A large-scale, integrated protection system addressing New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding won Bronze in the 2015 Global Holcim Awards. The “Dryline” project is the vision of a consortium headed by Bjarke Ingels Group or BIG (Copenhagen/New York) and One Architecture (Amsterdam) in collaboration with the city.
A new type of dissipative wall anchor solves the issues of how to protect heritage buildings in some of the most earthquake-prone parts of the world. Cintec International’s dissipative anchor consists of a set of stainless steel plates to which four bolts apply pressure, creating friction to an adjustable degree. There are built-in stops to restrict the sliding motion, and connectors that link to Cintec’s standard anchor rods. The anchor allows a controlled and repairable drift for the walls, managing the amount of seismic energy fed into the structure and therefore minimizing damage to the building.
After years of research and development on new packaging options for its RG+ Polymeric Sand, hardscape materials specialist Techniseal has opted for the latest European “Drypak” offering in conjunction with upgraded graphics and product labeling.
Company engineers recently investigated published industry standards for shear values of threaded lift pins with socket when embedded in concrete of 3,500 psi or higher compressive strength.
A recent addition to the manufacturer’s Concrete Restoration Systems, the Elastocolor family features ready-to-use, water-based, 100-percent acrylic coatings for above-grade exterior/interior concrete and masonry. Elastocolor has launched with four products:Read More
Available as standard equipment, a new 5.6-in. wide LCD monitor informs Hyundai Forklift 9 Series operators of changing conditions, including speed, travel direction and battery discharge. An industry-exclusive truck inclination warning system monitors and indicates forward/backward and right/left degree of the forklift, and sounds an alarm when the driver is outside the degree of ISO safe driving regulations.
Cougar Concrete Form Vibrators utilize Class H windings and a rigid alloy frame to withstand maximum force output levels for longer sustained periods. The units’ external bolt patterns are compatible with conventional form brackets, creating a secure fit that allows the concrete to settle quickly for even distribution without air pockets.
Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement Co. operates seven plants across the U.S.; with nearly 9 million tons of annual production capacity, they are among the industry’s most efficient and best maintained. From its early days of supplying cement in simple hand-sewn sacks, Ash Grove has grown into an organization offering a full array of products designed for commercial, residential and industrial use.