectural Precast Association recognizes Lucas Concrete Products' outstanding Garner (N.C.) Veterans Memorial December 2013 • 3

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