May 2010

Advances in New Concrete Technology

(Aggregate Research 5-19-2010) There have been a number of advances in new concrete technology in the past ten years. There have been advancements made in almost all areas of concrete production including materials, recycling, mixture proportioning, durability, and environmental quality. However, many of these innovations have not been adopted by the concrete industry or concrete users / buyers. There is always some resistance to change and it is usually based on cost considerations and lack of familiarity with the new technology.

New Greener Building Standards - Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Aggregate Research 5-12-2010)  Widespread adoption of new building standards aimed in part at reducing greenhouse gas emissions is presenting the concrete industry with a difficult question: how do you make concrete with constructible properties and a smaller carbon footprint?