February 18, 2014

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah

Sections

Spotlight
Martin Plaehn

Spotlight
Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

TechKnowledge
In the Lab

EntrepreneurEdge
Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Executive Living
Artful Inspiration

Features
A Breath of Fresh Air

Features
Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Focus
Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Players
Players

Article

Headwaters Incorporated Supplies Fly Ash for Record Concrete Pour

Press Release

February 18, 2014

South Jordan – Headwaters Incorporated supplied high-quality fly ash to achieve a 25 percent portland cement substitution rate for a Los Angeles construction project that set a new world record for largest continuous pour of concrete by volume.

Crews last weekend placed 21,200 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation of the Wilshire Grand building in downtown Los Angeles. A fleet of more than 200 trucks made 2,120 trips over 19 hours to place the concrete. At 1,100 feet in height, the Wilshire Grand building will become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River when it is completed in 2016.

Headwaters also supplied all of the fly ash used in the project that previously held the concrete record – the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

“It is always exciting to participate in landmark construction projects like the Wilshire Grand,” said Bill Gehrmann, president of Headwaters Resources. “California is one of the nation’s largest users of coal fly ash for projects that range from roads, bridges and dams to buildings both large and small.”

Fly ash makes concrete more durable by decreasing its permeability. Fly ash also helps mitigate the heat of cement hydration in large concrete structures like the Wilshire Grand foundation. Environmental benefits include conservation of energy, water and natural resources, as well as significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by displacing the manufacturing of cement.

The 1,800 tons of fly ash supplied to concrete producer California Portland Concrete for use in the Wilshire Grand foundation originated at power plants in Utah and Arizona. Headwaters operates a major distribution terminal in Pomona, California, to supply ash for Southern California projects.

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
2014 Fast 50 EventUtah Business Event
Aug 28, 2014
Utah Business magazine along with presenting sponsors Kirton McConkie, CBIZ, MHM, LLC and Newmark...
Community Events View All
The 3 Percent Road Show
Jul 31, 2014
The Mad Men era may be decades behind us, but not much has changed in the advertising industry as...
Day of Hope Car Show
Aug 2, 2014
3rd Annual fundraiser to benefit 1,600 child victims of crime helped by the award winning Childre...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel