Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff
Lehigh Cement has published the industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) utilizing the new North American Product Category Rule (PCR) for Portland, Blended, Masonry, Mortar, and Stucco Cements. The latter document enables Lehigh and fellow Portland Cement Association and Cement Association of Canada members to tailor EPD to sustainability and green building practitioners’ increasingly robust transparency standards.
Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff
Major architectural and structural precast producers Clark Pacific and Wells Concrete have entered a partnership to support nationwide availability of Infinite Facade, a prefabricated concrete panel and glazing solution the former company unveiled in 2019.
The TwinTier RB611T is reportedly the first battery powered tool in its class with the ability to tie #9 x #10 rebar. TwinTier technology’s special attributes include faster tying speed, which further increases productivity; reduced wire consumption, increasing cost savings; and, for end-users, a wire tie that is shorter in height, requiring less concrete to fully cover it.
A new non-destructive method of measuring concrete masonry compressive strength uses the acoustic impulse response of isolated unit specimens. Strike-it technology does not require bulky equipment or specialized facilities, and can be easily deployed in the field, according to British Columbia-based developer SoundQA Solutions.