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Besser equips Lowell Precast for monolithic Ts

The quality of T Pipes has risen to a new level and production has gotten a lot faster and easier at Lowell Precast in Lowell, Ind., when their 48- x 96-in. Besser Horizontal Pour T Form was put into service in this spring. Plant Owner and President Bill Austgen affirms the quality of the monolithically poured T forms as well as his customers’ positive reactions to them, along with the production time savings they represent.

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McCoy machines wet cast hardscape unit line

The Fast Cast Wet Cast Production System has been designed as a completely automated package, with equipment for de-stacking of mold carriers, stations for de-molding, mold cleaning, form release & color application, mold filling, vibration, quality control, unit stacking and curing. With cycle times now under 30 seconds and 5-ft.-square production boards, wet cast can be competitive with dry cast systems, according to Fast Cast developer McCoy Equipment.

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Anchoring System

The new Hilti HIT-HY 70 Adhesive Anchoring System works in all masonry base materials: grout-filled block, hollow brick and CMU; and multi-wythe brick walls. The improved formula and innovative composite sleeve design provide strong, reliable and easy-to-install fastenings. Additionally, it cures in 45 minutes at 70°F, providing quick installation times.

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Waterproofing Membrane

HRM 714 is a 100 percent solids blend of asphalts, synthetic rubber polymers, and filler formulated to provide toughness with flexibility and low moisture vapor permeance. It is ideal for horizontal and vertical applications for waterproofing bridges, parking lots, plazas, or promenade decks; tunnels; pedestrian concourse; and, other similar types of construction where a monolithic waterproofing membrane is desirable.

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Tilt-up specialist programs free panel estimating tool

Tilt-Up Design SystemSystems' free web-based Panel Reinforcing Estimating Tool works by simply entering the panel width, height, thickness, design wind speed/exposure and opening width for the project. An estimate of the reinforcing steel required will be provided measured in pounds per square-foot based on the gross panel area.

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