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2021 cement consumption forecast

PCA Releases Spring 2021 Cement Consumption Forecast

Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Ed Sullivan recently presented their annual Spring 2021 cement consumption forecast, predicting an increase in cement consumption for 2021 and 2022. “Remarkably, U.S. cement consumption recorded 2% growth during 2020. It is remarkable because COVID-19 exerted a […]

Frank DeCarolis - BB Industries

BB Industries Adds Stone Industry Veteran Frank DeCarolis as Outside Sales Associate

BB Industries continues to grow its outside sales team with the addition of Frank DeCarolis. He lives just outside of Washington D.C. and will be covering the Baltimore, Delaware, and Virginia territories.  DeCarolis brings years of stone experience, having started in the industry back in 2001 importing and distributing natural […]

Topcon Podcast Looks at Current State of Construction Industry, Opportunities for Growth and More

The latest installment in the Topcon podcast series “Topcon Talks Construction” is now available. Hosted by Murray Lodge, senior vice president of Construction for Topcon Positioning Group, the podcast covers a number of topics ranging from the current state of economic recovery in the U.S. and North America to building […]

Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings for Buildings

Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings for Buildings

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has announced that the ASCC Education, Research & Development Foundation has published “Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings for Buildings.” The authors are Scott M. Tarr, PE, FACI; Ronald L. Kozikowski, PE; and Matthew J. Sheehan, PE. […]

ACI Foundation Raised Over $1 Million

ACI Foundation Raised Over $1 Million for Scholarships, Research and Technology

Through generous donations from ACI members, and the concrete industry, the ACI Foundation raised $1 million. Jeffrey W. Coleman, President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the challenge to raise $1 million in October 2020, during his term as president. To date, the generous contributions  contributed to the ACI […]

David Shepherd

CRSI’s David Shepherd Awarded at American Concrete Institute Convention

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces their Midwest Region Manager, David Shepherd, AIA, has received the Concrete Sustainability Award by The American Concrete Institute (ACI). He was selected for the recognition for his “…exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry.” In his role at CRSI […]