U.S. Concrete's San Francisco Bay Area Operating Company Joins Google, BASF, DPR Construction, KPFF Consulting Engineers and MIT

U.S. Concrete's San Francisco Bay Area Operating Company Joins Google, BASF,
DPR Construction, KPFF Consulting Engineers and MIT to Discuss the Role of
Transparency and Material Ingredient Disclosure at the International Concrete
Sustainability Conference

Panel Takes a Closer Look at Google's Healthy Building Program, While
Exploring the Role of Concrete

EULESS, Texas, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Central Concrete Supply, Inc.,
a U.S. Concrete, Inc. (Nasdaq:USCR) company and the leader in delivering low
CO[2] concrete to the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced that it would be
joining representatives from Google, Inc., BASF, DPR Construction, KPFF
Consulting Engineers and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to discuss
Transparency and Material Ingredient Disclosure – What Google is Doing to Keep
its Buildings Healthy at the 2013 International Concrete Sustainability
Conference, to be held May 6-8 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Central Concrete
will also co-present a technical session on EPDs: An Inside Look at the Keys
to Successful Implementation and moderate a discussion on Life Cycle

Transparency and Material Ingredient Disclosure – What Google is Doing to Keep
its Buildings Healthy

Michael Fletcher, senior advisor for the BASF Center for Building Excellence,
will open the panel discussion on Transparency and Material Ingredient
Disclosure – What Google is Doing to Keep its Buildings Healthy. Recognizing
that many building owners are seeking ways to evaluate and compare the
environmental impact and contents of building materials, Fletcher will explore
the role of transparency and how it relates to 'precautionary' vs. 'risk'
schools of thought. Caspar Wagner, Google green team design and construction
lead, will then take a closer look at the Google Bay View Project and describe
how Google used these transparency principles when implementing the Google
Healthy Materials Program.

The Google case study will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists will
describe current trends in transparency and material disclosure, discuss how
to evaluate and respond to an owner's 'healthy building' requirements, and
share information on current and projected innovations in sustainable

In addition to Fletcher and Wagner, roundtable panelists include:

  *Jeff Davis, vice president and general manager, Central Concrete Supply, a
    U.S. Concrete Company
  *Ted van Der Linden, director of sustainability, DPR Construction
  *Blake Inouye, structural engineer and associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers
  *Franz-Josef Ulm, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EPDs: An Inside Look at the Keys to Successful Implementation

As today's building owners increasingly endeavor to build greener buildings,
members of the design team seek proven and verified product labels. This has
led to the recent development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) – a
standardized label designed to communicate the environmental impacts of a
product in a scientifically sound, streamlined and comparable way. At the
International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Chris Erickson, president
and CEO of Climate Earth, a provider of systems, data and services for
sustainable management, and Jeff Davis, vice president and general manager,
Central Concrete, will take an inside look at how Central Concrete became the
first ready-mix supplier in the U.S. to adopt and receive external
verification of its EPDs.

Life Cycle Assessment

Ryan Henkensiefken, business development engineer at Central Concrete, will
moderate a technical session on Life Cycle Assessment. The topics to be
addressed are: Comparative Analysis of the Life-Cycle Impact Assessment of
Cement Mortar Mixes Using the Green Concrete LCA Tool presented by Arpad
Horvath, University of California Berkeley; An Approach for Analyzing Cost and
Energy Performance Trade-offs in Residential Building Wall Systems presented
by Jeremy Gregory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and 10 Questions LCA
Can Answer about Concrete Buildings presented by Frances Yang, Arup.

Related Resource

Why Scalable Environmental Product Labeling is Key to a Sustainable Economy: A
Case Study on the Development of Central Concrete's EPDs. Produced by Climate
Earth. Read PDF »

About 2013 Concrete Sustainability Conference

The 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, sponsored by the
National Ready Mix Association (NRMCA), provides learning and networking
opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing
research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and

  *Dates: May 6-8, 2013
  *Location: Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, located in the San Francisco Bay
  *For more information visit:

About U.S. Concrete

U.S. Concrete, Inc. services the construction industry in several markets in
the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and
aggregate products. The Company has 101 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed
concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2012, these
plant facilities produced approximately 4.8 million cubic yards of ready-mixed
concrete and 3.3 million tons of aggregates. 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. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.

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management's belief, 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. The Company disclaims any obligation to update
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information includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding: the
stability of the business; encouraging nature of third quarter volume and
pricing increases; ready-mix backlog; ability to maintain our cost structure
and the improvements achieved during our restructuring and monitor fixed
costs; ability to maximize liquidity, manage variable costs, control capital
spending and monitor working capital usage; and the adequacy of current
liquidity. 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. Such statements are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among
other matters: general and regional economic conditions; the level of activity
in the construction industry; the ability of U.S. Concrete to complete
acquisitions and to effectively integrate the operations of acquired
companies; development of adequate management infrastructure; departure of key
personnel; access to labor; union disruption; competitive factors; government
regulations; exposure to environmental and other liabilities; the cyclical and
seasonal nature of U.S. Concrete's business; adverse weather conditions; the
availability and pricing of raw materials; the availability of refinancing
alternatives; and general risks related to the industry and markets in which
U.S. Concrete operates. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or
should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may
vary materially from those expected. These risks, as well as others, 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, 2012.

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         Marketing Communications, U.S. Concrete

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