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  • Pumping Group Promotes Safety

    A new ACPA video, Insist on It, advocates contractors' use of certified concrete-pump operators. The group's certification program provides an independent
  • Independent Temperature, Humidity Controls Optimize Kiln Performance

    Now available in North America through a new Boonton, N.J., branch office of Stoke-on-Trent, England-based CDS Group, Envirocure temperature and humidity
  • Safety Certification Becomes Coreslab Structures Orlando

    Coreslab Structures, Inc. (Orlando) has earned a second three-year Safety & Health Achievement Program certification through the University of South Florida
  • Vast Molds 48 Composite Stone

    Eyeing larger projects for its Composite Paver, Vast Enterprises, LLC, developed a 4- 8-in. version and installation grid. Although Vast's first composite
  • Rapid Set Low-P Cement Gains Traction

    An October 2008 launch of CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.'s low-permeability powder Rapid Set Low-P Cement targeted three markets, i.e., Missouri, Virgina,
  • Cement-Taxing Clean Energy Act Faces Stratospheric Senate Climb

    Critics of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which passed the U.S. House and foreshadows steep future taxes on portland cement and other products of energy-intensive processing, guarantee a rough ride for the legislation in the Senate later this year
  • Clean Energy Act Nays Stack Up In Cement Plant-Tied Districts

    Party interests aside, Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) nay on American Clean Energy and Security Act likely reflects certain constituents’ sensitivity to a “national energy tax”
  • Ambitious $450 Billion Highway Bill May Hit Speed Bump

    At a June 18 Capitol Hill news conference, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure released their blueprint for the next surface transportation authorization bill
  • Engineers Trace Concrete Creep To Calcium Silicate Hydrate Shifting In Matrix

    Calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) granules’ tendency to rearrange into altered densities--some looser, others more tightly packed--leads to creep, the deformation concrete experiences under loading
  • Ncma, Icpi Explore Mutual Promotion, Member Support Strategies

    During a recent two-day session in Chicago, NCMA and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute representatives discussed how their groups could jointly promote paving stones and segmental retaining wall units, and support development of hardscape unit contractors/installers
  • Post-Rockwood Equipment Design Group Rebranded Rusticator Machinery

    In-line concrete masonry and hardscape unit surface treatment/distressing specialist Equipment Design Group is now operating as Rusticator Machinery, with Bradley Price at the helm
  • Senate DemsÌ Clean Water Act Expansion Fosters Sweeping Federal Power Grab

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved in a vote along party lines (12-7) the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787), empowering the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers with authority far beyond the original Clean Water Act
  • Cemstone Brings High-Reactivity Metakaolin Scm Into Mainstream Mix Design

    Under a new partnership with Calgary-based Whitemud Resources Inc., Cemstone has begun using WhitemudMK high-reactivity metakaolin (HRM) as a supplementary cementitious material in concrete mix designs for heavy/civil work
  • Pca: Will Epa Regs Foster ÀopecÌ Factor For Domestic Cement Consumers?

    A proposed hazardous air pollutant regulation for the cement industry undermines the balance between environmental protection and economic viability, potentially forcing U.S. concrete producers to turn to foreign powder sources, PCA noted at EPA hearings June 16-18 in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Arlington, Va.
  • Holcim Buys Cemex's Australian Operations At Fire-Sale Price

    Just shy of the two-year anniversary of Cemex’s $16 billion acquisition of Australia’s Rinker Group, the Mexican building materials giant has agreed to sell its entire Australian operations to Swiss-owned Holcim Group for about $1.64 billion
  • New Model Joins Kenworth's Mixer, Dump-Ready Truck Line

    Kenworth plans July production for the new mixer and dump-suited T470 truck, joining the company’s T800 and W900 workhorse models
  • Prairie, Rinker Veteran Glusac To Head Aggregate Industries

    Effective July 1, William Glusac will succeed Aggregate Industries President and CEO Nabil Bouris. Glusac joins the company with 25-plus years’ industry experience, including senior positions with Chicago-based Prairie Material Sales, (pre-Cemex) Rinker Materials Corp., and Vulcan Materials Co
  • Quikrete Bags Lafarge Quality Pavement Repair Division

    Atlanta-based packaged concrete giant Quikrete Cos. has closed on Lafarge North America’s Quality Pavement Repair business, including QPR and RoadShop-branded bagged and bulk asphalt products, plus companion tools
  • Life-Cycle Report Tracks ÀloadsÌ Of Interlocking Paver Value Versus Asphalt

    Interlocking concrete pavements have a 29-year life cycle and, in low or high volume traffic conditions, have long-term costs within 5–10 percent of asphalt alternatives
  • Sunbelt State Employment Figures Reflect Depths Of Construction Decline

    Construction employment fell in 276 of the nation’s largest 299 metro areas from April 2008 to April 2009, according to a government-data analysis by AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson
  • Epa, Meadowlands Stadium Developers Lay Green Groundwork

    Use of environmentally friendly concrete is one objective cited in a memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, principal owner of the $1.3 billion NFL venue rising in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • ÀgreenÌ Drywall Producer Seals First Ul Environment Validation

    Underwriters Laboratories subsidiary UL Environment Inc. (ULE) has validated environmental claims for new drywall product, EcoRock, from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Serious Materials
  • Paver Group Tailors Manual For Municipal Engineers

