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PCA: Cement consumption likely to grow steadily over next 5 years

Wayne Grayson - May 29, 2014

PCA: Cement consumption likely to grow steadily over next 5 years

Despite data that suggests the economic recovery in the U.S. is slowing down, Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist Ed Sullivan says he still believes construction and cement consumption will steadily grow over the next five years. The economic causes of ...

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The ABCs of RCC

Better Roads Staff - Dec 04, 2013

The ABCs of RCC

Roller-compacted concrete advances its invasion of pavements As roller-compacted concrete inexorably penetrates existing asphalt pavement markets, research into their composition and performance is ramping up as specifications are being fine-tuned by ASTM. Up to the past decade, roller-compacted concrete (RCC) mixes principally ...

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Roller-Compacted Concrete Field Demos

Contributed - Dec 04, 2013

Roller-Compacted Concrete Field Demos

Field demonstrations of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) have become a big part of spreading the “gospel” of roller-compacted concrete. For example, RCC was an attraction in itself during a four-day continuing demonstration of placement at World of Concrete 2014 in February ...

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Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

It’s time to get creative. With less than a year until our latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on Sept. 30, 2014, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) once again faces insolvency. It’s ...

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Showing Off One of the Largest County Concrete Pavement Preservation Projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 21, 2013

Showing Off One of the Largest County Concrete Pavement Preservation Projects

A county gave site tours on one of the largest concrete pavement preservation (CPP) projects to ever have been undertaken at an October 3 open house in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The PCA Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Concrete ...

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Will EPA give operations a two-year reprieve with air-quality standards?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 09, 2012

Will EPA give operations a two-year reprieve with air-quality standards?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may give operations a reprieve with its proposed amendments to air quality rules that the agency set in 2010 to regulate cement manufacturing. In late June, the EPA proposed delaying implementation of the rules of ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2012

RoadScience

A Concrete Solution: Admixtures Change PCC Performance By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Portland cement concrete (PCC) is the most widely used structural material in transportation infrastructure, and it’s widely used for pavements as well. But the control of freshly mixed PCC properties is ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Quiet Moves A war is being waged on noise generated by pavements and highways. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Today, highway noise is considered an undesirable emission, just as if it were a noxious gas out of the tailpipe. But road designs can ...

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'Rally for the Roads' on May 25 in D.C. will tout need for adequate highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2011

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its allied trade associations will sponsor a “Rally for Roads” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT, to bring attention to the critical need ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

RoadScience

Ternary Concrete Mixes Offer High Performance Reclaimed industrial byproducts play role in high-performance and ultra-high-performance mixes By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Ternary and quaternary portland cement concrete mixtures – those incorporating three or four products into their cementitious components – are providing transportation ...

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Portland Cement Association: Residential, nonresidential sectors likely to remain weak

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2009

Although recent economic news and activity may suggest a technical end to the “Great Recession,” the conditions facing the construction industry are likely to remain weak for another year or more, causing a drag on cement consumption, according to the ...

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