Maturity sensor specialist integrates artificial intelligence in concrete QC

Sources: Giatec Scientific Inc., Ottawa; CP staff

The proprietor of the wireless, slab-embedded SmartRock sensor is extending its temperature and maturity monitoring capabilities with Roxi, a platform applying artificial intelligence methods to concrete quality control. Giatec Scientific developed the platform in conjunction with Mila, a McGill University- and University of Montreal-hosted lab, and announced the effort at the 2019 bauma trade fair in Munich.

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Research probes public attitudes to green-building value proposition

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff 

U.S. Green Building Council research finds limited recognition among the general public on the significance of issues at the core of the green building community’s mission—sustainability, the environment, and energy efficient, occupant-friendly space—and their connection to resource conservation and climate change.  

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Delta Industries veteran Evans on deck to succeed CEO Robison

Source: Delta Industries, Jackson, Miss.

Delta Industries, with 30-plus ready mixed plants in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, has outlined a May 1 transition plan for retiring President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Robison, naming as his successor Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Evans, Jr.

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ACI names Poston president, Coleman and Kopczynski VPs

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI elected its 2019-2020 officer slate during the Concrete Convention and Exposition late last month in Quebec City: President, Randall Poston, senior principal with Austin-based Pivot Engineers; Senior Vice President, Jeffrey Coleman; and, Vice President, Cary Kopczynski, senior principal of Cary Kopczynski & Co., a structural engineer with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. 

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