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Heavy/civil scheduling software

B2W Schedule, the latest addition to the B2W Platform, allows heavy/civil contractors to centralize scheduling and dispatching functions, move them online and achieve real-time collaboration to optimize resources. Users across workflows can view labor, material and equipment assignments on desktop or mobile devices and manage scheduling by initiating requests and fulfilling requirements with drag-and-drop functionality.

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Embedded device tracks concrete strength, temperature

Quadrel has extended its quality control and enterprise software platforms for concrete production with vOrb, billing it as an “Internet of Concrete” solution akin to Internet of Things devices. The slab- or structure-embedded sensor alerts users on real-time concrete strength, indicating appropriate point of formwork removal; floor slab humidity levels; mass concrete temperatures; and, cylinder maturity. With vOrb, Quadrel contends, owners can access project quality data, contractors can accelerate construction, and producers can upsell as a value-add for performance mixes. — Quadrel Inc., Pittsburgh, 888/833-5557; www.iquadrel.com., www.vOrb.io

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Clean Head distinguishes Somero S-22E successor

Manufacturer’s newest and most technologically advanced machine, the S-22EZ Laser Screed, builds on the S-22E with features improving floor quality, productivity and profitability. The new EZ Clean Head has a rolled profile on the auger support beam and pivots 90 degrees to make cleaning fast and easy. Additional S-22EZ enhancements include a uniform body profile, increased storage with LED lighting, LED work lights, illuminating fuse panel and oil sprayer mount. A hose reel accompanies the optional pressure washer, while head transport stands are now standard.

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App supports wireless concrete temperature, maturity monitoring

Pavement engineer Transtec Group has released a wireless option for the Command Center concrete temperature and maturity system. It equips builders, subcontractors, suppliers, testing firms, owners and owner agencies, engineers, and architects to measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate in-place strength with the Command Center for iOS app.

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Schwing extends new signature model, advances boom articulation

The S 65 SX is the Schwing America’s new flagship and longest boom model. Set for 2018 World of Concrete premier at the entry of the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall, it incorporates a five-section boom with uniform 5-in. diameter pipeline, plus the manufacturer’s Overhead Roll and Fold design. In addition to providing 210 ft. 8 in. of vertical and 197.5 in. of horizontal reach, all 65SXs come standard with the EASy one-sided outrigger system, minimizing pump footprint on crowded jobsites. The Super X telescopic front outrigger spread is balanced with rear slewing outriggers, which centers the hopper when set up in EASy configurations.

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