RCC Projects in Texas - Spring/Summer 2014

RCC on a Roll This Summer

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Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement
Lamesa Road, Midland, TX 

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  • May 30, 2014

    Midland RCC Open Houses Announced for June 10th and 11th

    Lamesa Road, currently being constructed with roller compacted concrete by Reece Albert, Inc., will be the focus of two open houses on June 10th and 11th. Presentations, jobsite shuttle, and lunch are included. Attendance is free, but RSVP is required.

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Cement Council of Texas
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The Cement Council of Texas represents manufacturers of portland cement in Texas.  We promote cement and concrete solutions to engineers, architects, contractors, owners, community leaders, and other stakeholders in targeted markets.  Additionally, we educate the public about the economic, performance, and sustainability benefits of cement and concrete.  We do this through communication, education, and technical service by our highly skilled staff of industry professionals.

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Open Houses Attract 60 to View Completion of First RCC Road in Midland

Lamesa_2.jpgRoad agency officials from TxDOT and West Texas cities/counties gathered at two open houses (June 10 and 11, 2014), to view the reconstruction of Midland’s Lamesa Road with roller compacted concrete. The 60 Attendees came from as far as Lubbock and Weatherford, and included consulting engineers and other construction professionals.

The Cement Council of Texas and Reece Albert Inc. hosted the event, which included overview presentations and a site visit to the RCC production plant and the Lamesa paving operation.

Midland is now the fastest-growing metro area in the U.S, and its oil and gas-driven expansion has placed high stress on its road infrastructure. RCC was chosen by the city for Lamesa road, over a flexible paving alternative, because of its competitive cost, minimal maintenance expense, and long-term service life. Not only is this the first concrete road to be constructed by Midland, it is also the first RCC pavement in the Midland/Odessa region. More...

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Three Ongoing Texas Projects Feature RCC for State, County and City Pavements

Liberty County Residential RCC Road Construction

Roller compacted concrete (RCC) pavement is being constructed on three ongoing Texas projects: A TxDOT safety rest area in the Brownwood District, an arterial road in the City of Midland, and a residential development in Liberty County. The dispersed geography of these projects and the varied applications demonstrate the adaptability of RCC to public roads and facilities, as well as RCC's growth and acceptance in Texas. More...

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Concrete Solutions for the "Texas Miracle"

June 18, 2014

Bill Hammond, CEO of theTexas Association of Business, rightly notes that the "Texas Miracle" of rapid and sustained growth, presents challenges. Most notably, Texas must maintain and expand the infrastructure that is required for the huge projected increases in population and commercial/industrial/agricultural development. Concrete can provide a path to a solution.

RCC Pavement Gaining Acceptance within TxDOT

April 11, 2013

Two projects in 2012 were let with alternate bids for roller compacted concrete (RCC) pavement by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

It is Time to Develop a More Reasonable Concrete Overlay Design Method

April 11, 2013

The concrete overlay pavement design methods being used today, yes even AASHTO ME, are overly conservative. Better methods are available, and some were implemented by TxDOT as early as 1981.

ASCE Publishes Texas Infrastructure Report Card with Unimpressive Grades

April 10, 2013

All states ranked by per-capita spending list Texas at 43rd; down from the 17th position just four years earlier in 2008.

Give Your Concrete Pavement a Second Life

April 09, 2013

Is your concrete pavement starting to show some distress, then it may be time give it a new life with a bonded concrete overlay?

Concrete Convergence: ASCE, Corpus & Roads

March 26, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers-Texas Section Conference in Corpus Christi last week brought to the fore a serendipitous convergence of issues critical to both civil engineers and Texans in general: The ASCE, roads in Corpus Christi, and concrete.

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