The Cement Council of Texas has redesigned it's website for 2017. You can still find us at www.cementx.org but the site is now is easier to read and navigate, as well as being mobile and tablet friendly. We want to make this site better for you, the building professional, and make it your Texas resource for news, knowledge and events on concrete and cement pavements, infrastructure, and construction. We're celebrating by giving away valuable publications on concrete pavement and stabilized bases/subgrades for subscribers to our email updates. And you'll also be registered for a May 1st drawing for even more valuable publications from the American Concrete Institute and the Portland Cement Association.
A Focus on Pavements
Our goal is for www.cementx.org to be your go-to online source in Texas for cement and concrete technologies, particularly concrete pavements, cement-treated bases and cement-stabilized subgrades. We will continuously post, expand and improve content, particularly in the following areas:
Who Will Benefit?
We are targeting our website for decisionmakers and stakeholders involved in pavement design, construction and maintenance. This decisionmaker might be a geotechnical engineer developing a pavement design recommendation. Or a Civil engineer trying to choose a low-cost, heavy-duty pavement for an industrial site. It could be an architect requiring a reflective pavement to help with LEED certification. Or a developer seeking ways to build residential pavements that won't degrade during the construction and warranty periods. Or it could be one of the numerous Texas public road agencies that build and reconstruct pavements within tight budget constraints, and then must maintain them for decades.
Additionally, today's engineering, architecture, and construction technology students in Texas need a central resource to keep them current on today's and future pavement technologies. We hope www.cementx.org is this place.
How Will I Benefit?
What does the website offer to engineering and construction professionals? In short, it provides an efficient way to continuously upgrade your knowledge about cement, concrete pavements and infrastructure. You will become a more valued professional to your organization and clients. You will know and understand the current state-of practice and be aware of key emerging trends, rather than relying on outdated technology, design methods and specifications. The result will be lower project costs, faster construction and enhanced performance for your clients and your organization.
Our website, www.cementx.org, will provide several avenues to enhance your knowledge:
How Can I Connect?
We all have our favorite ways to stay current, if a website interests us. If you want to keep up with our frequently added additions and posts you'll have several ways:
Keep in Touch
We sincerely hope you will find www.cementx.org of value. We want to build our community, and invite you to leave comments in postings, or contact us directly with your thoughts or questions. And we hope you take advantage of our free giveaways by registering!
The Cementx Pavement Blog seeks to make pavement owners, engineers and contractors smarter about selecting, designing, constructing and maintaining pavements. New blog postings began February 1, 2017; however, we carried over pavement-related blog postings from our older blog, the "Texas Cement and Concrete Blog," which ran until December 2016.