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RCC Highlights and a special Invite for RCC Pavement Expose & BBQ

Civil, environmental, and paving project quick hits and

By Andie Rapid - August 9, 2018

Rapidmix shines whether in the spotlight or not.  The last couple months many RCC projects have been completed.  Here are a few RCC Pavement quick hits to check out:

Cemex USA is mixing it up in the spotlight  in CA.

Morgan Corp just finished a holding basin in North Carolina using RCC.

Cemex UK mixed RCC with their Rapidmix for an Automotive Logistics Center.

Rollcon is in Houston for some Logistics Center RCC paving.

RCC Pavement Council fellow member Peltz Companies paved RCC on a Railroad project. 

These projects and many more go to show Roller-Compacted Concrete is proving to be a choice pavement for a number of uses all over the world.  For more events, research, or membership go to: RCC Pavement Council.

Cement Council of Texas and  R&T Ellis Inc. invite you to:
RCC Pavement Expose and BBQ
Wednesday, August 22nd 10-2
Click: Get the invite, directions, and RSVP!  We hope to see you there!
 
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CG/LA Latin American Conference Recap

Infrastructure: The life and blood of every economy

By Andie Rapid - August 7, 2018

Recently, Rapid Representative, Jimmy Clem, attended the 16th annual Latin American Leadership Forum.  It was a clear message that no matter what economy you live in, infrastructure is its life and blood!

The much anticipated LALF 16 Infrastructure event in Miami in late July was brimming over with optimism from construction procurement appointees, P3 investment bankers, and planning visionaries representing: the Caribbean, Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil, Panama, Uruguay, Peru, etc.  Government dignitaries and members of the engineering community brought exposure to projects ranging from highways and rail to tunnels and gas liquid deliveries for emerging countries in growth mode. Rounding out the agenda with equally compelling presentations were speakers and panelist discussing infrastructure plans and progress for new airports and expanded sea port facilities. Puerto Rico commanded much of center stage with pictures and verbal descriptions of the stark rebuilding realities following a direct Category 5 hurricane.  Closely identifying with the audience, many of whom were affected by hurricanes Irma and Harvey, panelist stressed continued restoration of the power grid, water delivery and treatment, and transportation connectivity. While infrastructure overhauls can often take longer than originally planned, Rapid International USA strives to provide superior mixing solutions to ensure a timely, sustainable, cost-effective means of rebuilding today for a low-maintenance, resilient future.


We offer mixing solutions for:
Roller-Compacted Concrete
Cement Treated Base
Soil Cement
and more, which supports a variety of infrastructure modalities such as: Ports, Airports, Distribution Centers, ETC.
 
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Long Life / Low Maintenance Conference Recap

TXDOT and Cement Council of Texas adds another excellent Conference to their resume.

By Andie Rapid - April 24, 2018

Was the recent Long Life/Low Maintenance bi-annual Concrete Conference a success?  

Well, is there a guitar in Austin? TxDOT and the Cement Council of Texas did it again with a well assembled, value-packed agenda, and a stellar venue for their 2018 conference.  With live displays, highly competent speakers, and a solid lineup of industry sponsors and distributors, each participant walked away standing taller due to the confidence conveyed through great presentations, a realistic outlook, and a collective challenge to raise the bar for a better state infrastructure.  We tip our hats to the planners and facilitators of this event.

As the state of infrastructure has come increasingly face to face with the general public, commuters in Texas can rest assured that solutions have been underway, well in advance.  As a model for progress, TxDOT and the Cement Council of Texas created a platform to bring the brightest and best together to collaborate in detail and solve traffic congestion, deliver pavement longevity through improved design, plan and replace bridges for safety, and reduce maintenance and operations costs for future generations. 

Together, the forum leadership and attendees entertained real world possibilities and clear-cut projections for an achievable improved infrastructure. Net yield values such as advanced engineering techniques, improved best practices, and results oriented visionary brainstorming rounded out the conference appropriately themed, Long Life/Low Maintenance. Constituents can expect sustained progress, positive reports, and applied excellence as a result. 

We look forward to an even more powerful 2020 Conference.

Thank you TXDOT and:

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When Common doesn't cut it

When the common fails - RCC prevails

By Andie Rapid - March 14, 2018

Ran across an article the other day.  While I shouldn't be shocked, it is merely that I am in awe the industry has not caught on to the true value of Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement also refered to as RCC (not to be confused with reinforced cement concrete-which includes the need/use of rebar where Roller-Compacted Concrete is independent). 

The common methods in this research, I question, merely last 5-7 years, then they need maintenance and eventually full replacement within an estimated 10-15 years.  RCC is a Low-Volume Paved Road (LVR) and so much more (hint, hint, freeze/thaw resistant, sustainable, saves taxpayers $113k, low to no maintenance under most conditions before 15 years and a life expectancy of well over 15 years, but more like 30 or even 50+). 

We are members of the RCC Pavement Council and proudly support this form of Pavement, our future depends on it!
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For the Love of RCC

Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement Webinar

By Andie Rapid - February 6, 2018

TRB is hosting another presentation by Dan Zollinger of Texas A&M University, Andrew Johnson of Southeast Cement Promotion Association; Retired, South Carolina Department of Transportation, and Will Gray of AG Peltz Group, LLC.  These presenters are the authority in Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements, you will not want to miss this webinar!

Learn more or sign up HERE