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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Page 66 of 95 February 2017 • 65 FEATURE CONCRETE CONCEPTS INC. The panel mix design bears Naturescapes Shale Green pigment at ap- proximately 80 lbs./yd.; ViscoCrete HRWR impart self-consolidating properties. Concrete Concepts crews realized better consistency using a 10-yd. transit mixer truck, repurposed from a sister Bryan Materi- als Group ready mixed site, versus a 2-yd. plant mixer. The seven-month Shell panel fabrication window has been followed by expansion of the CCI McKees Rocks plant—located just outside Pittsburgh—that will approximately double floor space, with new area earmarked for wet cast box culvert production and other special- ty structures. The expansion is scheduled for mid-2017 completion. launched Naturescapes in 2015 to complement the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Standard Environmental Col- ors guide. The premium pigments enable concrete surfaces to blend with target applications by reflecting the darker, more recessive color schemes of native soils or vegetation. "We ran multiple tests prior to casting, to ensure the integral coloring was compatible with the SCC mix we developed, and confirm that our forming materials created a smooth, clean finish on the concrete produced," affirms Bryan. Continued on page 66

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