SOURCE: U.S. Concrete

U.S. Concrete

August 28, 2012 10:46 ET

U.S. Concrete Launches AIA Online Course on Moisture-Related Failures of Floor Coverings and Latest Prevention Method

EULESS, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) launched its first fully sponsored continuing education course for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. The online course, "New Rapid-Drying Concrete Addresses Floor Covering Failures, Preventing Moisture-Related Problems in Concrete Floors," promotes understanding of moisture-related failures of floor coverings and the latest prevention methods.

The course provides a comprehensive overview of health hazards, flooring damage, and other problems that can result from high levels of moisture in concrete floor slabs. In addition, the curriculum identifies current methods for mitigating high moisture levels in concrete slabs and describes a preemptive approach of using rapid-drying concrete mix to solve moisture problems.

Approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA-CES), successful completion of the course earns one hour of HSW (Health, Safety, and Welfare) learning unit requirements.

"Moisture-related problems with flooring materials and coatings are today one of the most common and costly of construction issues. The direct and indirect costs associated with these problems are estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the United States alone," said Wally Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, U.S. Concrete, Inc. "By offering tailored, approved educational programs, we want to provide the architecture and construction community with the tools they need to better serve their clients and deliver successful projects."

The credit course is hosted by Architectural Record Continuing Education Center at


With locations serving major construction markets in the United States (California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.), U.S. Concrete's operating companies have been able to effectively meet the challenges inherent in large-scale projects. The company has supplied concrete for high profile, green building projects such as the San Francisco Public Utilities Headquarters, San Francisco Academy of Sciences, and One World Trade Center.

The company has 95 fixed and 12 portable ready-mixed concrete plants, 2 precast concrete plants and 7 producing-aggregates facilities. During 2011, these plant facilities produced approximately 4 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete from continuing operations and 3 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, please visit:


This press release contains various forward-looking statements and information that are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. U.S. Concrete disclaims any obligation to update these statements and cautions you not to rely unduly on them. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to the effect of the Company's sale of the California pre-cast operations. Although U.S. Concrete believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the possibility that the anticipated benefits from such activities, events, developments or transactions cannot be fully realized, the possibility that costs or difficulties related thereto will be greater than expected and the possibility that the proposed transaction does not close, including, but not limited to, due to the failure to satisfy the closing conditions. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. Additional risks affecting U.S. Concrete are discussed in greater detail in U.S. Concrete's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; including U.S. Concrete's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, its Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2012, and its Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Contact Information

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    Wade Khalil
    U.S. Concrete, Inc.