NRMCA’s Garbini, Northwestern’s Shah to address European Ready-Mixed Congress

Sources: European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization, Brussels; CP staff

Northwestern University Civil Engineering Professor and Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials founding director Surendra Shah will keynote the ERMCO Congress XVII, June 4-5, in Instabul, with “Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years.”

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Mack’s optimized lift axle, powertrain specs spell cement hauling fuel economy

Sources: Mack Trucks, Greensboro, N.C.; CP staff

Mack Trucks has unveiled a sensor technology, Load Logic, and 6×2 liftable pusher axle option for its Pinnacle highway tractor, citing the potential for fuel efficiency and driver productivity improvement in cement and other bulk material deliveries, where vehicles tend to haul out heavy and return empty.

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NCMA, ICPI call for Concrete Masonry Design Award entries

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

NCMA is accepting entries for the 2015 Concrete Masonry Design Awards of Excellence program through October 1. Cosponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, the award program showcases design and construction excellence using manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape products – concrete masonry units, manufactured stone veneer, articulating concrete block, segmental retaining wall units and interlocking concrete pavers – in residential, commercial and landscape applications.

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