In the 60 years since Concrete Construction was first published, the concrete industry has made great strides in materials, equipment, construction techniques, and applications. And I would wager that the best is yet to come. For many applications, there is really no substitute for concrete.
To celebrate CC’s 60th anniversary, we asked prominent industry members to tell us why they are proud to be a part of this dynamic industry and what we have accomplished and why they are optimistic about the future of concrete (you can see a complete list of those people below). Some of the responses were obvious; others will surprise you.
In March Bill Avery publishes pilot issue of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION; first official issue published in September.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION moves from Avery's house to a converted bungalow in Elmhurst, Ill.
Dan Anderson begins as director of sponsorship.
Bill Avery is asked to serve as executive director of ASCC.
World of Concrete debuts in Houston.
Avery receives the ACI Turner Medal for his years of service to ACI and the concrete industry. The magazine moves to Addison, Ill.
Mar Hurd replaces Avery as editor.
Avery is awarded honorary membership in ACI; Ward Malisch becomes editor.
Avery retires and Anderson becomes president of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Publication Inc.
Company name is changed to the Aberdeen Group, and MASONRY CONSTRUCTION is launched.
The Aberdeen Group buys THE CONCRETE TRADER (now THE CONCRETE PRODUCER).
CEO Forum launched by CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and ASCC.
The Construction Supernetwork website is launched.
The Aberdeen Group is sold to Hanley Wood.
Avery dies in March; Anderson retires in July.
Bill Palmer becomes editor; the first CC100 is published; CONCRETE and MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS debuts.
RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE is launched; database created to track manufacturers and products for our industry.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION celebrates its 50th anniversary; World of Concrete Most Innovative Productss (MIP) Awards is started; CONCRETE SURFACES is launched.
Hanley Wood's office moves to Chicago, Ill.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Industry Update weekly e-newsletter is launched.
CONCRETE SURFACES' Concrete Polishing Awards program is launched.
After a brief stint away, Bill Palmer returns as editor in chief of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and editorial director of Hanley Woods' Commercial Construction Group.
CC100 is changed to America's Concrete Contractors.
Hanley Wood Moves to its current home in Rosemont, Ill., just outside of Chicago.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, with THE CONCRETE PRODUCER and PUBLIC WORKS magazines, starts Triad Awards recognizing concrete infrastructure projects; Inform Exhibitions buys World of Concrete.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION turns 60; new, engaging, website is launched; Malisch receives Legacy Award at World of Concrete.