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Pavement, materials specialist leads CSHub

BRF-Randolph-150An engineer who researches the environmental and economic implications of materials selection in the manufacture and lifespan of products, Randolph Kirchain has been named co-director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) alongside Civil Engineering Professor Franz-Joseph Ulm.

 

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Coreslab enables New Mexico state ultra-HPC girder research

With specimen production and handling assistance from Coreslab Structures in Albuquerque, a New Mexico State University graduate student team has conducted flexural tests on large-scale prestressed girders designed with steel fiber-reinforced, ultra high performance concrete mixes, to be followed by similar testing on full-scale beams. Under Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Brad Weldon, it aimed to a) advance the state’s bridge design procedures and extend current structures’ typical 50-year service life three-fold; and, b) obtain flexural behavior data to evaluate design procedures central to development of standardized codes. The initial specimens are the largest scale girders to date fabricated with the UHPC formulation, as previous tests had been limited to small rectangular beams.

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Vietnam veterans group salutes EP Henry

BRF-EPHENRY-150The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation honored Garden State hardscape market mainstay EP Henry at its annual fundraising gala, “A Night at the Museum–A Salute to Patriotism.” In May 2014, the Foundation unveiled the Huey Helicopter Plaza during the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day ceremony; the facility was constructed with pavers and wall units EP Henry supplied through its HeroScaping program.

 

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PRODUCERS - December 2014

BMC Enterprises Inc., the parent company of St. Louis ready mixed producer Breckenridge Material Co., has closed on an asset deal for four APAC-Missouri aggregate operations. The active Wright City Quarry and Defiance Quarry, plus two additional properties with future aggregate reserves, will operate under a new entity, BMC Stone, LLC.

 

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