    Citing the critical nature of cities' infrastructure investment, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute offers the Distress Manual and Pavement Condition
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS During its 2009 Annual Meeting, Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. elected Ray Dillon to the board of directors. Filling the directorship vacated
  • Destiny Control

    Wooded, uneven terrain along Interstate 95 in Virginia provides an ideal home for a concrete landscape unit operator whose commitment to marketing in
  • Scale-Tron, Italy's Ocmer Announce Mixer Offerings

    Scale-Tron has announced the addition of RG Twin Shaft and SF Planetary mixers as part of an Ocmix product line from Ocmer, the Italian leader in batch
  • Txi Champions A Featherweight

    While concrete block masonry wall systems have proven their worth over decades of use, providing durability as well as sustainability, the PyroTherm Masonry
  • Hard Ball For Hard Wall

    The Texas Legislature was on track to close its 2009 session without action on three egregious bills that would have disrupted the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex portland cement supply
  • Mcneilus Dispatches First Commercial Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Mixer

    Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. company, recently announced immediate commercial availability of the first compressed
  • Baker, Cemex And U.S. Concrete Executives Named Cim Steering Committee Officers

    During its annual meeting at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, the Concrete Industry Management Program, National Steering Committee
  • Osha Rules On Horseplay

    A request for clarification was presented to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding a case of injury to a worker purposely caused
  • Equipment & Products

    PLASTICIZING, WATER-REPELLENT ADMIXTURES The RheoFIT 900 line of water-repellent plasticizing admixtures is specially formulated to improve production
  • Gfrc Panels Meet Goal Of World Cup Venue

    While national soccer teams have yet to qualify for FIFA Football World Cup 2010, Austrians already have gained renown at the event's headquarters, Soccer
  • Royal Concrete Concepts Casts Generational Bridge

    A precast wall and modular building system supplied by Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. (RCC) will perform the unlikely function of a bridge in Belle Glade,
  • Srw Software Ensures Deisgn Options, Stability

    With the latest version 8.6, Allan Block has upgraded its software package, AB Walls 2007, to simplify segmental retaining wall design while providing
  • Redland Brick Crafts Tuscan Pavers

    Tuscan Collection Genuine Clay Pavers are Redland Brick's first wood-molded, clay product series offered in 6-in.-square and 6- 9-in. sizes. According
  • Landscape Expo Showcases New Kirchner Offerings

    Kirchner Block & Brick staged its first Landscape Expo in St. Charles, Mo., earlier this year. While the main focus of the event was exposing Midwest
  • Specialty Precaster Promotes Bath Fixtures

    In addition to countertops and fireplace surrounds, Petaluma, Calif.-based Sonoma Cast Stone has crafted the EarthCrete bath tub line. The company cites
  • Mississippi River Quarry Yields Veneer Granite

    Northern Minnesota-based RealStone, LLC has introduced a new line of split-faced granite veneers to its line of building products. The split-faced veneers
  • Icri Releases Guide For Masonry Faade

    Technical Guideline No. 410.1-2008 Guide for the Evaluation of Masonry Faade Structures was published recently by the International Concrete Repair Institute
  • Precast Specialties, Derosa Curb Announce Partnership

    Precast Specialties Corp. (PSC), a manufacturer of architectural, roadway and custom precast products, announces a new partnering agreement with DeRosa
  • Blast Protection System Suits Masonry Retrofit

    Cintec America's Blastec is a blast protection system for existing masonry structures. Comprising a complete diagnostic design and installation service,
  • Roof Tile Certified For Hail Impact Protection

    Architectural Testing certification of concrete roof tile products has been recognized by the insurance industry, MonierLifetile announces, providing
  • Permeable Pavers: Major League Material

    Though rain may delay a Baltimore Orioles game, the picnic area surrounding Oriole Park at Camden Yards can accommodate play even during wet weather.
  • Stretch Wrappers

    ITW MULLER Designed to address specific needs of the block & paver industry, the new Octopus 303 BP stretch wrapping unit features the Tail Tucker, which
  • Strapping Equipment

    SAMUEL STRAPPING Company manufactures and supplies a range of steel and plastic strapping, hand tools, edge protection, stretch film equipment, and consumables.
  • Cut-To-Length Strap Dispenser

    Designed to increase strapping efficiency and safety level, Model 440 dispenser features solid state programming to accurately measure strap length; control
  • Four-Wheel Upgrade Drives Corrosion-Analysis Technology

    Proceq's Canin+ Corrosion Analyzing Instrument precisely locates areas of active corrosion--a chief culprit, when undetected, in reducing the life span of reinforced concrete structures--to effectively minimize corrective maintenance costs
  • Optimizing Paver Plant Safety

    Pursuant to a series of incidents in North America, safety authorities recently have conducted multiple on-site accident investigations at paver producing
  • Destiny Control

    Wooded, uneven terrain along Interstate 95 in Virginia provides an ideal home for a concrete landscape unit operator whose commitment to marketing in
  • Scale-Tron, Italy's Ocmer Announce Mixer Offerings

    Scale-Tron has announced the addition of RG Twin Shaft and SF Planetary mixers as part of an Ocmix product line from Ocmer, the Italian leader in batch
  • Gfrc Panels Meet Goal Of World Cup Venue

    While national soccer teams have yet to qualify for FIFA Football World Cup 2010, Austrians already have gained renown at the event's headquarters, Soccer
  • Royal Concrete Concepts Casts Generational Bridge

