Over one million lightweight concrete block are being used to construct a new psychiatric hospital campus in Central Missouri. The concrete masonry units are being manufactured by Midwest Block and Brick and utilize Trinity Lightweight’s Riverlite® produced in Erwinville, Louisiana.
It’s one thing to read a pile of technical white papers about the performance, superior fire resistance, aesthetic properties, quality and productivity improvements possible with lightweight concrete masonry units (CMU) or concrete block. It’s another to hear it straight from the folks who are out in the field installing the product.
Crowds attending a game or event at Houston's NRG Stadium probably won't notice the 800-thousand lightweight concrete masonry units (CMU’s) in the walls. Each block making up the massive stadium contains rotary-kiln lightweight aggregates. In fact, lightweight is incorporated throughout the 1.9 million sq. ft. facility.