Messaging service programmer Zello ups driver-dispatcher dialog

The developer of a push-to-talk voice messaging service that enables communication and collaboration for workers, teams, and businesses has increased its construction materials fleet offerings. Through Dispatch Hub, Zello modernizes dispatcher-driver communications with push-to-talk technology, dispatcher workload sharing, call queuing, location tracking and message replay. The full release of Dispatch Hub, announced at World of Concrete 2021, follows program testing…

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Quartz 4K video, machine learning platform rewrites site activity log

Construction technology services provider Quartz Systems demonstrated the quality control and productivity-gauging potential of its new Concrete Deck Analysis program at World of Concrete 2021. The integrated hardware and software platform uses ultra-high resolution 4K video streams, machine learning, plus a web and mobile app to enable project principals to understand everything happening on a construction site. Users can see…

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Adjust-to-grade RimRiser makes fast work of manhole component leveling

Paving or public works crew-friendly device features unique, bolt-adjusted riser technology to ease the process of leveling cast iron manhole rings, inlet frames/grates and precast concrete tops. Offered through precast concrete producers, RimRiser solutions use a patented four-bolt system that allows a single crew member to precisely level the riser to the specified grade using a standard 5/8-in. nut driver. …

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Cemco leverages Cardinal Scale load cell, indicator technology

Cemco Inc. has built a presence in North America and overseas concrete markets through 46 years of mobile batch plant engineering and fabrication, augmented by precision weighing components yielding mix accuracy and quality. Underscoring the manufacturer’s capabilities are equipment deliveries to customers approved for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Aviation Administration and Nuclear Regulatory Commission projects, as well as…

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Zimmerman brings volumetric delivery cycle under one digital umbrella

Zimmerman Industries, a key player in volumetric mixer trucks, has teamed with Silicon Valley software developer LogiMove to launch a web portal and app-based solution for concrete delivery fleets. The LogiMove application helps manage orders, dispatching, mix designs, truck inspections, drivers, delivery notes, invoicing, and job site photo archiving. Initial set up is done through a web portal in a…

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Marcotte Systems weighs the future of centralized batching

As information technology and batch plant improvements continue to usher concrete producers to new efficiency thresholds, control panel and dispatch software provider Marcotte Systems challenges the industry to imagine a ready mixed operation in which robust, high-performance programs enable each workpiece to direct itself through the appropriate production stations. Further, a concrete plant that instructs various autonomous materials handling carriers…

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ACM AirFlow spacer stands between paver or block layers and damage

ACM Chemistries’ latest ColorScape offering for concrete paver and building or block wall units is measured by the cup and produced in shapes that spread without rolling or stacking. AirFlow Layer Spacer Beads prevent scratching and abrasive action across unit masonry layers, including ones where paver or block surface textures are up to 2 mm. The beads hold concrete masonry…

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Pumping contractor proves engineered cribbing’s mettle

AJ’s Concrete Pumping, a division of Sutherland Concrete in Vancouver, B.C., was looking for an engineered cribbing solution to add height when operating in unlevel or other demanding conditions, and one that would stand up to the company’s stringent safety standards. It found the answer in Dica ProStack Pyramid Lock Cribbing blocks, which provide 6 inches of height per stacked…

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PLACING EQUIPMENT

A survey of the latest offerings from mixer truck-mounted conveyors. ROTABELT  Manufacturer credits the quality components and strong industrial experience behind its namesake mixer truck-mounted conveyor series as key to ensuring producers “profitability, performance and reliability while delivering concrete on site.” RotaBELT models reach from 42 feet to 57 feet with standard, single telescopic, double telescopic, or the Rotating Chute—the…

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MATURING MONITORING SENSORS

A survey of wireless devices and software for tracking in-field concrete temperature and strength development COMMAND Center The COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity system is used to measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate in-place strength. COMMAND Center’s fully autonomous data collection option allows producers, builders, subcontractors, testing firms, owners or owner agencies, engineers, and architects to…

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