Concrete Products

MAR 2016

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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C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M VOL. 119 NO. 3 Contents MARCH 2016 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Will regulations dismantle allied brick interests? • NPCA flags court's reversal of Buy America exemption for steel hardware • Labor Department survey underscores perpetual slide of trades' unionization rate • OSHA, crane interests sustain hazard prevention-focused partnership • Users adopt Crane Operator's Manual • Building Sciences authority links construction codes to resiliency • Eagle Materials/American Gypsum chief Powers to succeed CEO Rowley • Sherman-Dixie deal shores up Forterra Building Products' Southeast footprint • PCA's Sullivan: Oil price variables hamper firm cement consumption outlook • World of Concrete 2016 tops projections • Concrete Industry Management auction grosses $900K • International aims to regain severe service market ground • BASF mills first fiber to pipe standard recognizing synthetic alternatives to steel • Quikrete formulates mix for SCC flow • NPCA, PCI, CPCI pen Environmental Product Declarations in principal categories • Vulcan Western mines premier Environmental Product Declaration for aggregates University of South Florida polytechnic building scores top DCC award 16 NEWS SCOPE 52 TECHNICAL TALK 72 FINAL FORM www.concreteproducts.com March 2016 • 3 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COVER STORY, P. 48 GRACING WALL STREET, P. 24 Wieser Concrete Products' Menomonie and Portage, Wis., plants recently delivered a slatted foor manure storage tank and components for a southern Wisconsin dairy farm. National Precast Concrete Association Chairman Andy Wieser discusses goals for his 2015-2016 term, and how his family business has grown and evolved over fve decades, partly on the strength of insights gained from NPCA membership. PHOTOS: Wieser Concrete Products; NPCA LAS VEGAS VIBE, P. 20 PHOTO: Informa Exhibitions US 33 BRIEFS 70 MARKETPLACE CLASSIFIEDS 62 INNOVATIONS

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