    A precast wall and modular building system supplied by Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. (RCC) will perform the unlikely function of a bridge in Belle Glade,
  • Paver Group Tailors Manual For Municipal Engineers

    Citing the critical nature of cities' infrastructure investment, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute offers the Distress Manual and Pavement Condition
  • Destiny Control

    Wooded, uneven terrain along Interstate 95 in Virginia provides an ideal home for a concrete landscape unit operator whose commitment to marketing in
  • Scale-Tron, Italy's Ocmer Announce Mixer Offerings

    Scale-Tron has announced the addition of RG Twin Shaft and SF Planetary mixers as part of an Ocmix product line from Ocmer, the Italian leader in batch
  • Txi Champions A Featherweight

    While concrete block masonry wall systems have proven their worth over decades of use, providing durability as well as sustainability, the PyroTherm Masonry
  • Hard Ball For Hard Wall

    The Texas Legislature was on track to close its 2009 session without action on three egregious bills that would have disrupted the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex portland cement supply
  • Osha Rules On Horseplay

    A request for clarification was presented to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding a case of injury to a worker purposely caused
  • Srw Software Ensures Deisgn Options, Stability

    With the latest version 8.6, Allan Block has upgraded its software package, AB Walls 2007, to simplify segmental retaining wall design while providing
  • Permeable Pavers: Major League Material

    Though rain may delay a Baltimore Orioles game, the picnic area surrounding Oriole Park at Camden Yards can accommodate play even during wet weather.
  • Optimizing Paver Plant Safety

    Pursuant to a series of incidents in North America, safety authorities recently have conducted multiple on-site accident investigations at paver producing
  • Scale-Tron, Italy's Ocmer Announce Mixer Offerings

    Scale-Tron has announced the addition of RG Twin Shaft and SF Planetary mixers as part of an Ocmix product line from Ocmer, the Italian leader in batch
  • Osha Rules On Horseplay

    A request for clarification was presented to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding a case of injury to a worker purposely caused
  • Mcneilus Dispatches First Commercial Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Mixer

    Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. company, recently announced immediate commercial availability of the first compressed
  • Mcneilus Dispatches First Commercial Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Mixer

    Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. company, recently announced immediate commercial availability of the first compressed
  • Scale-Tron, Italy's Ocmer Announce Mixer Offerings

    Scale-Tron has announced the addition of RG Twin Shaft and SF Planetary mixers as part of an Ocmix product line from Ocmer, the Italian leader in batch
  • Optimizing Paver Plant Safety

    Pursuant to a series of incidents in North America, safety authorities recently have conducted multiple on-site accident investigations at paver producing
  • Landscape Expo Showcases New Kirchner Offerings

    Kirchner Block & Brick staged its first Landscape Expo in St. Charles, Mo., earlier this year. While the main focus of the event was exposing Midwest
  • Specialty Precaster Promotes Bath Fixtures

    In addition to countertops and fireplace surrounds, Petaluma, Calif.-based Sonoma Cast Stone has crafted the EarthCrete bath tub line. The company cites
  • Mississippi River Quarry Yields Veneer Granite

    Northern Minnesota-based RealStone, LLC has introduced a new line of split-faced granite veneers to its line of building products. The split-faced veneers
  • Icri Releases Guide For Masonry Faade

    Technical Guideline No. 410.1-2008 Guide for the Evaluation of Masonry Faade Structures was published recently by the International Concrete Repair Institute
  • Precast Specialties, Derosa Curb Announce Partnership

    Precast Specialties Corp. (PSC), a manufacturer of architectural, roadway and custom precast products, announces a new partnering agreement with DeRosa
  • Blast Protection System Suits Masonry Retrofit

    Cintec America's Blastec is a blast protection system for existing masonry structures. Comprising a complete diagnostic design and installation service,
  • Roof Tile Certified For Hail Impact Protection

    Architectural Testing certification of concrete roof tile products has been recognized by the insurance industry, MonierLifetile announces, providing
  • Permeable Pavers: Major League Material

    Though rain may delay a Baltimore Orioles game, the picnic area surrounding Oriole Park at Camden Yards can accommodate play even during wet weather.
  • Stretch Wrappers

    ITW MULLER Designed to address specific needs of the block & paver industry, the new Octopus 303 BP stretch wrapping unit features the Tail Tucker, which
  • Strapping Equipment

    SAMUEL STRAPPING Company manufactures and supplies a range of steel and plastic strapping, hand tools, edge protection, stretch film equipment, and consumables.
  • Cut-To-Length Strap Dispenser

    Designed to increase strapping efficiency and safety level, Model 440 dispenser features solid state programming to accurately measure strap length; control
  • Four-Wheel Upgrade Drives Corrosion-Analysis Technology

    Proceq's Canin+ Corrosion Analyzing Instrument precisely locates areas of active corrosion--a chief culprit, when undetected, in reducing the life span of reinforced concrete structures--to effectively minimize corrective maintenance costs
  • Optimizing Paver Plant Safety

    Pursuant to a series of incidents in North America, safety authorities recently have conducted multiple on-site accident investigations at paver producing
  • Paver Group Tailors Manual For Municipal Engineers

    Citing the critical nature of cities' infrastructure investment, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute offers the Distress Manual and Pavement Condition
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS During its 2009 Annual Meeting, Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. elected Ray Dillon to the board of directors. Filling the directorship vacated
  • Destiny Control

