Six years ago, Meyer Najem began using Specification Products’ Element 5 (E5) concrete admixtures on construction projects. Specification Products is disrupting the concrete industry, providing a new and innovative approach to solving decades old concrete challenges.
As a construction veteran and concrete expert, Joe Shetterley, founder and President of Specification Products, always knew there had to be a better way to approach concrete. After years of experimenting and perfecting, he is now leading the way in proprietary, construction altering concrete products.
“I first noticed how E5 concrete had better control and less water evaporation. I finally figured out how water can be controlled in a concrete mixture. It was then that I realized a concrete finisher and an owner could both have a better sustainable product over time, a more consistent experience, and a more complete concrete matrix,” said Joe.
And that’s exactly what he did.
Specification Products’ concrete admixtures include E5 Internal Cure – a product that internally cures concrete and creates a stronger, more durable surface resistant to chemical and physical attack. Not only does E5 Internal Cure yield less curling, shrinking, and cracking, it also eliminates wet curing and topical curing compounds. With increased finishability and workability, Meyer Najem is able to gain immediate access for construction, saving up to seven days over wet cured concrete products.
Another concrete admixture Meyer Najem employs on projects is E5 Liquid Fly Ash, a highly reactive nano silica. This can be utilized with lower amounts of SCM such as fly ash or slag. In the event of shortages of these traditional SCMs Liquid Fly Ash can serve as a substitute. This product not only reduces the amount of cementitious material needed in the concrete mix by up to 15%, but it also reduces the environmental impact of the project while increasing strength.
All of Specification Products’ E5 admixtures are independently tested by university research teams and third-party labs.
“Specification Products is leading the way in the concrete industry. Meyer Najem is proud to provide services that continually serve clients even after our project is complete. E5 extends the life of concrete and saves money. Our clients who have had E5 used in their projects are seeing the long-term benefits,” said Tim Russell, Meyer Najem President.
Meyer Najem can reach our strengths quicker because of working with innovative products. To provide the most value, our team will always utilize best of class technology to provide a superior construction experience. This allows our clients to achieve their goals quicker without sacrificing budget.
We have incorporated Specification Product’s proprietary products into several Meyer Najem projects — Community Hospital North Cancer Center and Connector, Hub & Spoke, Chattanooga VA Outpatient Clinic, Brownsburg High School, and more.
Meyer Najem looks forward to continually working on finding the best, most innovative solutions for our clients.