The following are innovative products, tools and services that help the concrete industry and design community build better structures with concrete. These products are offered by sponsors of Concrete Innovations Learning Center and Award Program. Check out their products and services and visit the schedule to watch their product spotlight presentation.
NATIONAL READY MIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is the leading industry advocate. Our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice. NRMCA has adopted a roadmap to carbon neutrality and developed tools, certifications and strategies for meeting those goals. Visit www.nrmca.org/sustainability to learn more about our EPD Program and Responsible Sourcing Certification. Contact Lionel Lemay at LLemay@nrmca.org.
BUILD WITH STRENGTH CONCRETE DESIGN CENTER
Build with Strength is an initiative of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association to educate the building and design communities and policymakers on the benefits of ready mixed concrete and encourage its use as the building material of choice for buildings. No other material can replicate concrete’s advantages in terms of strength, sustainability, durability, safety and ease of use. Learn how to design and build high-performance buildings concrete with low carbon footprint at www.buildwithstrength.com/design-center. Contact Lionel Lemay at LLemay@nrmca.org.
PAVE AHEAD CONCRETE DESIGN CENTER
An initiative of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association to promote the use of concrete products for pavement due to their safety, resilience, and long-term value. Our mission is to provide designers, engineers, contractors, owners, and developers the tools necessary to pave ahead—which means thinking smarter, going beyond conventional methods, and leading the way in adopting new and innovative technology. Learn how concrete creates a durable and more sustainable future at www.paveahead.com. Contact Brian Killingsworth at BKillingsworth@nrmca.org.
The ASCC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contractors, general contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers, educators and others in the concrete industry. There are over 700 member companies in the United States and abroad. Membership in ASCC provides the tools to make informed, careful decisions. It connects you to a nationwide network of peers, professionals and experts who will support you every step of the way. And, the credibility of a national organization, made up of the country’s leading concrete contractors, elevates you and your industry to a level of recognition and respect that will facilitate your growth in the years ahead. Visit www.ascconline.org/membership for more detail. Download the membership application form. Download the member benefits list.
Contact: Bev Garnant, executive director 314-962-0210, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASCC POSITION STATEMENTS
The American Society of Concrete Contractors has developed a series of Position Statements to address critical installation and finishing issues that contractors face every day. Written by industry experts, the statements clarify what can and cannot be expected of concrete contractors. These documents will minimize disputes and facilitate communication among those responsible for specification, supervision and execution of concrete construction. Visit www.ascconline.org/about/bookstore for complete list of ASCC Position Statements. Download Position Statement #11 on Appearance Requirements for Concrete Slabs.
Contact: Mary Anderson 314-962-0210, email@example.com.
CONCERA® ALL-IN-ONE ADMIXTURE ENHANCE MOVEMENT AND FINISH ACROSS A VARIETY OF CONCRETE APPLICATIONS
From drycast to SCC mixes, CONCERA® can increase productivity, reduce costs, enhance workability and help achieve sustainability goals. This versatile, segregation-resistant concrete consistently flows and takes less labor to place and finish compared to conventional concrete. With CONCERA®, you can develop traditional concrete mixes that reduce pump pressures, consolidate faster and finish easier. You can make control flow concrete for superior movement and placement. Or you can use versatile CONCERA® products to gain better closing and screeding surfaces for low-slump applications, like hand-applied curbs and machine-placed barrier walls. Get more details here. Download the brochure. Contact Riccardo Stoppa, Riccardo.Stoppa@gcpat.com.
ADVA® HIGH-EFFICIENCY POLYCARBOXYLATE-BASED SUPERPLASTICIZERS
ADVA® is a family of high-range water reducers used in the production of ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. ADVA® products are high-efficiency polycarboxylate-based superplasticizers especially formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete, to achieve high early compressive strength. Water reducers and superplasticizers are the most popular type of admixtures. They disperse the cement particles more evenly, leading to an increase in the flowability of the concrete and an improvement in its workability during placement. Get more details here. Download the case study. Contact Riccardo Stoppa, Riccardo.Stoppa@gcpat.com.
CarbonCure's technology enables concrete producers (ready mix and precast) to make low-carbon concrete, gain a competitive advantage and grow their business with the green building market—all while reducing embodied carbon footprint in the built environment. Visit www.carboncure.com for more information. Contact Shruti Suppiah at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +1 (844) 407-0032.
