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Construction Safety Training
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Construction Safety Training

Training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for... More

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ASTM Standard for Thermal Integrity Profiling

The American Society for Testing and Materials has issued a new standard, ASTM D7949 – 14, “Standard Test Methods for Thermal Integrity Profiling of Concrete Deep Foundations". More

CPAA's 2015 Education/Certification Program
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CPAA's 2015 Education/Certification Program

The program will include five Craftsman, Level 1 training and certification... More

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Strategic Development Council to Sponsor Self-Consolidating Concrete Forum

Learn best practices and share success stories at the event, scheduled for February 2015. More

Energy-Efficient Construction
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Energy-Efficient Construction

Easy-to-install slab edge insulation solution saves time and money for Kansas... More

Blastcrete Upgrades D6528 Mixer Pump
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Blastcrete Upgrades D6528 Mixer Pump

The upgraded D6528 Mixer/Pump from Blastcrete Equipment Company gives gypsum... More

Prescriptive Requirements and More
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Prescriptive Requirements and More

CC Editor Bill Palmer comments on prescriptive requirements for slabs, the Triad... More

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Performance or Prescription?

NRMCA has defined the ready-mix producer's most onerous prescriptive requirements for a concrete mix--things like maximum water-cement ratio, minimum cement content, and aggregate grading. Pat Harrison and Jerry Holland with Structural Services Inc. object, asking that mix designs for exposed slabs-on-ground be excluded from this conversation until viable performance testing is identified. Where do you stand? More

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NRMCA's Five Most Onerous Mix Requirements

You may not agree with them, but here are the five things concrete producers hate to see in a concrete specification. More

Safe Crane Operations
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Safe Crane Operations

It's important to look past the regulations and adopt a common sense approach that... More

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