Committee calls for Concrete Industry Management Auction donations

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff Organizers of the 2022 Concrete Industry Management Auction welcome plant or construction equipment, tool, material, service, travel packages and other candidates for silent and live bidding, January 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Proceeds will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support current degree programs at Middle Tennessee State…

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Cemex extends Sunshine State cementitious materials distribution

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland cement, slag cement and fly ash sourcing flexibility and distribution capacity in Florida, its largest market, with $8 million-plus in Ports of Pensacola and Palm Beach terminal investments. The producer has added barge unloading equipment to augment the former operation’s legacy rail load out and leverage its parent company’s…

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School’s In

Students at two schools recognized in the 2021 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Design Awards program will enjoy new recreation spaces thanks to advanced building practice. Smithfield Middle School (North Richland Hills, Texas) and Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) are home to the winning projects: a gymnasium addition that plays double duty as a storm shelter and a new recreation center, respectively.…

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Mixer Systems mobilizes Cor-Tuf UHPC mix production

Cor-Tuf UHPC, the exclusive licensed producer of namesake ultra-high performance concrete in North America and markets worldwide, is bringing its mix technology into daily heavy/civil practice. A mobile batch plant model developed with Mixer Systems Inc., the CT-25, enables producers and contractors to deliver agency-grade mixes to any jobsite under any conditions. “Our one-of-a-kind UHPC mobile batch plant brings us…

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Putzmeister machines modular mix placement system for precast

A global player in pumping equipment for cast-in-place concrete, Putzmeister has unveiled a modular placement system for precast production. A modified boom pump with sections, elbows and hoses contouring to casting beds, the Autocor is engineered to replace crane-mounted bucket and other traditional mix delivery methods and bring labor savings to architectural or structural precast plant managers contending with a…

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Structural carbon FRP fabric

The CSS-CUCF44F carbon FRP fabric—the heaviest code-listed grade—has joined company’s Composite Strengthening Systems for concrete or masonry structures. Upgraded with new, flat-weave fiber technology, the 44-oz. fabric now saturates as easily and quickly as lighter fabrics, significantly reducing installation time. Fiber-reinforced polymer systems, engineers note, are created by combining carbon fabrics with a polymer material and commonly used in concrete…

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Sensor Streams Temperature, Maturity Data

Construction-geared Internet of Things device developer has added LumiNode Plus concrete sensing solution to its LumiCon Smart Construction Platform. With low-power operation and USB battery recharging, the new wireless technology offers direct cloud connectivity, enabling instant streaming of concrete temperature and maturity data directly to the cloud without the need for network gateways, repeaters, or signal boosters. Such advancements reduce…

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Energy-wise coating

Company promotes the Climate Shield Façade product line for its potential to reduce energy consumption and net carbon dioxide emissions when applied to concrete surfaces. It enlisted Serex Labs, a Canadian government-approved center, to evaluate the coating according to ASTM D5261, Standard Test Method for Measuring Mass Per Unit Area; E96, Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials;…

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Access platforms

New line of anti-slip access platforms helps plant team members reach elevated process equipment safely, eliminating the need for ladders, scissor lifts and forklift cages. The modular system includes braced frames that can be bolted to the floor, 48-in. square deck sections, and stairways with elevations up to 96 in. Upper grab or mid-height rails bolted to stairway stringers and…

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Self-leveling boom lift

The 670SJ is engineered to automatically adapt to terrain on slopes up to 10 degrees in any direction, while driving with full functionality at a class-leading 67-ft. platform height. The technology is designed to adjust the boom lift’s chassis to the ground conditions, rather than having to adjust the ground conditions to the machine. This allows the 670SJ to navigate…

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