Concrete Products

MAY 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. 5 Contents MAY 2018 Concrete ® products DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITORIAL • Agencies aim to cut red tape hampering infrastructure projects • EPA opens water infrastructure funding round with deepened pockets • National Cement parent dispatches disruptive delivery workhorse • Report proves safety spike effect on best practices-driven contractors • Command Alkon defines its role in heavy building materials digital supply chain evolution • LafargeHolcim turns page as Collomb, Schmidheiny exit formal roles • Lehigh Mitchell mill garners Indiana Century Award • U.S. Concrete enters new league of promotion, pacing Andretti Autosport • Countertop market study: Engineered stone hardens lead on granite • ICON, New Story unveil 3D-printed concrete home for developing world • Google, Home Depot back building enclosure visualization technology • Annual Trucks & Components report examines International's new HV Series and A26 12L engine; Volvo's new VNX; Kenworth's T880S model; Con-Tech's Elite Control; Clean Energy's RNG fuel; BF Goodrich Control tires; and, the IoT-enabled ContiTech digital tire monitoring system. • Shumaker Industries 'eyes' automated truck wash down system from quality control angle. Muse La Jolla: Cast-in-place modernism 14 NEWS SCOPE 68 FINAL FORM May 2018 • 3 6 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 60 INNOVATIONS REPORT COVER STORY, P. 14 AUTOMATED TRUCK WASH, P. 60 PACE-SETTING PROMOTION, P. 22 PHOTOS: Vicat Group, Paris A sister operation of National Cement Co. and its ready mixed concrete businesses in Alabama, California and Georgia, France's Beton Vicat deploys the Oxygene, a mixer running on compressed renewable natural gas and a lithium ion battery powered drum drive. TRUCKS & COMPONENTS, P. 36 29 BRIEFS 36 FEATURE 62 INNOVATIONS

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