Meadow Burke ‘connects’ with seismic resistance in structural precast

Source: Meadow Burke LLC, Tampa, Fla.

The DT Connector is the first product of its kind designed to reduce seismic activity-rooted damage in precast structures by improving the performance of chord connectors subject to seismic events. Meadow Burke unveiled the hardware at the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention in Nashville, noting that precast construction practitioners have always been challenged with limiting structural damage in large-scale buildings during seismic activity.

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16 PCI producers honored in 50th Awards of Excellence program

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

Twenty-four projects throughout North America were recognized in the 50th Annual PCI Design Awards Competition. The awards program includes best-in-class awards for both transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all-precast concrete. Eighteen buildings and six transportation projects were recognized in this year’s competition.

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Resilient concrete building focus of post-tornado Missouri community event

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

Joplin Concrete will lead a host of Missouri professionals in sponsoring “Ideas for a Stronger Joplin,” October 20, 2012, from 10 a.m–2 p.m., at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin. Walter Wulf, CEO of Joplin parent company Monarch Cement, will be master of ceremonies for the free event framed around the PCA theme “Think Harder. Concrete,” which emphasizes rebuilding a strong and sustainable community and will provide Joplin residents the chance to learn more about green and resilient building.

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