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Design awards mark Veneerstone's golden age

The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association honored 11 projects with gold MVMA Design Awards in June during the association’s annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The competition, in its second year, recognizes innovative and trend-setting applications of manufactured stone veneer in members’ projects. Walking away with five gold awards, Veneerstone led this year’s contest.

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ICF provides security to coastal residents

As hurricane season is once again ramping up, Turnstone Builders is constructing virtually hurricane-resistant homes in the Rehoboth Beach, Del. area. When Turnstone’s CFO David Eppes and Managing Director Harvey Ryan learned that insulated concrete forms (ICF) houses were nearly hurricane proof, they applied the building process to a three-story, 7,100-sq.-ft. house on Collins Avenue in Dewey Beach.

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A transverse placement method exhibits longevity

Five years into the Interstate Highway program, bridge contractors faced a number of limitations to place and finish decks: Equipment and industry practice confined them to paving only the distance between abutment and the first pier. Placement and finishing operations were longitudinal, yielding an uneven ride in finished decks stemming from post-pour transfer deflection.

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With Shelby Materials mix... Caldwell rounds out its largest silo

Late last year, Louisville-based Caldwell Tanks, Inc., completed its largest jumpform grain silo: A 160-ft.-tall, 90-ft.-diameter structure at Kokomo Grain Inc.’s Edinburgh, Ind., facility. The entire tank, from foundation start to silo wall completion, took about 110 days to complete, and crews were challenged by extreme summer heat and an early harvest.

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With Shelby Materials mix... Caldwell rounds out its largest silo

Late last year, Louisville-based Caldwell Tanks, Inc., completed its largest jumpform grain silo: A 160-ft.-tall, 90-ft.-diameter structure at Kokomo Grain Inc.’s Edinburgh, Ind., facility. The entire tank, from foundation start to silo wall completion, took about 110 days to complete, and crews were challenged by extreme summer heat and an early harvest.

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