    Wooded, uneven terrain along Interstate 95 in Virginia provides an ideal home for a concrete landscape unit operator whose commitment to marketing in
  • Scale-Tron, Italy's Ocmer Announce Mixer Offerings

    Scale-Tron has announced the addition of RG Twin Shaft and SF Planetary mixers as part of an Ocmix product line from Ocmer, the Italian leader in batch
  • Txi Champions A Featherweight

    While concrete block masonry wall systems have proven their worth over decades of use, providing durability as well as sustainability, the PyroTherm Masonry
  • Hard Ball For Hard Wall

    The Texas Legislature was on track to close its 2009 session without action on three egregious bills that would have disrupted the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex portland cement supply
  • Mcneilus Dispatches First Commercial Compressed Natural Gas-Powered Mixer

    Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. company, recently announced immediate commercial availability of the first compressed
  • Baker, Cemex And U.S. Concrete Executives Named Cim Steering Committee Officers

    During its annual meeting at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, the Concrete Industry Management Program, National Steering Committee
  • Osha Rules On Horseplay

    A request for clarification was presented to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding a case of injury to a worker purposely caused
  • Equipment & Products

    PLASTICIZING, WATER-REPELLENT ADMIXTURES The RheoFIT 900 line of water-repellent plasticizing admixtures is specially formulated to improve production
  • Gfrc Panels Meet Goal Of World Cup Venue

    While national soccer teams have yet to qualify for FIFA Football World Cup 2010, Austrians already have gained renown at the event's headquarters, Soccer
  • Royal Concrete Concepts Casts Generational Bridge

    A precast wall and modular building system supplied by Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. (RCC) will perform the unlikely function of a bridge in Belle Glade,
  • Srw Software Ensures Deisgn Options, Stability

    With the latest version 8.6, Allan Block has upgraded its software package, AB Walls 2007, to simplify segmental retaining wall design while providing
  • Redland Brick Crafts Tuscan Pavers

    Tuscan Collection Genuine Clay Pavers are Redland Brick's first wood-molded, clay product series offered in 6-in.-square and 6- 9-in. sizes. According
  • Oldcastle Chief Hill Resigns, Towe Named Successor

    CRH has announced the resignation, effective July 31, of its most seasoned senior manager this side of the Atlantic, Oldcastle Chief Executive Tom Hill. Replacing him will be Mark Towe, who in July 2006 succeeded him in the same capacity with Oldcastle Materials
  • Management Team Named For Realigned Hawkeye-Pedershaab

    A merger that leading manufactured-concrete equipment manufacturers Hawkeye Group, Pedershaab Concrete Technologies and companies affiliated with CTI Inc. announced earlier this year has spawned parent organization Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW), headed by Richard Shoemaker, president and chief executive officer
  • Cat Eyes Heavy-Duty Truck Model, Aligns With Navistar

    A Memorandum of Understanding announced in mid-June will see Caterpillar and Navistar pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities, including development of a North American severe-service construction model, and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms
  • Transit Mix Logs Premier Nrmca Green-Star Certification

    Transit Mix Concrete & Materials' Seven Points Plant in east Texas is the first operation to be certified under the Green-Star Program
  • Ncma Transitions From Hogan As Thomas Named Interim President

    Filling the vacancy in its lead staff position following the resignation of Mark Hogan, the NCMA board of directors has appointed Robert Thomas, vice president of engineering & research and 18-year association veteran, to fill the role of president in an interim capacity
  • Gop Senators Help Quell Climate Change Bill, Potential Cement Taxes

    Republican senators blocked passage on June 6 of a bill that would limit carbon dioxide emissions across the U.S. business and consumer economy, and likely spawn new taxes on myriad fossil fuel uses, including portland cement production
  • Safety Book Tracks Ppe, Equipment Specs

    Safety Equipment Standards Your Keys to Business Success is a new publication from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that examines
  • June Producers Information

    As part of its national expansion strategy, ProSpec, Bonsal American Inc.'s brand of professionally specified construction products, has added seven new
  • Lawmakers Contest Osha-Industry Alliances, Demand Stiffer Penalties

    An April 18 directive issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might interest producers who have elected to participate in OSHA's
  • Icpi Foundation Sets $5 Million Education Endowment Goal

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Foundation for Education & Research has launched a Foundation for the Future Endowment Campaign seeking to
  • Psc Offers Precast Roadway Products

    Precast Specialties Corp. (PSC) announces the availability of a wide range of precast concrete roadway products. Durable and economical, the producer
  • June Organizations Information

    Pacific Southwest Concrete Alliance (PSCA) has recognized 34-year construction industry veteran Brent Coulson with its first annual Promoter of the Year
  • Sure-Bet Pumping

    One of the nation's largest contractors working in what arguably has ranked among the world's fastest-paced high-rise construction markets Las Vegas cannot
  • Grubb Tumbling Technology Deepens Besser's Hardscape Equipment Line

    Besser Co. has closed on a deal for Grubb AMC of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The acquisition includes future product development projects and the Stone
  • Npca Awards Honor Leading Precasters

    All PSC roadway components are fabricated from air-entrained, superplasticized, 5,000-psi concrete, company officials report, using the latest mixing
  • June Manufacturers Information

    Safety Vision has hired Russell Austen as director of engineering to manage the company's in-house engineering department at its Houston headquarters
  • Portable Brick Production Providescure For Kabul

