Monthly Archives: September 2015

What to consider when pouring thick concrete raft slabs.

Thick concrete raft slabs generate enormous heat from the hydration of the cement. Slabs such as this will be getting up to 60-70 degrees internally and will take weeks to cool down. Consideration has to be given to using as low a cement content as possible. Use 56 days strengths or use a fly ash…

World Leading Concrete Flooring

In October in Rotorua at the NZ Concrete Industries Conference in Rotorua Tim Walker is presenting a paper on the concrete floor for the JPL Distribution Centre. We have included his full paper here. The JPL distribution centre in East Tamaki incorporates a 25,000 m2 post-tensioned ground floor, designed to facilitate the use of cutting edge…

Conslab Health and Safety

We were pleased to receive this glowing testimonial From Macrennie Commercial Construction recently regarding Conslab’s Health and Safety knowledge and procedures. H&S is of the utmost importance to our organisation and it’s fantastic to have this recognised by a long term partner.   “We have worked with Conslab for nearly 15 years, reviewing their Site Specific Safety…

Construction Workload – What the stats tell us.

How is your workload? This boom does not feel as crazy as 2007. Which is just as well as that’s when it all fell over. In fact it feels a bit patchy. This is borne out by the recent national Ready Mixed Concrete Statistics for the June quarter, up 5% over the March quarter, about…

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