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Precast owns up to Cuomo Bridge joint venture’s expectations

The final span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened last month, linking New York and New Jersey over the Hudson River and succeeding the Tappan Zee Bridge. The New York State Thruway Authority, in partnership with the Fluor Corp.-led joint venture of Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) replaced the old steel trestle-style structure with a 3.1-mile, twin-span bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties. The cable-stayed main span is supported by eight 419-ft. towers, which stand at 5-degree angles and feature a sleek, chamfered design. The towers support 192 stay cables, embodying nearly 5,000 miles of steel strand.

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‘Tower of Voices’ provides everlasting memorial to Flight 93 victims

PennStress, a division of the MacInnis Group, LLC, provided more than 50 precast concrete segments for a 93-ft. tower located on the grounds of the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. Commemorated just days ahead of the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Tower of Voices is a musical instrument with 40 uniquely pitched chimes to represent the voices of each passenger and crew member who died aboard the hijacked United Airlines flight.

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NPCA presentation covers ASTM C1821 practice

The National Precast Concrete Association Manhole Product Committee has developed a PowerPoint presentation to educate specifiers about ASTM C1821 Standard Practice for Installation of Underground Circular Precast Concrete Manhole Structures, published last year.

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3-D printing commands ACI Committee status

The newly formed ACI Committee 564, 3-D Printing with Cementitious Materials will report on three-dimensional printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious materials, and develop publications on the technology’s applications, challenges and impacts.

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Investor acquires controlling Fabcon stake from Los Angeles peer

Solace Capital Partners has purchased a majority interest in Fabcon Holding Corp. from fellow Los Angeles investor Platinum Equity, which acquired the Minnesota-based precast/prestressed concrete wall panel producer in 2016 and maintains a minority stake.

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