Concrete pipes go back. Way back. Blueprints dated around 1894 detail the construction of a sewer in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring reinforced concrete pipe installed around 1887. St. Paul and other cities in Minnesota are only now replacing the infrastructure that has been in place for more than 100 years. If that doesn’t speak to … Continue reading Revisiting Concrete Pipes: Why They Continue to Dominate
Well, the Winter Olympics are finished, and we have our sights set on 2020. Japan caught our attention with one of their Summer Olympic announcements. The Tokyo games will feature a first: skateboarding. While none of us here are about to land a 180 kickflip, we have an interest in skateboarding trends for a pretty … Continue reading Could a Skate Park Resurgence Be on the Horizon?
Quick fix: Researchers at the University of California recently discovered that hybrid fiber-reinforced concrete (HyFRC) tubes performed better than HyFRC cast-in-place columns during bridge seismic-testing scenarios. In the future, these HyFRC tubes could replace current precast column techniques for bridges. Making concrete bridges stronger During America’s amazing growth from 1945 through 1970, many reinforced concrete … Continue reading Hybrid fiber-reinforced concrete columns and bridge stabilization
If you’ve been in the concrete industry long, you know that without proper oversight and extensive monitoring, silos can have their share of issues. While most problems lead to a shortened operational life, other problems can put employees in jeopardy. That’s why we’ve partnered with Hycontrol to distribute their new SHIELD Silo Protection System as … Continue reading How to solve most silo problems
Reinforced concrete is a go-to for bridges built to last. But not all of those bridges are for freshwater rivers or gaping ravines. A recent study evaluated concrete submerged in the ocean along the Norwegian and Danish coastlines. The concrete tested ranged in age from 2 to 34 years. No matter the age, the concrete … Continue reading Zonation in Marine Concrete: Simplified
Our conveyors are not limited to concrete manufacturers. In fact, one of our customers needed a conveying solution for cheese transportation and handling. We designed a conveying system to fit without extreme changes to their current equipment setup. Industries we serve include steel/metal production power/energy mining/minerals recycled materials and, of course, cement To meet the … Continue reading Comparing material handling conveyors
We know you have a choice when it comes to stationary mixers. But if you want superior mixing and batching results, purchasing a Rapid International mixer is the best bet. Rapid Planetary Mixer Likes: Mixing precast, brick, glass, mortar or clay materials Body type: Compact A few words about me: Getting to my motor and … Continue reading Rapid concrete mixer profiles