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    Synthetic Macro Fibers Improve Durability

    Case Study

    Tire Manufacturer Minimizes Concrete Cracking with STRUX® 90/40 macro fibers Project: Tire Manufacturing Machine Foundation Owner: Continental Tire North America Contractor: Robertson Construction Ready-mix Supplier: Delta Industries, Inc. Engineering Firm: Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc. GCP Solutions: STRUX® 90/40 macro fibers, ECLIPSE® Floor 200 The Project  Continental Tire’s manufacturing facility was designed to use thin concrete overlays surrounding uniquely shaped pedestals to achieve the right elevation to house critical pieces of manufacturing equipment. Experience showed that traditionally reinforced concrete using welded …Read More

    Arizona State University Achieves Impressive Sustainability Goals

    Case Study

    Lisa Barnard, GCP Applied Technologies High-performance Research Facility Project: Interdisciplinary Science & Technology building 7 (ISTB-7) Owner: Arizona State University Architect/Designer: Architekton | Grimshaw Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Sustainability Consultant: Thornton Tomasetti Ready-mix Producer: Hanson Aggregates LLC. (a subsidiary of Lehigh Hanson, Inc.) Concrete Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. GCP Solutions: WRDA® 64 water-reducing admixture, ADVA® 195 high-range admixture Concrete mix and specifications: 4,000 PSI for slab on grade, grade beams, caissons, caisson caps and foundation walls; 5,000 PSI for shear …Read More

    Central Concrete Leverages Big Data to Improve Operational Efficiency

    Case Study

    Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 70 years, Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., a Northern California business unit of U.S. Concrete, invests in products, people, and technology to drive ongoing success. The firm’s investment in the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system and associated concrete admixture has yielded considerable quality and operational improvements. Project: Actionable data improves concrete quality, from batching to delivery Company: Central Concrete, U.S. Concrete | West Region GCP solutions: VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system …Read More