Port engineers, ECOncrete test premier precast Coastlock installation

The Port of San Diego and ECOncrete Tech Ltd. have begun a three-year demonstration along Harbor Island to gauge interlocking Coastal Tide Pool Armor precast units’ structural and marine species-friendly aspects. The eight-sided, 7,200-lb. Coastalock units appear as two pyramids connected at their bases; round block outs on multiple planes create holes for lifting hardware and, ultimately, habitat passageways.

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California harbors premier ECOncrete precast Coastalock installation

Sources: ECOncrete Tech Ltd., Tel Aviv; Port of San Diego, California; CP staff The Port of San Diego and ECOncrete have begun a three-year demonstration along Harbor Island to gauge interlocking Coastal Tide Pool Armor precast units’ structural and marine species-friendly aspects. The 7,200-lb. Coastalock units appear as two pyramids connected at their bases, with approximately 5-ft. sides or edges.…

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Besser teams with ‘bio-enhanced concrete’ developer on production technology

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Through an agreement formalized last month, Besser Co. and Tel Aviv-based ECOncrete Tech Ltd. envision a commercial-scale production system in which proprietary additives and mix designs yield dry cast concrete whose porosity and chemistry foster plant growth. Research has demonstrated how concrete bearing ECOncrete’s mix technology can reduce the ecological footprint of urban and coastal infrastructure and mitigate climate change impacts.

 
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Besser teams with developer of ‘bio-enhanced concrete’ on production technology

Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.; CP staff

Besser and Tel Aviv-based ECOncrete Tech Ltd. aim to develop a high production dry cast system in which proprietary additives and mix designs yield bio-enhanced concrete products. Research has demonstrated that concrete bearing ECOncrete’s mix technology can reduce the ecological footprint of urban and coastal infrastructure and mitigate climate change impacts.

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