EPA Water Infrastructure loan inquiries swell

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA received 62 letters of interest from a wide range of prospective borrowers in response to the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s 2018 Notice of Funding Availability. The agency is evaluating proposed projects’ credit worthiness, engineering feasibility, and alignment with WIFIA statutory or regulatory criteria.

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Penthouse protection


Assisted by a technical arm of Switzerland’s Holcim Ltd., researchers deployed digital design and placement methods for an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof prototype at the ETH Zürich Robotic Fabrication Lab. The late-2017 demonstration of sprayed concrete on cable-bound, fabric formwork ushers a commercial premier at NEST, a project on the Empa-Wawag campus in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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Terex Advance hits the road with Charger demonstrations

Premiering in a three-axle version at World of Concrete 2018, the Charger front discharge mixer was billed as Terex Advance’s first true city-class truck designed and built specifically for delivering concrete in urban areas. In advance of its fourth quarter production, Terex has promoted the Charger with demonstrations in the Southeastern market, including stops in Miami (Supermix) and Atlanta (Thomas Concrete), with plans to visit all major metro areas in the country.

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Rotary continuous mixer

The CM-16X4-SS model provides continuous, high-capacity mixing of bulk materials with or without liquid additions at low cost per volume of output. Powered by a half-horsepower motor, the mixer consists of a 16 in. diameter by 48 in. long cylindrical drum with fixed internal mixing flights that impart a back-flow mixing action free of dead spots. Uniform distribution of particles is typically attained in one to two minutes, equating to capacities of 85 to 42 cu. ft./hour.

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Command Alkon bundles TrackIt devices, service in subscription package

Command Alkon’s new TrackIt Turn-Key Service will replace hardware failures or repair warranty issues at no charge to the customer while also eliminating large, upfront capital expenditure. Rolled out earlier this summer, the service offers new ruggedized tablet options—Samsung Galaxy Tab Active II or Panasonic Tough Tab B2—with replaceable batteries and new, fully functional and reliable engine interface devices.

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