Concrete Tour Mixes Plant Visits, Latest Trends
The latest advances in concrete construction, production, materials and design will be showcased at the 2007 Concrete Home Building Council Concrete Technologies Tour in Minneapolis.
The tour will be held on Sunday through Tuesday, May 6-8.
The tour will feature educational programs, networking and behind-the-scenes tours of six cement-based building materials and manufacturing facilities.
Plants on Tour
The plants on the tour include:
- Molin Concrete Products Company
Molin, with more than 100 years in the prestressed/precast concrete industry, provides design, manufacturing and installation services for such products as hollow core planks, precast foundation walls and precast/prestressed beams, columns, structural wall panels and stadia.
- Schwing America, Inc.
Schwing manufactures a broad line of truck- and trailer-mounted concrete pumps that allows its customers to grow with the company. Schwing also provides an array of innovative products for ready-mix producers.
- Becker Architectural Concrete
Becker Architectural Concrete brings together the disciplines of quality concrete construction with the limitless possibilities of color, texture and form to give designers and builders the creativity and strength of concrete.
- Holcim (U.S.) Inc.
Holcim (U.S.) is one of the largest suppliers of Portland and blended cements and related mineral components in the country. The company offers an extensive line of cements and related construction materials, as well as technical support.
- Anchor Block Company
Anchor Block Company manufactures concrete blocks, autoclave-cured decorative masonry units, pavers and retaining walls in a vast array of textures and colors.
Cemstone, a family-owned and operated business founded in 1927, delivers quality concrete for everything from residential driveways, to walls in homes built with Insulating Concrete Forms technology to high profile commercial projects. The company supports concrete batch plants, contractor supply stores, state-of-the-art concrete pumping trucks, a concrete block plant and 18 aggregate mines.
The three-day event also includes an optional golf tournament and several receptions.
Online advanced registration is available until close of business Friday, April 20.
For more information and to register, visit www.nahb.org/concretetour.
Attend the Modular and Panel Plant Tour May 20-22
Go behind the scenes of the modular and panelized home building industries at the 2007 Modular and Panel Plant Tour in Roanoke, Va. on May 20-22.
Tour six plants and network with modular and panelized professionals from across the country.
Factories on tour Nationwide Custom Homes, Mod-U-Kraf Homes, Timber Truss Housing, Metwood Building Systems, West Window Corporation and Martinsville Speedway.
For more information, or to register, visit www.nahb.org/PlantTour.
‘Concrete at Home’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Concrete at Home,” available through BuilderBooks.com, offers tips on incorporating concrete architectural elements such as counters, sinks, columns and water pieces into a project.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.