FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PULLMAN, Wash. – A Portland Cement Association grant to improve cement testing methods has been presented to Washington State University researcher Somayeh Nassiri. Nassiri, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and her fellow researchers hope to improve the efficiency of durability testing methods for […]
Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and cement. Portland cement is not a brand name, but the generic term for the type of cement used in virtually all concrete, just as stainless is a […]
Get a candid look at ten popular, but mistaken ideas that still exist in concrete construction. In this video, using examples, interviews, and demonstrations, this revealing video from the Portland Cement Association exposes and explains the most common misconceptions associated with the cement and concrete industry. The video is […]
Awards Celebration, Salem, OR – The 38th Annual Excellence in Concrete Awards celebration was held on April 27, 2018, at the Salem Convention Center. At this 2018 Excellence in Concrete Awards, winning projects — in sixteen unique categories — were judged “best in class” from over 60 submitted entries. Projects […]
It is easy to overlook the use of concrete in society. Concrete plays a vital part in our daily lives and in a functioning society. Its benefits to society are immense, being used to build our schools, hospitals, apartment blocks, bridges, tunnels, dams, sewerage systems, pavements, runways, roads and more.