Ready-Mixed Concrete Consulting
Variability associated with batching at ready-mix plants can significantly affect the performance characteristics of the mixture as designed, i.e., compressive strength, plastic properties, specified performance etc., and can creates inventory control issues. The cost of remedial work typically ranges from 3 to 10 times the cost of initial concrete placement/construction work. Therefore, accurate batching is paramount to maintain and improve the production of ready-mix batch plants as it helps improve the quality of the supplied concrete, reduces the number of rejected loads, and provides consistent production. Ready-mix concrete operations are required to meet industry standards, i.e., ASTM C94, ACI 117, PCI, NRMCA and DOT. Efficient ready-mix concrete operations allow for cost-effective material inventory control and reduces material loss and waste.
Concrete and Cement-Based Materials Experts
CTLGroup’s concrete and cement-based materials experts offer a variety of services designed to maintain quality while avoiding common production errors. In addition to supporting plant operations, CTLGroup provides preconstruction services such as mixture design review, development, optimization, and troubleshooting during the course of construction, as well as post-construction representation such as onsite inspection, in-situ testing, and remedial practices consultation.