Concrete Products

MAR 2018

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. 71 NO. 3 Contents MARCH 2018 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL • Trump infrastructure plan: Spur investment, cut permitting, improve training • Hybrid plans anchor proposed multiemployer pension system reform • EPA Preferable Purchasing encompasses GreenCircle • HeidelbergCement exits Lehigh White partnership • Global, circular economy initiative encompasses BASF, CRH, LafargeHolcim • Commercial prospects of cellulose-based admixture bear on California bridge • Record CIM Auction dovetails biggest World of Concrete since 2009 • NCMA begins centennial celebration on high note in Hoosier State • Clean and cool shades lead brick demand outlook • Conductive slabs finish Naval installation • A Super audience for ATMI Precast • 2018 NRMCA Chairman Rodney Grogan • NRMCA Driver of the Year Awards • Texas Mega Slab CSHub albedo study quantifies environmental effects of building and pavement surfaces and reflectivity. • Terex Advance's city-smart Charger series • BASF's Master X-Seed admixture Gate Precast articulates candid imagery of Nashville's civil rights era 16 NEWS SCOPE 72 FINAL FORM March 2018 • 3 10 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 54 TECHNICAL TALK COVER STORY, P. 50 NRMCA CHAIRMAN, P. 42 Contractor Barton Malow mobilizes a 131-member team at the GM Arlington Assembly Plant to place more than six acres of steel fiber-reinforced concrete, dubbed the Texas Mega Slab. Redi-Mix Concrete dispatched 600-plus loads from four plants to pace a Saturday dusk–Monday dawn schedule. PHOTOS: Jon Humphrey, courtesy of Barton Malow Co., Southfield, Mich. DRIVER OF THE YEAR, P. 47 GATE PRECAST, P. 72 Rodney Grogran Leonard "Glenn" Brown 32 BRIEFS 42 FEATURES 58 INNOVATIONS REPORT 61 INNOVATIONS

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