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Concrete Fiber Solutions, Prairie Material ‘wired’ into mesh alternative

Concrete Fiber Solutions (CFS), along with Prairie Material and Goebel Forming, recently completed a massive flooring installation at the 110 N. Wacker project in Chicago, utilizing steel fiber reinforced concrete in place of traditional wire mesh. The high-rise features composite metal deck floors reinforced with 25 lbs./yd. of CFS 150-5 fibers in lightweight concrete mixes. The fiber substitution contributed to increased worker safety and floor-finishing efficiency.

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Sensors capture and relay maturity, temperature, formwork pressure data

Exact Technology leverages GPS signaling; slab- or structure-embedded probes, loggers and relays; plus, cloud-enabled data transfer to provide cast-in-place concrete practitioners data critical to timely, safe construction operations and tight quality control.

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Microsoft Azure platform anchors pavement contractor’s digital makeover

Cloud service, custom application, advanced analytics, and managed enterprise service implementation specialist Sparkhound has customized mobile applications to streamline concrete or asphalt pavement project planning and business support operations for Texas-based Pavecon. From foremen providing onsite updates through smartphones or iPads, to back-office staff processing payroll in a fraction of customary time, the contractor’s paperwork has been significantly reduced while decision-makers have gained business insights through new data analytics.

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Wirtgen machines accelerate reinforced pavement placement

Wirtgen Group is extending its concrete pavement offerings at World of Concrete 2020 with a WPS 62i placer/spreader global debut, and North American market AutoPilot 2.0 3D control system unveiling.

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Shell Lubricants formulates cold climate-ready Rotella T6

IThe new Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 0W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil suits advanced engine technologies for on- and off-road vehicles. Formulated with Triple Protection Plus technology, the API CK-4 service category product is designed to provide protection against wear, deposits and oil breakdown, and offers excellent pumpability at low operating temperatures. An exclusive low ash formulation helps protect the exhaust catalysts and particulate filters found on the latest low emission diesel vehicles. Shell Lubricants engineers especially note these T6 performance characteristics:

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