Source: Tilt-Up Design Systems LLC (TDS), Heathrow, Fla.
A new technology sponsorship enables Dayton Superior Corp. to provide tilt-up concrete practitioners running TDS Tilt-Werks software with project data—from material estimates to lifting and bracing requirements, all in real time—to streamline wall design and construction. “Projects developed using Tilt-Werks will have immediate access to our services, starting with preconstruction and continuing all the way to tilt-up lifting and bracing engineering,” says Dayton Superior Director of Engineering Rick Lindstrom.
Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff
“An Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials” will be held December 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville (Fla.) Riverfront, host venue of ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates standards development meetings.
Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff
With the tailwind of a home building rebound from low 2012 base levels, U.S. demand for landscaping products is projected to grow 6.9 percent per year through 2017, to $6.5 billion—a welcome projection for producers and suppliers who have seen a slow recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.
Source: World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT), Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.
The Executive Blockmakers Session, August 13-15 at the WCCT in Alpena, Mich., is tailored to those in upper management, but new to the concrete products industry and not involved in day-to-day plant operations.
Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
In line with its theme, “Innovation in Conservation: The Rise of Phoenix,” the ACI Fall 2013 Convention, October 20-24 at the Hyatt Regency & Phoenix Convention Center, will feature over 50 technical sessions and numerous committee meetings giving attendees the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Topics will include Emerging Technologies and What’s New in Curing Concrete; discussions on Innovation in Cooling Mass Concrete; and, an introduction of new trends in Design and Construction.