Concrete Products

JUN 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. 6 Contents JUNE 2017 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Free speech, religious freedom claims stall in parking structure labor dispute • EPA chief assures PCA directors of "better outcomes, less litigation" • Nuclear plant contractor settles defective-rebar, quality assurance case • Rogers Group chief leads push for consistency in aggregates specs • Law steers Federal agencies to resilient construction guidelines, practice • Lawmakers tune to disaster mitigation, funding reform • Timely Interstate 85 reopening turns on nimble Standard Concrete Products • Boral North America division emerges from Boral Ltd., Headwaters union • New InsulTech line offers more design options, flexibility • Segmental concrete pavement project activity nears double-digit growth • Glen-Gery clips adhered veneer installation time with StoneFit • New wall profile weighs heavily on Versa-Lok • Keystone system arrives first in Florida DOT SRW specs • Installation system opens market for elevated stone decks, patios, stairs • Big board Premier model joins Besser Servopac family Emoji embellishments immortalize contemporary society on building façade 14 NEWS SCOPE 26 FEATURES 48 FINAL FORM June 2017 • 3 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 34 INNOVATIONS REPORTS COVER STORY, P. 20 NCMA CHAIRMAN, P. 26 PCI CHAIRMAN, P. 30 Keystone Retaining Wall Systems' heavy/civil project portfolio includes such recent installations as the MetroLink Extension for the St. Louis commuter rail system. Missouri licensee Kirchner Block & Brick delivered Keystone Compac segmental retaining wall units for 60,000 sq. ft. of abutment and wall area along the light rail line. SRW performance in St. Louis and other abutment conditions helped Keystone Retaining Wall Sys- tems secure Florida Department of Transportation approval of KeySystem II, combining Keystone Compac III units—produced in the Sunshine State by Jacksonville-based Tremron—and TenCate Geo- synthetics' namesake Miragrid geogrids. KeySystem II is the first product of its kind to attain FDOT recognition as a segmental block wall type 4A or 4B. PHOTOS: Keystone Retaining Wall Systems Scott Berry Dan Juntunen 21 BRIEFS 39 INNOVATIONS

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