ASTM Road and Paving committee releases expansion joint filler standard

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials’ D8139 – 17, Standard Specification for Semi-Rigid, Closed-Cell Polypropylene Foam, Preformed Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete Paving and Structural Construction will inform practitioners specifying or finishing roads, gutters, curbs, parking lots and residential flatwork. Developed by Subcommittee D04.34 on Preformed Joint Fillers, Sealers and Sealing Systems with an eye to department of transportation plus architectural/engineering users, the document spans products exhibiting suitable compressibility, recovery from compression, nonextruding and weather-resistant characteristics. — ASTM Customer Relations, 877/909-ASTM

Read More

InterCement taps Wall Street with Big Board listing of Argentina’s Loma Negra

Sources: Loma Negra Cia Industria Argentina SA, Buenos Aires; InterCement, Sao Paulo; CP staff

Argentina’s top cement producer raised nearly $1.1 billion in an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADS), trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LOMA. The early-November IPO saw the sale of 53,530,000 million ADS, priced at $19 each and representing five ordinary shares as traded on Bolsa y Mercados Argentinos S.A., Loma Negra’s home exchange.

Read More

Insulating concrete forms rise to U.S.-record height at New York site

Sources: ICF Panels, Scotia, N.Y.; CP staff

ICF Panels will supply panelized insulating concrete forms in up to 50-ft. lengths for 42 Broad, a 249-unit, Westchester County, N.Y., development. The 16-story luxury apartment project will set a new height record for ICF-built structures in the U.S., taking a page from Ontario practitioners’ recent experience with mid-rise structures of comparable design near Toronto.

Read More