CANADIAN CONCRETE EXPO
The 3rd annual Canadian Concrete Expo took place on January 22nd and 23rd at the International Centre in Toronto. The CCE aims to be the ideal environment for exhibiting companies to meet current customers and partners plus meet new prospects face-to-face.
INNOVATION IN THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY
Introducing Master X-Seed® 55 – Strength-Enhancing Admixture. This admixture is based on a technology that ensures a stable suspension of synthetically-produced crystalline CSH nanoparticles. These particles act as seeds in a concrete mixture to facilitate the growth of active crystals between cement particles. The unique technology of Master X-Seed 55® admixture provides an unmatched improvement of the hydration process in a concrete matrix which increases early- and late age strength development compared to an untreated concrete mixture. It provides solutions for tight construction schedules and deadlines, while helping to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.
COMPUTERIZED CONCRETE BATCHING
A ready mix concrete plant, also known as a concrete batching plant, is a machine or equipment that combines various types of materials such as sand, gravel, and aggregates to form concrete. The ratio of different amounts of materials and additives will depend on the desired concrete type that the customer is requesting for their project. The concrete plant has many different components which include the cement and aggregate batchers, aggregate bins, conveyors, mixers, heaters, cement silos, control panels and dust collectors. The efficiency of the concrete batching plant allows for high quality and durable concrete.
NBA CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE
Toronto Raptors NBA championship parade took over Toronto on June 17, which is now a day the city’s mayor has officially declared “We the North” day.
POURING CONCRETE IN COLD WEATHER
With winter in full swing, snow falling on the ground and temperatures dropping drastically, outdoor working conditions can be challenging. Consider the concrete industry, the businesses that still operate by producing and supplying concrete in conditions like these. Here are a few commonly asked questions regarding concrete and cold weather: