Textured sealant

New latex sealant simulates concrete, allowing users to achieve more accurate color matching to common surfaces. The formula combines the extension recovery, elongation and durability needed to properly move and flex with heavy trafficked or exposed concrete while providing a long-lasting seal that is resistant to cracking. Its strong adhesion suits use on concrete, mortar, brick, metal, stone, stucco, grout and textured walls. While most latex sealants require a 24-hour dry time before painting, Textured Concrete is ready to paint in two hours.

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12K-17K lift trucks

A sit-down, counterbalanced, pneumatic tire lift truck for indoor and outdoor use, the H120FT has a 12,000-lb. capacity and is well suited to manufactured concrete loading and unloading. The model affords versatility and performance: Three engine configurations and a host of transmission options to customize each powertrain maximize productivity and fuel economy for specific applications while keeping maintenance costs low. Optimized step height, non-slip tread and adjustable steer column in an ergonomic compartment contribute to operator comfort throughout a shift.

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Polyethylene tie down

The DoNova PowerLash Textile Lashing Chain and Tie Down System is made of high-performance Dyneema fiber. The ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene material is 15 times stronger than steel by weight and, when made into chain, up to 85 percent lighter. The chain has extremely low moisture absorption, and is self-lubricating, highly resistant to corrosive chemicals, and 15 percent more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel. It is available with a working load limit up to 22,000 lbs., more than that of 1/2-in. steel chains and just under the 22,600-lb. limit of 5/8-in. steel chain.

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Concrete printing specialist to keynote Building Sciences conference

Sources: National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Building Sciences has replaced its planned Washington, D.C. conference this summer with Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition, billing the August 18-19 program as “a powerfully compact event, focusing on technology, workforce, resilience and Covid-19.”

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Cemex Ventures, Hilti open Construction Startup Competition

Sources: Hilti North America, Plano, Texas; CP staff

“You are the missing piece” is the theme of a worldwide competition for new entities or business plan proposals addressing five areas of construction value chain opportunity: Smart and sustainable cities and buildings; digital solutions for project and jobsite management; supply chain management; innovative materials or methods; and, optimization of productivity, efficiency and quality in daily project management.

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