A museum with an ornate, lightweight concrete screening system on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea took top honors in the American Concrete Institute’s inaugural Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards competition. Submitted by the ACI Paris Chapter, the MuCEM: Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille, France, is a classic monolithic design built around a perfect square.Read More
2015 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman Chris Pastorius reviews a productive year long on change
By Don Marsh
ARCHITECTURAL PRECASTER times Texas satellite with market flourish
By Don Marsh
Command Alkon took the opportunity at its 2015 Customer Training and Technology Conference to affirm commitment to legacy construction materials production, enterprise and dispatching platforms, as well as announce a resource shift to next generation information technology products—many offered under the pay-as-you-go, Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model.Read More
As it approaches a merger with Finland’s Konecranes, Terex Corp. has named John Garrison Jr. chief executive officer, president and director. He replaces Ron DeFeo, who is retiring after 23 years at the helm, but will serve as executive chairman through year’s end, and continue as a consultant through 2016.
The next staging of the world’s largest trade fair, by space, and focal point of the global construction and mining equipment, and building material machinery business will see exhibits spread over 605,000 square meters—just under 7 million sq. ft.Read More