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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:


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!

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

Roller-Compacted Concrete Annual Meetings

ACPA 54th Annual, RCC Pavement Council, and Task Force Meetings

By Andie Rapid - November 28, 2017


Heading to San Diego today!  These meetings are surely going to be epic.  From Research to Promotion we are going to roll out some good vibes!

We have had an up tick in the number of calls for Roller-Compacted Concrete mixing projects.  How do we meet contractor's needs?

Rapidmix capabilities merely begin with being fully mobile.  

The self-contained benefits mean’s you have everything you need in one machine, in one haul.  This reduces transportation costs.  Equipped with a Tier 4 Final Gen-set means lower equipment rental costs.  The on-board water tank, Siemens mag-flow water meter and 2 positive displacement spray bars additionally reduces overhead.  Typical mixing plants require cranes, takes days to set-up, and are lacking all the time saving, cost effective benefits.  Rapidmix is self-erecting and equipped with hydraulics for erection of the 48-ton silo and 1 y3 gob hopper, see a video of set up HERE.  Overall, set up takes merely hours and has the potential to mix same day!  Customers love those cost saving benefits, they frequently let us know it saves them tens of thousands of dollars on their projects.

Rapidmix can be monitored from anywhere, meaning a tech can be online should the need arise saving you an unnecessary service call for on-site tech assistance.  Available with the Wi-Fi equipped option on Volumetric (C) models and on all Continuous Weigh (CW) models.  Learn more about the differences between them: C and CW  The operator panel gives you full control.  Furthermore, you can sync to Wi-Fi or print and monitor output via lap-top from anywhere.  Need service?  We can remotely login to your Rapidmix for diagnostics and troubleshooting.  Finally, Rapidmix only requires a single operator while we recommend two for precaution, thus adding to cost saving benefits.

If you are interested in Roller-Compacted Concreted Pavement please visit the RCC Pavment Council website or ACPA by clicking on the logo below.

Lane City Reservoir Soil-Cement Slope Protection Short Course and Tour Debut

Organized by: Cement Council of Texas

By Andie Rapid - September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017

Rapidmix made a double debut at the Soil-Cement Short Course and Tour in Lane City, Tx. on 9/14, thanks to Phillips and Jordan.  A well organized Course which was produced by the Cement Council of Texas.  The turn out was staggering and well appointed.  

Subjects included:
Lesson's Learned, Design, Construction, and Future Projects

Sponsors and Attendee's included but were not limited to:
LCRA, ch2m, Kleinfelder, Colorado County Oil Co. Inc., Gulf Atlantic (Rapidmix Dealer), Maxon Industries, Incorporated, Mustang (CAT), and RCC Conveyors, Inc.

Click MAP for a display of Lane City Attendee's from North America.

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You will not want to miss the nextCement Council of Texas Course:
Best Practices for Soil Stabilization and Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement