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TRKR-Mobile E-Tool Meets New FMSCA Regulations

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CMPLYNC-1The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued new safety regulations for all truck drivers in the US, including ready mix drivers, which will be effective December 18, 2017 and will require documentation and reporting of compliance records by all drivers.  The new regulations will monitor the driver’s overall hours of service.

Surface Tech’s TRKR-MOBILE e-tool will not only meet all reporting requirements for the new FMCSA regulations, but also offers enhanced safety functions.

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ASMBL: Nothing Like Anything the Concrete Industry Has Seen Before

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concrete contractorGame-Changing.  Innovative.  Disruptive.  These are a few of the common reactions describing ASMBL.   ASMBL, a brand new concept for the concrete industry, bridges the gap between concrete contractors and engineers/designers by providing e-content to use for specifications for concrete mix designs offering unique performance characteristics and allow for the interface of contractor 3D software. BIM (Building Information Modeling) would be an example of where this e-content can reside and integrate.

Up until the Surface Tech platform, the concrete elements for a tool like BIM have been very basic. ASMBL allows users access to a database of concrete products, letting them understand a concrete’s performance characteristics, how to manipulate the product and how it will influence design. Users can also more accurately estimate cost of materials and labor.

“ASMBL is a win-win solution for both concrete contractors and the design community,” said Bryan Goerger, Vice President/GM of Surface Tech, Concrete Division.  “Through ASMBL, concrete contractors are able to provide specs on a variety of products and the customer can then easily implement the product choice through their own software.  It makes for a seamless transition that offers a customized approach.”

ASMBL offers many solutions including:

  • Concrete design families which bridge structural designs and construction documents
  • Concrete models which simplify and complement Takeoff, Layout and Asbuilting activities
  • Value-engineered design families which leverage the benefits of high performance concretes
  • Establishes a common platform for quantity take-offs, specifications and assumptions
  • Simplifies bidding and estimating process
  • Unmatched product and service offerings
  • Access to state-of-the-art e-content library of concrete product information, service offerings and best practices
  • Integrates with existing production & back-office software

Take a test drive of ASMBL today and see for yourself the innovative platform that is changing the concrete industry.  Contact us for a demo.

 

 

 

E-Platform Shines Bright at CONEXPO – CON/AGG

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CONAGGConstruction industry leaders from across the globe gathered at CONEXPO – CON/AGG in Las Vegas earlier this month, and were intrigued by Surface Tech’s cutting-edge E-Platform technology.

More than 125k attendees visited the convention and many expressed their excitement about the capabilities and relevancy of the revolutionary E-platform intended for the concrete industry.

“The demand is clear. Our E-platform tool kit fills a big gap in the concrete software space. Our cutting-edge technology enables online e-order transactions/tracking, has mobile-field documentation/safety/compliance built in, and is scalable and easy to adopt,” said Steve Santa Cruz, President, Surface Tech.

In meeting with experts in the construction industry at the event, representatives from Surface Tech gained insight on how the innovative E-platform can be applied in additional ways.  Surface Tech representatives also focused on integration and how the E-platform can enhance existing tools.

mobile app for concrete“Surface Tech has been looking for potential integration partners for the opportunity to create an even more robust and relevant tool for Ready Mix companies,” said Bryan Goerger, Vice President/GM of Surface Tech, Concrete Division.  “Our TRKR software is a game-changer and we know it will add great value where implemented.”

More information about Surface Tech’s innovative E-Platform technology can be found at //surface-tech.com/concrete_platform_2017/.

Attending CONEXPO – CON/AGG?

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Take an opportunity to Test Drive the Revolutionary New E-platform for the Concrete Industry

Concrete E-PlatformEvery three years, early March brings one of the largest gatherings in the construction industry to Las Vegas – the CONEXPO – CON/AGG Convention.  Surface Tech will be a part of this exciting event and attendees will have the opportunity to demo its revolutionary e-platform.

“The e-platform is more than your average order fulfillment software,” said Steve Santa Cruz, President, Surface Tech.  “Our platform helps improve margins, improves customer relations and streamlines processes right from the very start of a project and is designed to fit the unique needs of the concrete industry.  This is in addition to the numerous other benefits the e-platform offers such as documentation and safety compliance, logistics improvements and overall increased transparency.”
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Surface Tech Makes an Impact at World of Concrete

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concrete e-platform unveiling

WOC attendees were invited to the Surface Tech Suite at the Wynn Encore for the unveiling of the groundbreaking e-platform.

The glitz of Las Vegas set the stage for Surface Tech’s unveiling of its groundbreaking e-platform at the Wynn Encore Las Vegas during the World of Concrete trade show event.

Attendees at 2017 World of Concrete were invited to see first-hand the rollout of the e-platform tooklkit.

“Many likened it to Uber or Amazon for the concrete industry,” said Bryan Goerger, Vice President/General Manager of the Concrete Division. “The excitement for this tool and how it will reinvent the concrete industry was contagious.  I lost count of how many times we heard the word, ‘wow!’.”
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