    In a country ravaged by conflict over several decades, the availability of affordable building materials may help spur redevelopment. Geo-Building Technologies,
  • Ecolite Offers Distributorships For Cellular Concrete Wall System

    Pursuing a national expansion strategy, Ecolite Concrete USA launched a distributorship model to deliver its rapid-erection, prefabricated cellular concrete
  • Pca Recognizes Industry Promoters, Distinguished Allies

    At its annual spring committee meeting in Chicago, Portland Cement Association (PCA) awarded eight industry professionals Promotion Progress Awards in
  • Inaugural Hardscape North America Project Award Winners

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute as well as cosponsors Brick Industry Association and National Concrete Masonry Association announce the first
  • June Equipment & Products Information

    CLEANING ACCESSORIES To help users identify appropriate implements for an application, the company has updated its water jet accessory catalog, as well
  • Aci Releases Masonry Structures Spec Guide, Mcp

    American Concrete Institute announces the release of two of its best-selling publications. The first 530-08: Building Code Requirements and Specification
  • Txi Expanded Shale & Clay Launches Online Resource

    TXIESC.com has been introduced by TXI Expanded Shale & Clay as an online resource highlighting expanded shale and clay (ES&C) lightweight aggregate through
  • New Version Of U.S National Cad Standard Now Available

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) recently unveiled
  • Fence Foundation Delivers For Dhl

    To maintain the security essential for shipping providers, plans for DHL's new 290,000-sq.-ft., Allentown, Pa., distribution facility called for 3,450
  • Retaining Wall System Stands The Test

    Streamlining construction and enabling developers to reclaim valuable real estate, Strata Systems notes, Sleeve-It is a code-compliant system for building
  • Precision Drive

    After running 100 million units over a seven-year period through a dual machine line, Tri-Cities Block Plant Manager Bryan Hoilman welcomed a new challenge:
  • Environmental Specialist Rebrands Nycon, Unveils Green Fiber

    After closing on Rhode Island synthetic concrete-reinforcing fiber manufacturer Nycon Inc., Pure Earth Inc. has effected a name change to New Nycon Inc.,
  • Building Information Modeling

    If popular trends often are viewed as a new wave, Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry can be considered an imminent tsunami.
  • Have Plant, Will Test

    Long the nucleus of technical support for block & paver interests, the National Concrete Masonry Association has taken a quantum leap in testing and engineering
  • Prime Time For Permeable Pavements

    Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and an intensifying movement have generated interest in permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP).
  • Masonry Shipments To Approach 16 Billion Units

    A new study from Cleveland market researcher Freedonia Group projects that demand for brick and block products will increase 2.2 percent annually to 15.9
  • Grubb Tumbling Technology Deepens Besser's Hardscape Equipment Line

    Besser Co. has closed on a deal for Grubb AMC of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The acquisition includes future product development projects and the Stone
  • Portable Brick Production Providescure For Kabul

    In a country ravaged by conflict over several decades, the availability of affordable building materials may help spur redevelopment. Geo-Building Technologies,
  • Aci Releases Masonry Structures Spec Guide, Mcp

    American Concrete Institute announces the release of two of its best-selling publications. The first 530-08: Building Code Requirements and Specification
  • Precision Drive

    After running 100 million units over a seven-year period through a dual machine line, Tri-Cities Block Plant Manager Bryan Hoilman welcomed a new challenge:
  • National Cement Gains Atlanta Marketintegration Through Walker Concrete

    National Cement Co. parent Vicat Group has acquired Walker Concrete and Walker Construction Products, Stockbridge, Ga., which serve primarily south-metro
  • Have Plant, Will Test

    Long the nucleus of technical support for block & paver interests, the National Concrete Masonry Association has taken a quantum leap in testing and engineering
  • Grubb Tumbling Technology Deepens Besser's Hardscape Equipment Line

    Besser Co. has closed on a deal for Grubb AMC of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The acquisition includes future product development projects and the Stone
  • Osha, Brick Producer Alliance Eyes Ergonomics Issues, Silica Exposure

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Brick Industry Association have a renewed an alliance through which representatives of both
  • Good Market News: 2008 Not Like 1991

    Negative building and construction numbers matching or surpassing decades-old market lows plagued the first half of 2008. The American Institute of Architects
  • Ncma Fosters Srw Contractor, Installer Member Categories

    The National Concrete Masonry Association has created a membership category for segmental retaining wall (SRW) contractors and installers, whose ranks
  • Have Plant, Will Test

    Long the nucleus of technical support for block & paver interests, the National Concrete Masonry Association has taken a quantum leap in testing and engineering
  • Environmental Specialist Rebrands Nycon, Unveils Green Fiber

    After closing on Rhode Island synthetic concrete-reinforcing fiber manufacturer Nycon Inc., Pure Earth Inc. has effected a name change to New Nycon Inc.,
  • Lafarge Enters Jamaica Jv

    Lafarge North America recently signed an agreement with Jamaica Pre-Mix Ltd. to create Jamaica Aggregates Ltd. Jamaica Pre-Mix will contribute its aggregate
  • Prime Time For Permeable Pavements

    Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and an intensifying movement have generated interest in permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP).
  • National Cement Gains Atlanta Marketintegration Through Walker Concrete

    National Cement Co. parent Vicat Group has acquired Walker Concrete and Walker Construction Products, Stockbridge, Ga., which serve primarily south-metro
  • Building Information Modeling

