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On Time RM, Cherokee Bridge assets join U.S. Concrete’s N.Y., Texas platforms

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete has acquired the assets of On Time Ready Mix Inc., which serves mid- to high-rise commercial and residential building segments in Queens, N.Y. The deal strengthens a market recovery platform currently served by USC-Kings, LLC, allowing the producer to more effectively compete for non-union projects.

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New ASTM C09 guide gauges mix performance, material compatibility

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Subcommittee C09.48 on Performance of Cementitious Materials and Admixture Combinations’ working document, WK40615 Guide for Comparing Performance of Concrete Materials Using Mortar Mixtures, standardizes longstanding material-performance investigation protocol.

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Concrete pavement stakeholders power cloud-enabled design platform

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; Porland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

American Concrete Pavement Association, Portland Cement Association and the RMC Research & Education Foundation have teamed to create PavementDesigner.org, an online tool with features never before available to engineers and other stakeholders involved in vehicle-bearing concrete slabs.

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Shockey Precast deal moves Metromont market footprint north

Sources: Metromont Corp., Greenville, S.C.; CP staff

Metromont will build on its position as one of the premier precast/prestressed concrete operators in the Southeast and lower mid-Atlantic markets in a planned acquisition of Shockey Precast Group. Based in Winchester, Va., the latter specializes in parking structures, mission critical structures and wall enclosure systems for owners, developers and contractors throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and will operate under its legacy banner as a Metromont division.

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Construction IT specialist paints 2018 as “year of digital disruption”

Source: Triax Technologies Inc., Norwalk, Conn.

Thanks to a flourish of Internet of Things (IoT) and companion developments on deck this year, connected jobsite software and hardware provider Triax Technologies contends that construction is poised to shatter its reputation as one of least digitized among major business sectors.

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