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UHPC mixes inform water-wise sculptor’s vision for a high-end fixture

Indianapolis-based Brizo Kitchen & Bath Co. bills the single-handle Vettis Concrete faucet as a first of its kind fixture and “a feat of engineering and craftsmanship, innovative in both design and material … [blending] the finest quality of raw materials and an exquisite geometric form to create architectonic harmony.”

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Ozinga marks 90 years with ‘Acts of Kindness’

In celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary, Mokena, Ill.-headquartered Ozinga Bros., Inc. delivered “90 Acts of Kindness” throughout the Chicagoland area during the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s K9 for Cops kickoff.

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Penthouse protection

Assisted by a technical arm of Switzerland’s Holcim Ltd., researchers deployed digital design and placement methods for an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof prototype at the ETH Zürich Robotic Fabrication Lab. The late-2017 demonstration of sprayed concrete on cable-bound, fabric formwork ushers a commercial premier at NEST, a project on the Empa-Wawag campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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We’re gonna need a bigger slab

While the Cement Sisters and Game of Stones teams plied their trades at Solomon Colors Decorative Concrete Fair outdoor exhibits, Rachel Knigge Bruce took center stage in the indoor training area to execute a graphic recalling the star of a Steven Spielberg film synonymous with summer blockbuster.

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The edge of innovation

The leading edge of design will always be in the distance, a constant challenge most in the building industry find compelling. Designers want to innovate because their clients expect a wow factor in the finished product. Builders must make it happen, stretching to find subcontractors with the precise knowledge, skill, and equipment required to deliver the leading-edge innovation. For both designers and builders, keeping up with the curve is critical.

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