    If popular trends often are viewed as a new wave, Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry can be considered an imminent tsunami.
  • Surface Treatment

    BESSER The stone-aging machine (SAM) operates in line and keeps pace with the output of the highest-capacity machines, the manufacturer affirms. Paving
  • Yarbrough's Joins Knife River South Region

    MDU Resources Group has acquired Yarbrough's Dirt Pit, Inc. (dba Yarbrough's Material & Construction), which operates a ready mixed plant and 300,000-plus-tons/year
  • Csi Invites Comment On New Classification System

    The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has released for public comment the first draft of a revision to the 1998 version of UniFormat. Comments
  • Masonry Shipments To Approach 16 Billion Units

    A new study from Cleveland market researcher Freedonia Group projects that demand for brick and block products will increase 2.2 percent annually to 15.9
  • Concrete: Equipment & Products

    FOUNDATION REPAIR Manufacturer notes that its DynaPier system allows the strength and durability of piers to be placed directly underneath a footing,
  • Aem Pegs Equipment Depreciation Bonus In Fed's Economic Stimulus Package

    Beyond rebate checks for individual taxpayers, businesses will benefit from a key provision in the economic stimulus package that cleared Congress and
  • Safety Book Tracks Ppe, Equipment Specs

    Safety Equipment Standards Your Keys to Business Success is a new publication from the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) that examines
  • June Producers Information

    As part of its national expansion strategy, ProSpec, Bonsal American Inc.'s brand of professionally specified construction products, has added seven new
  • Lawmakers Contest Osha-Industry Alliances, Demand Stiffer Penalties

    An April 18 directive issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might interest producers who have elected to participate in OSHA's
  • Icpi Foundation Sets $5 Million Education Endowment Goal

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Foundation for Education & Research has launched a Foundation for the Future Endowment Campaign seeking to
  • Psc Offers Precast Roadway Products

    Precast Specialties Corp. (PSC) announces the availability of a wide range of precast concrete roadway products. Durable and economical, the producer
  • June Organizations Information

    Pacific Southwest Concrete Alliance (PSCA) has recognized 34-year construction industry veteran Brent Coulson with its first annual Promoter of the Year
  • Sure-Bet Pumping

    One of the nation's largest contractors working in what arguably has ranked among the world's fastest-paced high-rise construction markets Las Vegas cannot
  • Grubb Tumbling Technology Deepens Besser's Hardscape Equipment Line

    Besser Co. has closed on a deal for Grubb AMC of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The acquisition includes future product development projects and the Stone
  • Npca Awards Honor Leading Precasters

    All PSC roadway components are fabricated from air-entrained, superplasticized, 5,000-psi concrete, company officials report, using the latest mixing
  • June Manufacturers Information

    Safety Vision has hired Russell Austen as director of engineering to manage the company's in-house engineering department at its Houston headquarters
  • Portable Brick Production Providescure For Kabul

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  • June Equipment & Products Information

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    The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) recently unveiled
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  • Vocon Remarketing's Voc Program

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    Safety @ 360?SM Initiative Oshkosh introduces an advanced 3-part Side Roll Protection safety system on the S-Series? front discharge mixer. View video.
  • Safety @ 360?Sm Initiative

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  • Advanced Concrete Technologies

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  • Advanced Concrete Technologies

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    Recognizing three top award winners and 20 U.S. finalists among four categories, the Second Annual Cemex U.S. Building Awards program highlights green
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  • Ash-Based Aggregate

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    Having had a hand in building nearly a dozen concrete hardscape unit plants in the U.S. and Canada, Concrete Stone & Tile Corp.'s (CST) Bill Maguire knows
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    A family-owned business with third-, fourth-, and fifth-generation members not content to do things the way they've always been done, Nitterhouse Masonry
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    Having had a hand in building nearly a dozen concrete hardscape unit plants in the U.S. and Canada, Concrete Stone & Tile Corp.'s (CST) Bill Maguire knows
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    Reflecting and reinforcing the growing awareness of pervious concrete benefits, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognition as a best practice
  • Pervious Pavement Seminar Series Resumes

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  • Pca Releases Two Aar Titles

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  • Asce, Nrmca Team Up On Hpc Course

    The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association will offer a new seminar, Designing High Performance Structures,
  • Veri-Tek Delivers 50-Ton Boom Truck

    Having successfully completed field trials and customer acceptance tests this spring, Veri-Tek International, Corp. announced last month the first shipments
  • Graniterock Jury Delivers Teamsters Crushing Breach Of Contract Verdict

    After a seven-day trial and testimony from more than 30 witnesses, a federal jury last month found that Teamsters Local 287 in San Jose, Calif., violated
  • Dollars And Sense Of Full-Service Truck Leasing

    Located about 30 miles southeast of San Jose (from where it moved two years ago), Mission Concrete operates a modestly sized, advanced facility in Gilroy,
  • Act Opens Doors To New Headquarters, Training Center

    After 18 years of providing turnkey production packages from limited facilities in Portsmouth, Advanced Concrete Technologies has dedicated a new corporate
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    Staged at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, the 2007 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) will offer what event
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  • Jersey Shoring

    Having had a hand in building nearly a dozen concrete hardscape unit plants in the U.S. and Canada, Concrete Stone & Tile Corp.'s (CST) Bill Maguire knows
  • Firm Grip

    A family-owned business with third-, fourth-, and fifth-generation members not content to do things the way they've always been done, Nitterhouse Masonry
  • Basalite Equal To Big Box Retail Wrap To Pallet Specs

