Concrete

  • Fixing Loose Joints

    Transfer traffic loads over concrete to eliminate differential movement.

     
  • Short Loads

    Tow behind mixers offer savings over ready-mixed concrete

     
  • Designing Bridges for Durability

    New materials and thoughtfuldesign can reduce bridge maintenanceand facilitate inspection.

     
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    Iron Constitution

    One of the nation's largest tipping floors cuts repair time in half.

     
  • Campaign Touts Plastic Pipe

    In 2007, Cascade, Idaho, began to replace its entire crack-ridden concrete, steel, and cast iron drinking water system with high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The leaky system was taking its toll on residents, who paid $2.50/1,000 gallons of water in 2007—up from 73 cents in 1993.

     
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    Composite Bridge Passes Tough Test

    A full-size locomotive pulling 26 heavy-axle-load coal cars has traversed the world's first composite railroad bridge, opening up the possibility that the corrosion-resistant material is just as viable an option as concrete and steel beams for highway bridges.

     
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    Picture this

    Larry Vines has spent more than three decades making concrete pretty.

     
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    What lies beneath

     
  • Introducing ‘Team PW’

    Your job is complicated. Our job is to gather and present the information you need. We can do that much better if you tell us what that is.

     
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    Paving Technology February 2008

    The latest equipment designed to meet your paving needs.

     
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    Friends Indeed

     
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    A Construction Superstore Comes to Las Vegas

    The editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, THE CONCRETE PRODUCER, and CONCRETE & MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, all sister publications to PUBLIC WORKS, have joined forces to gather products that comprise the most forward-thinking materials, tools, and equipment on the market.

     
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    Ouch . . . That Hurts!

    Higher energy prices will drive concrete prices up 3% to 5%, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. Wooden roads, anyone?

     
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    On a Roll

    As infrastructure managers look for ways to economize materials for pavement and water projects, an increasingly cost-effective choice is roller-compacted concrete (RCC).

     
  • Motorists Make Concrete Impression

    An attorney from the Milwaukee suburb of River Hills, Wis., was exiting northbound I-43 when he found himself stuck. It wasn't bumper-to-bumper traffic that held him in one place—it was the pavement itself.

     
  • One hundred years of concrete pipe

    This year, the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary by looking back on the role concrete pipe has played in the country's history.

     
  • Mixing it up

    Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) can be produced in any type of equipment that will provide uniform mixing of the cement, aggregates, and water

     
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    Flail Selection, Plane and Simple

    First introduced nearly 35 years ago, small surface planers (scarifiers) have seen their acceptance and use on municipal maintenance projects grow significantly.

     
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    On a Roll

    Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) is just what it sounds like. This stiff, zero-slump concrete mixture can be placed with asphalt-type paving equipment and then compacted with rollers.

     
  • Goodness gracious, great balls of concrete

     
 
 
 
 

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