MASTER X-SEED® ADMIXTURES THE SOLUTION FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN CONCRETE
At Master Builders Solutions, we are hard at work every day helping the industry to ultimately achieve the goal of “Net Zero Carbon by 2050.” Standard admixture technologies are capable of reducing embodied carbon by 30 to 50 percent. Our patented Master X-Seed admixtures can increase carbon reduction an additional 5 to 20 percent, without sacrificing strength and durability requirements. We also lead the industry in quantifying and certifying lower carbon concrete building products. Download the brochure. Visit the website. Contact Tyler Grissom at Tyler.Grissom@mbcc-group.com or 216-536-4099.
Image: Pier 27, Toronto, Ontario, recipient, 2019 Ontario Concrete Award, utilized Master X-Seed 55.
HYDRONIX MICROWWAVE MOISTURE MEASUREMENT SENSORS
Hydronix is the world's leading manufacturer of digital microwave moisture measurement sensors. For 40 years, we have successfully installed over 95,000 sensors across a wide range of industries in over 96 countries worldwide. Our moisture sensors are used successfully in applications which include concrete, aggregates, and asphalt. In our product spotlight session, we will discuss the impact of moisture control on sustainable concrete. Why attend?
Re-evaluate the effects of water variation
Understand how to reduce the environment impact
Learn how to overcome the current challenges
Recognize moisture measurement as the ideal solution
GIATEC SMARTROCK CONCRETE TEMPERATURE AND STRENGTH MATURITY SENSORS
SmartRock is the most widely used wireless concrete sensor, implemented in over 9,000 construction projects across 85 countries. SmartRock is the leading concrete maturity sensor for accurate monitoring of concrete curing and hardening. Unlike time-consuming and error-prone break tests, or cumbersome wired sensors, Giatec’s patented maturity sensor uses a highly accurate ASTM-approved testing method. Data obtained on the jobsite gives concrete producers visibility and valuable insight on their concrete mix performance, ensuring it's always specifically engineered to the contractor’s target specs. Together with the Giatec 360™ platform, and SmartHub™ remote monitoring system this has enabled faster, safer, and more economical concrete construction. For more detail click here. Download the brochure. Contact Sarah McGuire, email@example.com.
EUCOSHIELD INTEGRAL FINISHING AID
EUCOSHIELD is a ready to use liquid admixture designed to be used as an integral finishing aid that reduces rapid moisture loss from the concrete surface by binding the internal water in the pore structure. EUCOSHIELD is especially effective when concreting operations must be performed in direct sun, wind, high temperatures, or low relative humidity. EUCOSHIELD also can be used to reduce excessive bleeding and segregation of concrete or mortar. Eucoshield is compatible with most other admixtures commonly used in concrete including air entraining admixtures, polycarboxylate-based HRWR admixtures (super plasticizers), conventional water reducing admixtures, and retarders. Download the brochure. Visit the website. Contact Jeff Abbuhl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sika® WT-240 P PERMEABILITY REDUCING ADMIXTURE
Sika® WT-240 P, is a powdered, plant added crystalline based permeability reducing admixture, for use in hydrostatic applications, (PRAH) that reduces the ability of concrete to conduct water flow. It contains unique moisture activated compounds that produce insoluble crystalline deposits that form within the capillary system. These crystalline formulations can reduce the size of capillary pores and prevent water penetration. Use of Sika® WT-240 P in watertight concrete applications can result in:
Up to 85% reductions in permeability per DIN 1048 testing.
Ability to seal concrete cracks up to 0.016 in (0.40 mm).
Meets the requirements of ASTM C-494 Type S.
NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certified.
CSC RESPONSIBLE SOURCING CERTIFICATION
Building on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) was founded in 2016 by several concrete producers and associations under the roof of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as well as certification companies striving to demonstrate the sustainability of concrete and its value chain in a transparent way. CSC, now an independent organization, launched a responsible sourcing certification system for concrete and its supply chain on January 1st, 2017. The certification system aims to measure concrete contributions to sustainable development through exemplary environmental, social and governance practices. Download the brochure. Visit the website. Contact Cynthia Imesch at email@example.com.