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Using High-elastic Modulus Concrete in New Tower Designs

Thinner columns and beams create roomier interiors for tight urban sites. More

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Concrete Links the Loop

A special mix concrete was used to create dedicated lanes for buses and cyclists... More

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The Concrete Producer Survey: Bright Spots of Recovery

Concrete producers echoed expert economists’ opinions in the 2013 TCP Survey. Readers shared the challenges they have faced in every region of North America, but also expressed a sense of optimism about what’s to come. More

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Frenemies: Can concrete and asphalt find common ground?

Each year when new college interns join our magazine’s staff for the summer, we make a point to visit a local producer for a crash course on the concrete industry. This year, Prairie Material invited us to visit its Addison, Ill., plant, as well as a roller-compacted concrete paving project in nearby Streamwood. More

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