ACI publishes groundbreaking code for GFRP structural concrete

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. American Concrete Institute Committee 440 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Reinforcement has published the first comprehensive building code covering the use of nonmetallic, glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars in structural concrete conditions. Developed by an ANSI-approved consensus process, ACI Code-440.11-22 addresses cast-in-place or precast structural systems and members, plus composite construction.  GFRP reinforcement has been in use…

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Cemex marks volume milestone for branded, lower-carbon concrete mix

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has delivered more than 1 million yd. of Vertua for public and private projects in California, where the lower carbon mix recently debuted as part of the producer’s Future in Action program. When measured on embodied carbon metrics, Vertua offers carbon dioxide emission reduction of at least 30 percent when compared to…

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Report tracks broad field of additive construction, 3D printing players

Sources: Wohlers Associates, Fort Collins, Colo.; CP staff ASTM International-aligned advisory Wohlers Associates has announced Specialty Report: Building an Additive Construction Future, covering a rapidly growing market segment fueled by additive manufacturing and 3D printing developments. “ASTM International sees additive construction as the next frontier,” notes Market Intelligence Head Terry Wohlers. “To gain a view of what is ahead, it…

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Colorado Barricade, Pavement Surface Control forge business model

Sources: Colorado Barricade Co., Denver; CP staff Colorado Barricade, a leading traffic control and road safety service provider in the Mountain Region, has merged with like-minded Pavement Surface Control Inc. (PSC), based in Kennewick, Wash. The combination spawns one of the largest road safety and infrastructure service providers in the Western U.S., with operations from the Rockies to the Cascades.…

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Lindsay Precast adds water, wastewater tank depth in Dutchland deal

Sources: Middle Ground Capital, Lexington, Ky.; CP staff Private equity operator MiddleGround Capital has acquired Dutchland Inc., Gap, Pa. precast concrete tank producer and installer. Dutchland offers a unique combination of engineering and process design, operations expertise, and control systems implementation to allow for the efficient execution of water and wastewater projects. The transaction was announced a year after a…

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Titan America fully converts Pennsuco, Roanoke plants to Type IL

Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff Titan America has become the first U.S. producer to fully switch its ASTM C150 Type I/II portland cement to ASTM C595 Type IL or portland-limestone cement. This lower carbon powder utilizes conventional clinker and gypsum, typically blended with up to 15 percent limestone at the grinding lines of Roanoke Cement in Virginia…

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Concrete Contractors appoint Executive Director Garnant successor

Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis The American Society of Concrete Contractors has named Gordon Hefner to replace Executive Director Bev Garnant, who led the organization for 20-plus years. He will administer all ASCC programs and oversee a staff of eight serving more than 700 contractor, design or engineering professional, manufacturer, supplier and distributor members in 12 countries. …

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MDU elevates Knife River NW Region chief, 29-year veteran Gray

Source: MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, N.D. The MDU Resources Board has named Brian Gray as president of construction materials subsidiary Knife River Corp., where 36-year veteran David Barney remains chief executive officer. With a Knife River tenure just shy of 30 years, Gray has headed the producer’s Northwest Region for a decade and overseen seven bolt-on acquisitions since 2018, most…

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Tahoe S&G compounds Outdoor Living Supply deal spree

Sources: Outdoor Living Supply, Rochester, Minn.; CP staff Outdoor Living Supply continues a 2022 flourish with the acquisition of California-based Tahoe Sand & Gravel. Steve and Roxanne Harding founded the South Lake Tahoe bulk material, hardscapes and masonry supply distributor in 1981 as a two-person, one-truck operation. Their commitment to providing “good friendly service” has netted long-term homeowner and contractor…

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Oldcastle APG adds Sterling Sand, Soil Mender operations

Sources: Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, Atlanta; CP staff Oldcastle APG has extended its outdoor living market footprint and production capabilities by acquiring the packaging operations of Sterling Sand LLC, West Columbia, S.C., and soil business of Soil Mender Products, Tulia, Texas.   With one North Carolina and three South Carolina facilities, Sterling Sand is a leading regional processor and distributor…

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