3D printing-enabled research & development takes shape

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A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior Corp.’s headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, spans product showroom (below), chemical research (shown here at right) and engineering (facing page, bottom) laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; and, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:

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Crane Summit spotlights equipment safety

The fourth World Crane and Transport Summit, November 12-13 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will feature nearly 20 presentations from top industry figures, led by  Jim Wiethorn, principal engineer at Haag Engineering and U.S. crane and rigging industry veteran. He will outline findings of his firm’s recently released “Crane Accidents: A Study of Causes and Trends to Create a Safer Work Environment, 1983-2013.”

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ASTM Eyes Catch Basin Filters Standard

A proposed ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water initiatives.

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CIM Committee seeks 2015 auction donations

Aiming to eclipse a record $810,000 grossed earlier this year, organizers of the 10th annual auction benefitting Concrete Industry Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs are soliciting equipment, material, travel and sports entertainment package donations for silent, online and live bidding. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 4—World of Concrete 2015 day two.

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ORGANIZATIONS – October 2014

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting through month’s end entries for its 33rd Annual Concrete Design Awards, showcasing the best examples of cast-in-place concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). WRMCA, County Materials Corp. and the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI International are cosponsoring the awards program, with entries judged by a panel of educators and construction professionals.

 
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Bricklayers Union, flooring groups recognize Concrete Contractors’ slab quality guideline

Bricklayers Union, flooring groups recognize Concrete Contractors’ slab quality guideline

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, International Masonry Institute, and Tile Contractors Association of America have endorsed the American Society for Concrete Contractors Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances, joining supporters Flooring Contractors Association and National Wood Flooring Association.

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Heavy/civil elite message accident prevention

A who’s who of major transportation, environmental and marine contractors marked the inaugural U.S. Construction Industry Safety Week through on-site awareness and related measures aimed at thanking workforces for supporting safety and recognizing efforts to be injury free; stressing the importance of being committed to accident prevention every working minute; and, inspiring all companies to share best practices advancing the industry’s safety culture.

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