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
Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff
Gathering in Washington D.C. for its fall convention, ACI officially released the completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, to be referenced in 2015 International Building Code.Read More
Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.
Newly published ASTM C1792, Test Method for Measurement of Mass Loss Versus Time for One-Dimensional Drying of Saturated Concretes will enable engineers and producers to characterize how hardened mixtures dry. “The information provided can be used to directly assess the drying rates of a given concrete mixture,” says ASTM member Dale Bentz, chemical engineer for the Materials and Structural Systems Division in the National Institute for Standards and Technology Engineering Laboratory. “[It] could be valuable for industrial flooring applications, for example, where a quick drying is often desirable.”Read More
The fourth World Crane and Transport Summit, November 12-13 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, will feature nearly 20 presentations from top industry figures, led by Jim Wiethorn, principal engineer at Haag Engineering and U.S. crane and rigging industry veteran. He will outline findings of his firm’s recently released “Crane Accidents: A Study of Causes and Trends to Create a Safer Work Environment, 1983-2013.”Read More