Manhole adjustment system


Company’s Manhole Shield removes installation guesswork from final adjustment while affording what product engineers contend are immediate cost-savings by simplifying the process for long-term durability, reliability and safety. The system incorporates concrete grade rings, underground mortar, masonry shim strips and an impermeable barrier, promoting proper installation and reducing routine maintenance. 

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Box girder beam cranes


A specialist in overhead bridge crane design, build, and installation, Innovated Industrial Services has expanded its production capabilities to include construction of box girders, well suited for use with long-span, high-capacity double girder overhead bridge cranes and runway beams commonly used in concrete products and other heavy industrial applications. The company also designs and builds single-girder, mono-box models.

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Concrete Batch Systems brings Pemat plant equipment to North America


Under a new partnership, Concrete Batch Systems represents Germany’s Pemat Mixing Technologies in the U.S. and Canada. The Maryland-based plant specialist will offer a full range of components and mixer models, including series equipped with the patented “whirler” technology Pemat unveiled earlier this year:

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apilion consummates Zublin machinery transition


Germany’s apilion machines+services has positioned the former Zublin MAB pipe cage machinery offering for a long-awaited market upswing on both sides of the Atlantic. “As a company we are well placed to take advantage of the global economic upturn and look to the future with confidence and optimism,” proclaims Managing Director Lothar Hartenbauer.

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3D printing-enabled research & development takes shape


A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior Corp.’s headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, spans product showroom (below), chemical research (shown here at right) and engineering (facing page, bottom) laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; and, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:

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Industry-Wide EPD for ready mixed premiers at 2014 Greenbuild

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

With the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo as a backdrop, NRMCA announced publication of environmental impacts for concrete to help members address the movement toward product transparency in the LEED v4 project rating system. The Industry-Wide (IW) Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Benchmark (Industry Average) Report span a wide range of mix designs from materials sourced across the country.

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Durability top of architects’ mind on green building product scale

Source: PPG Industries, Pittsburgh

A survey of 600-plus architects representing a cross-section of job titles, experience, firm sizes and geographic locations finds durability, environmental product declarations and independent product certifications the most important attributes for green building specifications.

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