Ready,go, set

Transit Mix Concrete and Materials, a division of Trinity Industries of Dallas, Texas, achieved a 22-minute set time with a high-performance mix design for the “Two-Hour House.”

The competition was staged on Saturday, October 1, 2005, in Tyler, Texas. The construction project used the latest materials and technologies to construct a 2,160-square-foot concrete slab home from the ground up in record time. The fully landscaped project was finished in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 29 seconds.

Transit Mix partnered with its chemical admixtures supplier, Degussa Admixtures, Inc., to design and produce the concrete mix.

They used a slightly modified version of Degussa Admixtures 4×4 Concrete technology, a combination of admixtures and concrete materials used in rapid-setting highway and airport repair applications.

The project was organized by the Tyler Area Builders Association. For additional information on the admixtures used in the high performance concrete mix design, contact Kelly Mawby at Degussa Admixtures, (216) 839-7071.

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