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Jay Shilstone
Interested in concrete quality control, mix design and architectural concrete
Interested in concrete quality control, mix design and architectural concrete
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Do you want to know what makes me cringe? Usually when I walk into a concrete producer’s facility I ask, “Who is in charge of quality control?” Sometime I get a glib answer, “Everyone is in charge of quality control.” When I hear this I want to grab the…
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I have just created a 14 question survey on the use of checklists to monitor quality aspects of the operational processes in a ready mix plant. Please take just a few minutes to fill it in. You can find it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QY9T3HD Results…
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One question I am frequently asked is, “What is the best way to name my concrete mix designs?” The simple answer is “the way that works best for you.” Unfortunately most people don’t find that to be a satisfying response. I have my own ideas about the…
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One question I get asked frequently is, “What is the best way to name my concrete mix designs?” While some people use sequential mix codes for new mix designs, most people think the mix code should describe the mix design in some fashion. Usually each…
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Here we are, only a week after my 3rd anniversary with my blog and I have another milestone to announce. My blog has just hit 50,000 pageviews. FYI, it took 22 months to get 20,000 views, but only 14 months to increase to 50,000. I owe it all to my…
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Hello, world! I begin this post the same way I began my first post, three years ago today. Who would have believed I would have lasted this long writing a blog. My father was always the one who enjoyed writing magazine articles, while I preferred to play…
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When I first started this blog almost 3 years ago I posted an article entitled “If I Ruled the Concrete Industry”. The article presented 5 changes that I felt needed to be made to the concrete industry. Responses that I received to my most recent post on…
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I have just updated the Table of Contents for my blog series "Concrete Mix Design: Art and Science". If you want to read the entire series, this is the best starting place. http://wp.me/p2i3sG-8j
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Just finished teaching Concrete QC to a Texas State University Concrete Industry Management class (with the new ACI logo).
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