    Overseeing 15 stretch-wrapping lift tables for Tracy, Calif.-based Basalite Concrete Products LLC, Special Projects Manager Fritz Anthes was ready for
  • Tindall Tailors Urban Wal-Mart Store

    Accommodating Atlanta's first urban Wal-Mart, several other big-box retail stores, and plentiful parking on a nine-acre site was the primary challenge
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    A group of regional, primarily independent concrete block producers has banded together to form a national consortium, Concrete Products Group, LLC, to
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    After 18 years of providing turnkey production packages from limited facilities in Portsmouth, Advanced Concrete Technologies has dedicated a new corporate
  • Revised Osha Guide Aims To Prevent Amputations

    The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Employees from Amputations, a
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    Staged at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, the 2007 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) will offer what event
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    Reflecting and reinforcing the growing awareness of pervious concrete benefits, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognition as a best practice
  • Pervious Pavement Seminar Series Resumes

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, and Land Development Today magazine have scheduled a second round of Pervious
  • Nrmca States Pervious Pavement Case In Capitol Hill Testimony

    Testifying at a House Science & Technology Committee/Technology & Innovation Subcommittee hearing last month, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Veri-Tek Delivers 50-Ton Boom Truck

    Having successfully completed field trials and customer acceptance tests this spring, Veri-Tek International, Corp. announced last month the first shipments
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    In conjunction with research partner Siemens, McGraw-Hill Construction has released Greening of Corporate America SmartMarket, which concludes that most
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  • Market Scope: Lehigh Cement/Heidelberg + Hanson

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  • U.K Sweep

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    Hanson Structural Precast announced in late April the purchase of Cheyenne Concrete Co. and its Eagle Precast Co. and Alpine Crane & Rigging subsidiaries.
  • Cemex-Rinker Deadline

    Mexican building materials giant Cemex extended from May 18 to June 8, then June 22, the deadline of its best and final offer for Rinker Group, valued
  • Graniterock Jury Delivers Teamsters Crushing Breach Of Contract Verdict

    After a seven-day trial and testimony from more than 30 witnesses, a federal jury last month found that Teamsters Local 287 in San Jose, Calif., violated
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    Oldcastle Products' Dublin-based parent company CRH Plc recently exercised its option to buy out the remaining 50 percent stake in Florida's Paver Systems,
  • Pca Releases Two Aar Titles

    Developed by the Portland Cement Association's Durability Subcommittee, Guide Specification for Concrete Subject to Alkali-Silica Reactions [2007 edition,
  • Federal Agencies Harmonize Procurement Rule For Recycled Products In Construction

    In a Federal Register posting, the General Services Administration, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, and U.S. Department of Defense have
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    Hanson Pipe & Precast announces three promotions and one new appointment. In the Western region, based in Portland, Ore., Dustin Kruger was promoted to
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    The National Precast Concrete Association has named Ronald Fleming vice president of Marketing and Communication. In the newly established role, Fleming
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    L.B. Foster Co. Chairman Lee Foster II, CEO Stan Hasselbusch, and other executives presided over formal closing of May 7 trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
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  • Spancrete Truss System Opens Column Placement Options

    Waukesha, Wis.-based Spancrete Group, Inc., has introduced its ER Post Structural System, incorporating precast trusses to provide column-free spans and
  • Npca Achieves Fdot Training Approval

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    VStructural, LLC (VSL) was awarded a contract to furnish and install a bonded post-tensioning system for the $660 million Huey P. Long bridge-widening
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    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts is the first producer to provide single-family concrete modular homes that will earn the Fortified
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  • Psc Offers Standard, Custom Precast Roadway Products

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  • Btons Prfabriqus A Hit With Yankees

    Fans attending the home opener at New York's Yankee Stadium in March 2009 are not likely to recognize Qubec's role in building the new facility. Most
  • Asce, Nrmca Team Up On Hpc Course

    The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association will offer a new seminar, Designing High Performance Structures,
  • Jersey Shoring

    Having had a hand in building nearly a dozen concrete hardscape unit plants in the U.S. and Canada, Concrete Stone & Tile Corp.'s (CST) Bill Maguire knows
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    A family-owned business with third-, fourth-, and fifth-generation members not content to do things the way they've always been done, Nitterhouse Masonry
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    West Mifflin, Pa.-based Universal Aggregates designed, constructed and currently operates a 3,500-sq.-ft. plant at the Birchwood Power Facility in King
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  • Topping The Competition

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  • Sandwich Panels Suit Growing Appetite For Green Building

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  • Green Roofs Take Root In Pavers

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  • Winning Icf Design Abets Green Building

    The simplicity of ICF design belies the impact of its benefits. The system's basic components are few: a face shell of polystyrene foam, a core of reinforced
  • Leed, Icf Green-Building Resources

    More information on LEED and green building is available from a number of sources: The LEED Rating System can be downloaded at no cost from its website,
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    In a quest to build stronger, more energy-efficient and sustainable structures, Green Sandwich Technologies, North Hollywood, Calif., selected foam produced
  • Green Roofs Take Root In Pavers

    While Joseph Hagerman's research fellowship with New York-based Rafael Violy Architects aims to advance green roof technology, his work may serve as well
  • Icfs In The Leed

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  • Winning Icf Design Abets Green Building

