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.
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.
One of 24 models in the company’s high-performance, diesel forklift line, the 160D-7E suits concrete product handling. Built with a six-cylinder, turbo-charged Cummins QSB6.7 Tier III engine, rated at 162 hp, it provides optimum power, low noise and fuel efficiency.
With a robust ceramic coating, the 3- x 6-in. stainless steel Embed-A-Tag equips concrete products and structures with casting and fabrication traceability and identification requirements. Transferring accurate data and tracking pieces from the design stage to the pour to the assembly stage reduces errors and lost time.Read More
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:
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.
Kie-Con ushers California Wide-Flange Girder into mainstream specs
By Don Marsh
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:Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More