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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C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M VOL. 120 NO. 3 Contents MARCH 2017 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Fair game: Wage-spiking Davis-Bacon • Tech think tank: 'Innovation Infrastructure' investment vs. concrete and steel • FHWA data: Bridges are getting better • Agency, federation name inaugural Green Infrastructure certifications • Multiemployer Pension law frees union to cut benefits, avert fund insolvency • Manufacturing, utility projects temper 2016 construction start figures • Great Lakes fixture warms to rebounding Florida market • Fiber distribution gauge brings 'Internet of Things' to mixer chutes • Commerce eyes IoT • Investigation proves steel fibers' potential in seismic-grade shear wall couplings • 2017 Manual of Concrete Practice • NRMCA revises Quality Certification Program • Fresh, returned concrete recycling standard Overview of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, March 7-11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including education and event schedule and detailed map of facilities; and, more than 20 pages of equipment and products on tap for the show. Cut costs, carbon, and boost durability by dropping cementitious minimums Artistry in abundance 16 NEWS SCOPE 42 FEATURE 80 FINAL FORM March 2017 • 3 8 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 74 TECH TALK COVER STORY, P. 34 BASF MASTERVISION, P. 44 SHOW REPORT, P. 42 Ernst Enterprises of Georgia adds a second alley to its Lawrenceville headquarters plant, aiming to pace delivery requirements of Atlanta area builders and contractors. PHOTOS: Don Marsh 26 BRIEFS

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