Concrete Products

MAR 2017

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 March 2017 • 23 NEWS SCOPE RESEARCH The new ACI Manual of Concrete Practice con- tains more than 250 documents, and represents the most comprehensive and largest single source of concrete engineering and construc- tion insight available in one set. The Manual contains all of the ACI documents needed to address code requirements, specifications, tol- erances, concrete proportions, construction methods, and evaluation of test results—to name a few topics. Through a reorganized version of ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary and companion documents, the Manual covers: • Design of reinforced concrete and masonry structures • Design and construction of floors on grade, pavements and parking lots • Specification writing • Concrete mixture proportioning • Concrete mixing, transporting and placing • Hot- and cold-weather concreting • Formwork • Inspection, testing and troubleshooting • Construction tolerances • Repair, renovation and rehabilitation 2017 MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE The 2017 Manual of Concrete Practice is available in printed and digital formats start- ing at $395. Options include an eight-volume set with separate index, a USB drive, and a one-year online subscription that includes all new and archived versions of the documents provided. — ACI Bookstore, 248-848-3800; www.concrete.org Can't have loud noise or vibration on the job? Need a fast and easy way to remove saw-cut concrete? It's time to work smarter with Vacuworx. Now instead of having to break up concrete and pick up the mess, you can simply cut sections and remove them quickly and quietly with the SS 2 Vacuum Lifting System attached to a skid steer. This creates a safer, cleaner work environment without damaging the sub grade. And you're able to move on to the next job faster! But don't just take our word for it. The real proof comes from contractors who use Vacuworx to gain a competitive edge on their jobs. "The SS 2 was more efficient than a jackhammer or other methods we've used in the past…We pulled 46 squares, each weighing about 1,200 lb, in less than an hour. You couldn't do that with a hammer and scoop if you were the best operator in the world." — Beau Hahn and Jon Rhoades, Bedrock Concrete LLC Visit vacuworx.com to schedule a demo today! "It is kind of amazing." F A S T E R . S A F E R . S M A R T E R .

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