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APR 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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3 C O N C R E T E P R O D U C T S . C O M VOL. 71 NO. 4 Contents APRIL 2018 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL Industry steps up to workforce development • Urban group's principles for building resilient population centers • Resiliency Council eyes buildings' seismic factors • Underwriters scrutinize hurricane-prone states' building code adoption • LafargeHolcim's new Government Affairs chief • Buried Structures lab study confirms escalating water main break rates • Mayors, governors back public private partnerships for buildings • Contractors' nonresidential building backlog hits record levels • CDS elevates energy efficiency with steam- based aggregate drying method • Command Alkon secures patent on mixing process, strength predictability • Liebherr imparts independent shaft, agitator speed control on pan mixer • Safety reference joins ISO 9000 quality, 14000 environmental standards • Superior Walls licensee raises foundation- grade panels 15 stories • Jensen Precast marks 50 years in operation • Clark Pacific programs a robust design tool for a hot market • Pennstress helps DOT take six-bridge schedule from months to weeks • NRMCA chairman, committees honor annual award recipients • 2018 PCI Chairman Mason Lampton • 2018 ACPA Chairman Mark Omelaniec Report on precast/prestressed from 2018 TRB meeting • Biodegradable form release agents • Concrete pipe plant equipment • Prestressed hollow core equipment Conductive slabs finish Naval station 13 NEWS SCOPE 38 FEATURES 68 FINAL FORM April 2018 • 3 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 50 INNOVATIONS REPORT COVER, PCI CHAIRMAN'S REPORT, P. 38 ACPA CHAIRMAN, P. 42 PIPE EQUIPMENT, P. 52 Standard Concrete Products President Mason Lampton discusses his plans as 2018 Precast/Pre- stressed Concrete Institute Chairman and reflects on one of the most timely contracts in the compa- ny's history: Piedmont Road Bridges at Interstate 85 (above), where expedited bulb tee fabrication and delivery "saved Atlanta's commute." SITE PHOTOS: C.W. Mathews Contracting Co., Marietta, Ga. 32 BRIEFS 46 TECHNICAL TALK Mark Omelaniec

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