Concrete Products

SEP 2015

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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www.concreteproducts.com September 2015 • 19 NEWS SCOPE STANDARDS • A variety of new concrete mix designs have been added, and users can assess their own custom mixes with the help of an Athena You- Tube channel tutorial; • While continuing to support the pavement vehicle interaction mod- ule based on the latest CSHub research, the software now separately reports roughness and deflection effects; • A new spreadsheet resource file eases estimating of steel reinforce- ment input requirements; • Rigid pavement slab length setting between 3 and 100 feet; and, • Faster download and installation. Version 2.1 likewise includes new life cycle inventory (LCI) refer- ences: ready mixed concrete plant process per the NRMCA 2014 indus- try average LCA and EPD; updated portland cement LCI data; North American Slag Cement LCI profile reflecting industry average LCA and EPD that Athena conducted for SCA; and, addition of asphalt patching as new activity type. — www.athenasmi.org; calculatelca.com Designed for those seeking the LCA credit in LEED, this report compares the LEED-specifed perfor- mance metrics of your proposed design with those of the reference design you've chosen. This is the assembly form where you input your roadway design in Pavement LCA. YOUR PRECAST PLANT COULD BE AUTOMATIC. IT COULD BE ELEMATIC. Find out more at www.elematic.com/automation It's a comprehensive solution that supplies excellent productivity to your plant. It's a high tech solution that ensures the best of product quality to your customers. It's a clever way to take your business to the top. Our new, fully automated EDGE wall production line. HIGH FACTORY CAPACITY • HIGH QUALITY • LOW OPERATING COSTS TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE TOP ELEMATIC EDGE WALL

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