Mixing Up Methodologies As the Industry Evolves

August 10, 2018 Karli Langner

Changing the World, One Mix at a Time

The concrete industry might be a little slower to evolve, but when manufacturers, designers, and contractors develop and recognize new and better ways to solve longstanding problems, the industry will make a change. Something that may spark a response for changes in the culture at large is the increasing knowledge and concern about sustainability and safety.

Sustainability is one of the driving forces behind most of the recent innovations in the construction industry. The goals in the industry are to produce strong, durable structures that use materials efficiently; reduce the amount of nonrenewable energy resources needed to manufacture, transport, and assemble building products; and reduce the energy consumed in inhabiting and maintaining buildings.

Where You Find Quality, You Will Find A Craftsman

Concrete mix designs are changing in ways that will help achieve all these goals. Ready Mix Producers don’t have to fret, because Command Alkon has a solution for these heroes to make frequent changes to mix proportions as field performance dictates, or to quickly take advantage of cost fluctuations in the raw materials marketplace.

When raw material characteristics change or when economics dictate a change in suppliers, COMMANDqc’s Mix Adjuster feature steps in with powerful tools to assist in making changes to large groups of mix designs in a single operation. Additional features include options for recalculating admix dosages and/or proportionally adjusting aggregates to maintain yield.

COMMANDqc’s ability to quickly adjust and re-verify hundreds or thousands of mix designs at one time opens opportunities that in the past were impractical.

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