Concrete Products

FEB 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. 2 Contents FEBRUARY 2017 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL ABC, AGC appeal to Trump's sense of jobsite efficiency, waste • OSHA states case for prioritizing worker health, safety in sustainability agendas • Workforce age continues upward clip as Baby Boomers stay on the job • Law seeds up to $1 billion in EPA-guided water, wastewater infrastructure loans • Oldcastle Precast banks on tower foundations in Cell Blocks deal • Strong returns spur investor's sale of Rocla Tie to German rail specialist • NCMA endorses ACI Masonry Testing Technician references in key TMS specs • Silica dust exposure protection carries the day at World of Concrete 2017 • Liquid Stone Concrete lands Concrete Industry Management auction centerpiece • Lanxess takes world view of iron oxide pigment production and supply chain • RPM consolidates building, construction materials under Euclid umbrella • Sakrete shelves old packaging • Carbon black pigments propel surfaces, slabs toward 'jetness' • Software upgrade doubles robot's brick-laying output • LafargeHolcim joins initiative targeting barriers to energy-efficient buildings • Clark Pacific design-build project attains premier Resiliency Council rating Smith-Midland's lean production Scientists link 'programmable' cement particles to improved concrete performance Distribution center aims for Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum 14 NEWS SCOPE 51 FEATURE 92 FINAL FORM February February 2017 • 3 8 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 70 TECHNICAL TALK COVER STORY, P. 56 NPCA CHAIRMAN, P. 60 CONCRETE CONCEPTS, P. 64 A Tiger PS-1400 HD machine anchors an overhaul of Basalite Concrete Products' Tracy, Calif. opera- tion—the first to attain NPCA/ICPI Plant Certification. The 1,380- x 1,400-mm board machine, cou- pled with color and batch system upgrades, equips the producer for larger, ASTM C1782-grade pavers and slabs, plus an expanded premium-product inventory. PHOTOS: Pathfinder Systems (cover); Concrete Products (products) 36 BRIEFS 74 INNOVATIONS REPORT 84 INNOVATIONS Greg Stratis

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