EZ Connect Master Link & Chain Shortener combines a master link with one or two chain shorteners for single-leg or double-leg configurations.Read More
Electric-powered Smart models have a radius of action 12 times the diameter of the poker heads rather than the standard 10, equipping them to work faster to remove air in fresh concrete. They are available with 1-7/8-in. and 2-3/16-in. poker heads. Their radii of action enables work in areas as large as 22 inches in diameter, which minimizes the number of dips. The pokers also operate with high centrifugal force and amplitude to provide as many as 12,000 vibrations per minute.Read More
After years of research and development on new packaging options for its RG+ Polymeric Sand, hardscape materials specialist Techniseal has opted for the latest European “Drypak” offering in conjunction with upgraded graphics and product labeling.Read More
Skako Concrete continues North American market integration of its Danish parent company’s seven-model Atlantis planetary mixer (AM) line. Premiering at last month’s Precast Show in Orlando, the 4-yd. 3750 joins five smaller models currently available—the AM 750 to 3000—to be followed by the 5-yd. 4500 later this year.
The Precast Show 2015 saw Voeller Mixers unveil the latest addition to its Planetary Mixer series: a 3-yd. model powered by a single, 125-hp motor. It joins 1-, 4- and 5-yd. models, each designed with a) motors at the base of the vessel to eliminate headroom requirements and suit hard to fit batch plant conditions; and b) v-belt drive transmission, a signature component of the manufacturer’s Cyclo Mixer pan models.
Concrete maturity can be determined by profiling temperature within the hardening. This benefits the project in both quality and speed of construction as adequate hydration can be determined and forms/shoring removed once target strength development is confirmed. The challenge is making sure that the temperature data is accurate and reliable, especially in the minds of engineers, quality control representatives and owner representatives who are responsible for finished slabs and structures.Read More
Professionals throughout the construction value chain perennially confront the question: What are the obstacles to incorporating productivity-advancing processes and innovations the manufacturing industry has employed for years? A building is usually a one-of-one custom made product. A lack of repetitive building designs makes productivity gains in production of structural and architectural elements economically impractical if not impossible—adding time, increasing costs and compounding errors with each and every project.
Following early deliveries to precast producers in its home base and other European countries, Finland’s Elematic Oy Ab is expanding availability of the E9-16-5a lifting beam to the North American market via Elematic Inc.
“Crushable” concrete for better protection against terrorists … improved designs for precast rockfall barriers … corrosion of precast concrete barrier connections … lightweight, high-performance, self-consolidating concrete for bulb-T beams. They’re all part of new research presented earlier this year during the 94th annual Transportation Research Board annual meeting, which drew 12,000-plus design, engineering and allied professionals to Washington, D.C.Read More
2015 American Concrete Pipe Association Chairman: Sherman-Dixie’s Michael Kusch
By Don Marsh