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Roller-Compacted Concrete Annual Meetings

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

By Andie Rapid - November 28, 2017

11/28/17

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.
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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



 
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Stabilization and Paving Webinars and Workshops

Best practices for Cement Stabilization and Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement, and Pavement Overview

By Andie Rapid - July 26, 2017

July 26th, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

We are happy to sponsor Best Practices for Cement Stabilization and Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement organized and provided by: Cement Council of Texas 

Additionally, the ACPA is hosting webinars for: Overview of Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, Performance, and Evaluation Design of Concrete Pavements 

In case you are looking for broad spectrum, regarding pavement types ASCE has much to offer, click on ASCE to find out more.

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Continuous Mixing update

A whole new meaning to Continuous

By Andie Rapid - May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

So much activity is happening in the industry.  So much, that our twin-shaft continuous mixing plants never seem to make it back to the shop due to continously moving from jobsite to jobsite.  

2017 RAPIDMIX TRACKING
Andale Construction has called upon Rapidmix for projects such as NIT North Gate improvement, Hampton, VA project (pictured below), as a Rapidmix fan, they recently rented a new Rapidmix 400C.  After great success Andale decided to purchase their rental and is heading off for an NCDOT project.

"We were able to run the plant continuously at 400-425 tn/hr with our pig/silo.  I have never been able to run that fast for a couple of hours much less than 8-9 hrs without stopping.  We averaged 1,800 cy/day with the (Rapidmix) 400 and even hit 2,500 one day.  The mix was very consistent out of our plant.  Everything set up in less than 2 hours, calibration took about that long excluding the wait time at the scales, and we were off and running.

We are getting ready to move it to an NCDOT job next week."
 
~Matt Munsick @ Andale Construction

Just prior to Andale, Branscome  was working in Norfolk, VA with a Competitors mixer.  They started shopping around for a replacement mixing plant, that is when they called upon the Rapidmix 400C rental to save the day.

Before the plant could hit the road home it was redirected to Houston, to add to Rollcon's Rapidmix lineup.  Last year, Rollcon purchased a Continuous Weigh 400CW plant (pictured below) and will now be adding a Volumetric 400C option to their fleet.

UPDATES
  • The other week Kris Schneider worked with Knife River on the commissioning and training of their rental in Cheyenne, WY.  
  • A Rapid team is in Canada, for Beton Provincial to train and commission their new Rapidmix purchase.
  • Our next brand new 400CW comes off the manufacturing floor in a few weeks!
There are many updates to come...

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
“…the production rate has left me with only the problem of keeping the reagent deliveries scheduled quickly enough.”
-Bill Haynes-Project Manager, AECOM, Glenn Allen, Virginia USA
 
"Once DIA recognized the product durability and the cost savings offered by RCC, it became their pavement of choice in this application."
-John L. Edwards- RCC Contractor, Interstate Highway Construction
 
 “With increased use of cementitious materials such as roller compacted concrete, Rapid International’s Rapidmix 400CW was the ideal choice for CEMEX UK. The machine offers the company benefits that include low operating costs, excellent mobility and high outputs to meet the challenging demands of today’s projects. The Rapidmix 400CW will undoubtedly help CEMEX deliver best value to all our clients”.
http://www.concrete.tv/news/item/1272-cemex-takes-delivery-of-new-rapidmix400cw
-James Playford -Business Development Manager, CEMEX Paving Solutions

We are proud to work with great Contractors and appreciate their passion for the industry-Thank You!
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The Heartbeat of Rapid

Associated Equipment Distributors interview on Rapid

By Andie Rapid - April 26, 2017

We recently, joined AED, which has proven to be an outstanding organization.  They don't bedazzle their potential members, they believe in a good old fashioned handshakes.  Since joining this year they have provided us media exposure and a personal interview with me about what makes Rapid tick.  AED is an asset.

You can learn more about us here: https://issuu.com/cedmagazineaed/docs/april_final/48

We believe, partnerships enable projects!