Author: Concrete Decor Staff

NRMCA News: Course certifies plant managers

Responding to industry demand, the NRMCA has created a plant manager’s certification course. The course is the only one that is specifically designed for plant managers of ready mixed concrete production facilities. A certification exam will validate the specific skill levels needed in these areas. Course instruction will cover plant […]

ACI News: Centennial Convention coming up in October

The American Concrete Institute will hold its upcoming convention in San Francisco, October 24-28, with the theme: “Concrete — A Century of Innovation.” The convention will feature special events to continue the year-long celebration of the Institute’s Centennial anniversary, including a bay cruise aboard the 292-foot San Francisco Belle. Over […]

ACI News: Book celebrates concrete structures worldwide

Concrete: A Pictorial Celebration, a new book from ACI, commemorates milestone achievements in the concrete industry and celebrates the utility and beauty of concrete for all applications, whether serving the needs of earth’s inhabitants or inspiring awe as an architect’s medium for expression. This hard-cover, coffee-table book is a tribute […]

PCA News: Reference guide now available in Spanish

The Portland Cement Association has introduced Diseño y Control de Mezclas de Concreto, the Spanish edition of its premier publication, Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures. The Spanish edition includes information on construction practices and standards used in Latin America. This manual covers numerous topics on the most widely used […]

Lafarge names new president for Northeast cement region

Lafarge North America has named Claude Bastien as president of the Northeast Region for the Cement Division. He previously served as president of Lafarge Construction Materials for the Eastern U.S. Region. Bastien will be based in the regional headquarters in Montréal, Québec, where he will oversee the production, sale and […]

Extech's Rugged & Waterproof pH Meter Tackles Water Quality Testing

ExStik™ pH Tester for Concrete

Whether you’re evaluating a prospective client’s existing concrete for estimating purposes or you’re in the process of neutralizing a surface in preparation for resurfacing, Extech’s pH tester ExStik pH100 (aka the ExStik) is a fabulous tool for identifying problem areas. The “ExStik” can be calibrated to 4, 7 or and […]