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Software expedites materials, underground structure takeoffs

The new Agtek Underground software combines intuitive data entry with flexible reporting to speed up takeoffs and track production of storm, sewer, water and other underground utilities. Underground applies trench and pipe specifications to compute bedding, cover, backfill, pipe displacement and trench spoil for each run of pipe. It likewise reports pipe and lateral lengths, plus counts of joints, valves and other fittings.

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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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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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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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