UBS Financial analyst, D-Day bunker researcher keynote NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

The 2011 ConcreteWorks conference and exposition (September 25–27, San Diego) will open with a look at how federal policy is hampering economic recovery, and close with a motivational presentation from an official who has led testing of World War II concrete bunkers at the allied forces’ D-Day landing site in Normandy, France.

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Northgate Ready Mix extends ‘green’ market with new plant, solar-powered quarry

Source: CP staff

About one year ago, Dean Soiland, the principal in Santa Rosa-based aggregates producer BoDean Company partnered with brother Troy to purchase the seven-year-old Northgate Ready Mix name and brand, and proceeded to use the still-struggling Northern California economy to its advantage by buying a new plant and 11 relatively new mixer trucks at reasonable prices.

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Adhesive anchor details, practice guidelines underpin new ACI 318-11

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The just-published ACI 318-11, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary” reflects extensive changes from the 2008 edition, including these key items:

  • Nominal strengths are defined for adhesive anchors in cracked and uncracked concrete, plus those subject to sustained loads. The Code provides criteria for overhead installation of adhesive anchors and requires installer certification in certain instances. Seismic requirements for anchoring to concrete have also been revised.
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