In the 60 years since Concrete Construction was first published, the concrete industry has made great strides in materials, equipment, construction techniques, and applications. And I would wager that the best is yet to come. For many applications, there is really no substitute for concrete.

To celebrate CC’s 60th anniversary, we asked prominent industry members to tell us why they are proud to be a part of this dynamic industry and what we have accomplished and why they are optimistic about the future of concrete (you can see a complete list of those people below). Some of the responses were obvious; others will surprise you.





1956

In March Bill Avery publishes pilot issue of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION; first official issue published in September.

1957

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION moves from Avery's house to a converted bungalow in Elmhurst, Ill.

1970

Dan Anderson begins as director of sponsorship.

1973

Bill Avery is asked to serve as executive director of ASCC.

1975

World of Concrete debuts in Houston.

1980

Avery receives the ACI Turner Medal for his years of service to ACI and the concrete industry. The magazine moves to Addison, Ill.

1981

Mar Hurd replaces Avery as editor.

1983

Avery is awarded honorary membership in ACI; Ward Malisch becomes editor.

1986

Avery retires and Anderson becomes president of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Publication Inc.

1988

Company name is changed to the Aberdeen Group, and MASONRY CONSTRUCTION is launched.

1990

The Aberdeen Group buys THE CONCRETE TRADER (now THE CONCRETE PRODUCER).

1993

CEO Forum launched by CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and ASCC.

1996

The Construction Supernetwork website is launched.

1998

The Aberdeen Group is sold to Hanley Wood.

1999

Avery dies in March; Anderson retires in July.

2001

Bill Palmer becomes editor; the first CC100 is published; CONCRETE and MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS debuts.

2004

RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE is launched; database created to track manufacturers and products for our industry.

2006

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION celebrates its 50th anniversary; World of Concrete Most Innovative Productss (MIP) Awards is started; CONCRETE SURFACES is launched.

2007

Hanley Wood's office moves to Chicago, Ill.

2009

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Industry Update weekly e-newsletter is launched.

2010

CONCRETE SURFACES' Concrete Polishing Awards program is launched.

2011

After a brief stint away, Bill Palmer returns as editor in chief of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and editorial director of Hanley Woods' Commercial Construction Group.

2013

CC100 is changed to America's Concrete Contractors.

2014

Hanley Wood Moves to its current home in Rosemont, Ill., just outside of Chicago.

2015

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, with THE CONCRETE PRODUCER and PUBLIC WORKS magazines, starts Triad Awards recognizing concrete infrastructure projects; Inform Exhibitions buys World of Concrete.

2016

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION turns 60; new, engaging, website is launched; Malisch receives Legacy Award at World of Concrete.