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bauma 2016 management tracks ramp up in concrete formwork offerings

42 baumai 150Concrete formwork engineers and manufacturers continue to orient their systems to construction speed and contractor profitability. Messe München, manager of the bauma 2016 trade fair, April 11-17 in Munich, cites examples of exhibitors’ new and upgraded forming equipment and technology: A new development from Peri, a formwork and scaffolding technology company based in Weissenhorn, Germany, is aimed at foreign markets with a colder climate. Peri combined its proven Maximo wall formwork system with optional, easy-to-mount heating modules. Heating ensures that concreting work can be carried out even at low temperatures since the hydration process is not inhibited. Another Peri innovation set for Munich is an automatic climbing system especially designed for high-rise building cores with medium to large dimensions. New hydraulic units supply the power to climbing hydraulic cylinders, which produce a hoisting capacity of 40 tons. Due to this high load-bearing capacity, large concrete placing booms can also be raised and supported during operation.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg management expands exhibitor education

40 CE 150The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has scheduled education meetings to help exhibitors prepare for a successful experience and improved results during ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2017, March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The sessions are set for March 2 in Las Vegas (Convention Center) and August 23 in Chicago (Loews Chicago O’Hare).

 

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ORGANIZATIONS - MARCH 2016

James Bogdan has joined National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, Sustainability Initiatives. Based in Pittsburgh, he will help position members to meet new requirements in such green building standards as LEED and Green Globes. Initiatives include product sustainability and transparency, supply chain sustainability, and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

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PRODUCERS - MARCH 2016

Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala., has elevated two senior vice presidents to new posts: Stan Bass, SVP West, overseeing Western and Mountain West Divisions, to chief growth officer, responsible for leading business development, commercial excellence, and strategic growth initiatives; and, Michael Mills, SVP & general counsel, to chief administrative officer, charged with executive oversight of non-financial, administrative functions. Also, Brock Lodge has been promoted from Western Division vice president and general manager to president, and Jerry Perkins, from assistant general counsel to general counsel, maintaining the corporate secretary post.

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