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ACI past presidents anchor 2017 webinar series

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute’s Presidents Series of webinars debuts February 7 with “ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec?” William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, will discuss the importance of specifications in realizing designer intentions for the concrete being placed and constructed.

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Summit Materials inks deals for Everist Materials, Razorback Concrete

Sources: Summit Materials Inc., Denver; CP staff

Summit Materials will broaden its Rocky Mountain and South Central region ready mixed concrete, aggregate and asphalt market footprint with the acquisition of Everist Materials LLC in Silverthorne, Colo., and Razorback Concrete Co. in West Memphis, Ark. Scheduled for closing before the end of February, the transactions enable Summit to expand its integrated, materials-based model in growing markets, notes CEO Tom Hill.

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Investor’s solid returns, track record prompt Rocla Tie sale to German rail specialist

Sources: Vossloh AG, Werdohl, Germany; Altus Capital Partners, Wilton, Conn.; CP staff

Less than a month after finalizing an agreement with Altus Capital Partners, Vossloh Group has closed on Denver-based Rocla Concrete Tie Inc., the leading producer of prestressed concrete railroad and turnout ties for Class I, commuter passenger, transit, and industrial lines.

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Clark Pacific design-build project attains premier Resiliency Council rating

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff

Architectural and structural precast producer Clark Pacific and the City of Roseville, Calif., have announced U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC) Platinum level accreditation for the Roseville City Hall Annex. The new 82,000-sq.-ft. structure incorporates the Precast Hybrid Moment Frame, engineered to be self-centering after seismic event exposure and limit design drift to under 1.25 percent, thereby reducing owner and occupant recovery time.

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NPCA, FHWA set precast pavement workshop for San Diego

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

NPCA and Federal Highway Administration Precast Pavement Implementation Team representatives have scheduled a February 2 workshop, “Precast Concrete Pavements: Understanding the Potential of the Technology for the Precast Community,” at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Bayside, San Diego. The 8 a.m.–noon program will examine the latest best practices in precast pavement technology, and suit producers active in panel fabrication or interested in learning about the technology. Registration is free of charge and can be completed through NPCA Technical Services Engineer Evan Gurley, [email protected]; 317/582-2329.

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