    The simplicity of ICF design belies the impact of its benefits. The system's basic components are few: a face shell of polystyrene foam, a core of reinforced
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    More information on LEED and green building is available from a number of sources: The LEED Rating System can be downloaded at no cost from its website,
  • Sandwich Panels Suit Growing Appetite For Green Building

    In a quest to build stronger, more energy-efficient and sustainable structures, Green Sandwich Technologies, North Hollywood, Calif., selected foam produced
  • Group Responds To Gulf Coast Crisis, President's Plea

    After witnessing the destruction wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a group of San Antonio-area business people convened to form Omni Block Group,
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    With the introduction of the proprietary Omni Block, masonry stands to gain even greater traction in the field of building. Combining concrete's strength,
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    BLOCK HEIGHT MEASUREMENT For greater quality control, savings in scrapped product, reduced downtime, and plant safety, the manufacturer notes, its noncontact
  • Tilt-Up Concrete Sales Reach New Plateau

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  • All Star Deal Ups Silver State's Las Vegas Stake

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  • Nrmca Welcomes Contractor Members

    Acknowledging that contractors' promotion, advocacy, and codes & standards interests overlap with many areas of its producer-member programs, the National
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  • Iowa Crossing Marks First Step To Optimized Uhpc Bridges

    After five years of collaboration involving the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), Iowa State University/Bridge
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  • Silvi Group Adds Independence Assets

    Integrated concrete, aggregate and cement supplier Silvi Group, Fairless Hills, Pa., has added 20 trucks and related support equipment to its 130-front-discharge-mixer
  • U.S. Concrete Eyes Texas' Ingram, Redi-Mix; Closes On Kurtz, Pre-Cast

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  • Lafarge Na Tender Offer Completed

    Paris-based Lafarge Group consummated purchase of remaining Lafarge North America shares, representing a 46.8 percent stake and thus closing the books
  • Green Roofs Take Root In Pavers

    While Joseph Hagerman's research fellowship with New York-based Rafael Violy Architects aims to advance green roof technology, his work may serve as well
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    The American Concrete Pavement Association's newest technical publication, Design of Concrete Pavement for Streets and Roads, provides an overview of
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    Schaumburg, Ill.-based Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has named Robert Risser, Jr. president, responsible for the daily operations and directing
  • Producers

    Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn., has named Mark Keogh controller. Prior to joining Cemstone, Keogh was vice president of finance at John
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    The North Central Cement Council has named Jason Kruger pavement engineer for Minnesota. He is responsible for market development and promotion of concrete
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    Chuck Martz, president of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. in Lexington, Ky., has been named chairman of the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 exposition, scheduled
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    Command Alkon announces the addition of Jerry Johnston to its management team as corporate controller. A CPA, he brings 30-plus years' experience in finance
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    Although it exempts portland cement, the new Chrome VI (CrVI, known as hexavalent chrome, or simply chrome six) standard impacts operators who (1) cut
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    According to the president of two national safety companies, a career in safety offers long-term job security and satisfaction, as professionals will
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    A Fire Safe Construction Advisory Council (FSCAC) report concludes that a compartmentalized construction approach using concrete-based methods is competitive
  • World Of Hardscapes Set For Spring 2007 Debut

    The inaugural World of Hardscapes, produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association, will be March
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    The www.paversearch.com site has been officially launched to provide homeowners, do-it-yourselfers and industry professionals with free access to paver
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    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Kristine McIntosh director of education, responsible for coordinating student education efforts through
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    Continuing to expand the network of companies delivering CarbonCast precast technology, AltusGroup, Inc. has named Meadow Burke Products and A.L. Patterson
  • Icpi Finalizes Concrete Block Paving Conference Program

    Keynoting the 8th International Conference on Concrete Block Paving, Sustainable Paving for Our Future, in San Francisco, Nov. 6-8, will be Neil Weinstein,
  • Irrigation Specialist Acquires Barrier Systems

    Lindsay Manufacturing Co., Omaha, Neb., a maker of center pivot, lateral move, and hose reel irrigation systems, has formed a new wholly owned subsidiary
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    The Cement Association of Canada's 2006 Canadian Cement Industry Sustainability Report cites long-standing commitment to developing technologies and processes
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    Citing such factors as employer preference, industry practice, and efficiency of operations, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Iron Workers
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    A merger has been announced involving iSqFt, based in Cincinnati, and Denver-based Northstar Exchange Corp., also known as Construction Information Network
  • Oldcastle Modular Collars Correctional Contracts

    Saguaro Correctional Facility, Eloy, Ariz. To meet anticipated demand, Corrections Corp. of America's (CCA) newest six-building facility will add 1,896
  • Fast-Track School Expansion

    Seeking a rapid construction method providing structural integrity and long service life, Pennsylvania's Downington School District awarded Oldcastle
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    Orange County, Fla.-based Finfrock Design-Manufacture-Construct has contracted to provide design-build services for a 913-car garage for Highwoods Properties
  • Big Box Accounts

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    Five National Association for Women in Masonry members trade experts in the fields of masonry and exterior finishes instructed 300,000 attendees in masonry
  • Virginia Tech Professor Authors Concrete Design, Construction Book

    Mehdi Setareh, associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture + Design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and adjunct
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    Having devoted half a century to the design, manufacture and installation of post-tensioning systems and components, VStructural, LLC (VSL) celebrates
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    As part of its Celebrate the Interstate 50th Anniversary campaign, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will sponsor National
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