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Leroy Caldwell Featured in “The Structural Engineer Newsletter”

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Leroy Caldwell, P.E. (22) has been with CMC Construction Services since July 2009 and recently had an article published in The Structural Engineer Newsletter. His article identified the challenges faced by tilt-up construction engineers and crews with newer “flag shaped” panels and how to successfully manage the process.

Leroy is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and was with Dayton Superior for 28 years before joining us. He is highly esteemed among his colleagues for his work ethic, knowledge, field experience, and his sense of humor.

We would like to congratulate Leroy on this accomplishment and thank his for all of his hard work. If you would like to read Leroy’s featured article click here.


2013 TCA Tilt-Up Convention

This year the Tilt-up Concrete Association Annual Convention took place in Sugar Land, Texas September 30th – October 2nd. Each year this event brings together contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, educators and developers from the tilt-up concrete construction industry.

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

The convention featured vendor displays, demonstrations and seminars. Demonstrations represented job site conditions where attendees could watch techniques and products in action while having any questions answered. The seminars featured top industry experts and allowed some attendees to receive training certifications.

CMC Construction Services was proud to be a participant and sponsor for this great event and look forward to next year’s convention in San Jose, California.

Giving Away CMC Construction Services Prize Packs!


Check out the contest going on right now on our Facebook page. We currently have some CMC Construction Services Prize packs that we would love to give away. All you have to do is head over to our Facebook Page and post a picture, quote, or story about why you love construction and the construction industry. The winners will be announced on October 11th, so good luck!

2013 TCA Convention

2013 TCA Convention

The TCA Annual Convention is THE premier gathering of the global tilt-up industry. This year’s event is packed with outstanding education that you are sure to find inspirational and incredibly valuable. The opportunities to improve your product are abundant at convention. Whether it is receiving feedback on a new adhesive, learning a new foundation detail, discovering efficient methods for troubleshooting cracks or saving money on rebar caps by ordering your steel with a hook, your work WILL improve as a direct result of your participation.

Hope to see you Monday!

Final Stretch of I-45N Construction

Montgomery County, Texas

Montgomery County, Texas

Just north of Conroe, TX; a lane widening project of I-45 is nearly finished. This project’s construction began in 2010 to help accommodate the growing population and traffic. The project consisted of expanding the highway from two to four lanes in each direction and rebuilding the frontage roads.

In partnership with Webber Construction; Dean Alley (51) and Blake Locke of ABT Drains (who also provided the engineering services) sold 776 LF of a specialized heavy duty trench drain for this project. Other products sold by CMC Construction Services for this project include 337,000 GTI Paving Chairs, 105,000 Tie-Bars, and 40,000 Gallons of Prime Eco Type 2 Cure.

Thank you to Dean Alley (51) for providing the images and ongoing project information.

Texas State Highway 19

Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville, Texas

In 2012, Smith & Company started work on a $14.36M highway construction project just outside of Huntsville, Texas. The complete project consists of four lane highway improvements on SH19, including exit and entrance ramps between IH-45 to Hwy 30. Pictured above are the columns that will be used to hold the road signage along the highway.

These columns were designed using job built ¾” plywood face, aluminum stiffeners, 20 mm tie rods with plate washers, flange nuts and channel collars.  They are braced with Shepler’s pipe braces each side. The columns are tapered, 26’ high with a 4’2” ID base and 2’9 ID top.  CMC Construction Services supplied the fabricated rebar, forms and chemicals including form release and Simpson anchoring epoxy.

We would like to say thank you Debra Samson (55) for providing the story and images for this project.

American Society of Concrete Contractors Video Shoot

American Society of Concrete Contractors

Houston, Texas

The American Society of Concrete Contractors was formed by and for concrete contractors and others who provide services and goods to the industry. It is a powerful organization of contractors who share the same goals – to improve their businesses and their roles as contractors.

Recently ASCC in partnership with Keystone Concrete filmed an instructional video that covers all the steps that go into proper concrete placing and finishing by ASCC standards. A riding trowel from our Houston South Rental Shop was provided for and was the main focus of video.

Thank you to Rollin McCleskey for the information and images.

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