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Shotcrete solution in store

Cabela’s and the Rampart Range Metro District looked for an economical, yet visually pleasing retaining wall to wrap around the back of the outdoor sports retailer’s new Lone Tree, Colo., store. After reviewing renderings and onsite mock-ups, officials opted for a soil nail wall shoring system with a Columnar Basalt finish from Santa Ana, Calif.-based Boulderscape Inc.

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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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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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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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