Archive for the ‘Concrete Foundations’ Category

Steel prices rose 1.4 percent from September to October while prices for other building materials remained flat, according to the October Producer Price Index. Lumber declined by 0.7 percent and asphalt prices were down 0.5 percent. Concrete prices were unchanged.  For the last 12 months, steel prices have increased by 12 percent, asphalt prices are […]

World cement consumption is expected to grow 5.3 percent this year, despite economic distress that continues to grip developed countries, according to a recent PCA Market Intelligence report.  This will be followed by gains of 5.8 percent and 5.1 percent in 2011 and 2012, respectively.  Growth in cement consumption among emerging and transitional economies is […]

The sustainability and durability of concrete was prominently featured at the 2011 International Builders’ Show last week in Orlando.  The PCA booth displayed mock-ups of walls constructed with concrete masonry, insulated precast or cast-in-place panels, insulating concrete forms, and autoclaved aerated concrete.  Each display demonstrated the unique benefits of concrete wall systems.  In addition, booth […]

Steel prices increased 1.2 percent from August to September, according to the latest Producer Price Index issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Concrete prices remained unchanged, while asphalt was down 0.4 percent and lumber declined 1.1 percent.  Over the last 12 months, steel is up 13.8 percent, asphalt rose 5.1 percent, and lumber increased […]

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released preliminary research findings that will help set a new standard in life-cycle assessment (LCA) modeling. The studies are part of the ongoing research initiative at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, which was formed in late 2009 in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association and Ready Mix Concrete Research […]

Late in summer 2010, the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center (UNHSC) initiated research on permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP).   Approximately 14,000 square feet of permeable interlocking concrete pavers were installed on a driveway and parking lot, replacing an existing, worn asphalt pavement  The pavement cross section consists of 3-1/8 inch-thick permeable concrete pavers placed […]

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