COMMANDqc

This stream addresses methods that all ready-mix and precast concrete producers can adopt to reduce costs and improve quality, whether you are a small to medium sized residential producer or part of a multi-national concrete operation.

  • The 0.26 w/c Myth-Conception

    The 0.26 w/c Myth-Conception

    In these days of an ever increasing demand for improvements in concrete performance, it is easy for specifiers to continually...

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  • The Quality Plan

    The Quality Plan

    Quality Plans aren’t just for the big guys, though. Practically every concrete producer should have a Quality Plan, and the NRMCA has made it...

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  • Concrete Mix Design

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  • If I Ruled the Concrete Industry

    If I Ruled the Concrete Industry

    Have you ever tried to change the way people do things, only to have someone ask you, “Who made you God?” Well, I just realized that, even though I am not God, I do control...

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  • Well-Graded Aggregates vs. Gap-Graded Aggregates

    Well-Graded Aggregates vs. Gap-Graded Aggregates

    Over the past decade a major “discussion” has arisen over the desirability of the use of well-graded aggregates (WGA) vs. gap-graded aggregates (GGA) in concrete. The discussion has centered on...

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  • My Top 10 Favorite Concrete Websites

    My Top 10 Favorite Concrete Websites

    The Internet – love it or hate it, it has changed the way we live. It has made the world a smaller place in that we can readily communicate with a person around the world, even if...

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  • NRMCA RES meeting in Seattle

    NRMCA RES meeting in Seattle

    Concrete mix design and quality control have become so sophisticated that it is a rare designer who has the time to understand the ends and outs of that portion of our industry. The result is...

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  • ACI Strategic Development Council

    ACI Strategic Development Council

    This is the first time I have attended the SDC meeting in about 5 years because my impression last time is that it is a "big boys club". SDC has gotten away from that and now may be...

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  • “Hello, World!”

    “Hello, World!”

    Maybe I should have chosen something more literary for the first line of my first blog, but “They were the best of times, they were the worst of times.” and “Call me Ishmael.” were already taken.

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  • Committed to Quality: A Journey With COMMANDqc

    Committed to Quality: A Journey With COMMANDqc

    The Strata Corporation is a 100-year-old company located in North Dakota and Minnesota. Its materials division provides ready mixed concrete and aggregate. Its heavy construction division provides...

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  • Welsch COMMANDqc Case Study

    Welsch COMMANDqc Case Study

    Chris Pusateri, Welsch’s QC manager, became aware that as their company grew, it was harder for their existing staff to keep pace with the increased demands for their technical services...

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  • Strata COMMANDqc Case Study

    Strata COMMANDqc Case Study

    From the late 1980’s through 2010 Strata Corporation expanded through acquisitions. Like many other companies that have purchased other businesses, Strata found itself in a situation where many of...

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  • Graniterock COMMANDqc Case Study

    Graniterock COMMANDqc Case Study

    Like many other concrete producers whose QC programs evolved while personal computers became commonplace, Graniterock’s QC information was managed in multiple programs. Aggregate gradings were...

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  • Concrete Mix Design

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  • Delta COMMANDqc Case Study

    Delta COMMANDqc Case Study

    Concrete and materials test results were stored in file folders throughout the company and the data could not be easily accessed and examined. Verifying batch tolerances required going to the plant...

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  • Introduction to COMMANDqc11:39

    Introduction to COMMANDqc

    A detailed presentation of our batch quality control solution known as COMMANDqc.

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  • COMMANDqc

    COMMANDqc

    Concrete Quality Control

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  • #1 - Concrete Success: Profiting from Quality Control47:28

    #1 - Concrete Success: Profiting from Quality Control

    A detailed presentation of our batch quality control solution known as COMMANDqc.

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  • #2 - The 4 Levels of Quality Control: From House Slabs to High-rise57:05

    #2 - The 4 Levels of Quality Control: From House Slabs to High-rise

    A detailed presentation of our batch quality control solution known as COMMANDqc.

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  • #3 - Managing Yield: Stop Giving Away Concrete52:27

    #3 - Managing Yield: Stop Giving Away Concrete

    A detailed presentation of our batch quality control solution known as COMMANDqc.

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  • #4 - Monitoring Batch Tolerances: what you don't know CAN hurt you52:01

    #4 - Monitoring Batch Tolerances: what you don't know CAN hurt you

    A detailed presentation of our batch quality control solution known as COMMANDqc.

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  • #5 - Determining Cementitious Content and Strength Overdesign: Don't Waste Cement54:15

    #5 - Determining Cementitious Content and Strength Overdesign: Don't Waste Cement

    A detailed presentation of our batch quality control solution known as COMMANDqc.

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