Geneva Pipe lays groundwork for Perfect Pipe, Lined Manhole technology

Utah-based Geneva Pipe and Precast has begun producing and distributing reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and precast manhole systems finished with a corrosion resistant lining new to North America. Perfect Pipe and Perfect Lined Manhole have the potential to revolutionize municipal wastewater management, the producer notes, as they offer 100-plus years’ service life in most sanitary sewer environments.  Perfect Pipe RCP…

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Basalt rebar aces mechanical, physical property tests at Sherbrooke labs

Basanite Industries reports successful completion of testing to prove the concrete reinforcing potential of BasaFlex, a family of basalt fiber reinforced plastic bar products offering practitioners a lightweight, corrosion resistant alternative to conventional steel reinforcement.  Tests per ASTM D7957, Standard Specification for Solid Round Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, plus CSA S807 and FDOT 932-3, were performed…

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Contractor sees workplace returns spurring polished slab demand

Heightened consciousness about interior space cleanliness and maintenance has compelled slab finishing specialist NEx Systems to shift its focus to the craft of polished concrete. With clean floors topping a list of concerns for returning workplace occupants, the Stockton, Calif. contractor notes, smooth, non-porous surfaces will see a unique level of traction among facility owners.  NEx Systems will perform work…

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ACI summons best practices in global learning marathon

Production skills honed during a year of virtual conference, convention and education presentations have the American Concrete Institute poised for a first of its kind gathering: 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge, a free online learning program taking participants around the world with visits to experts from 12 ACI Chapters and 12 Partners.  “The Conference is a unique event that will…

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Campaign spotlights environmental, economic benefit of concrete pavement

Florida roads can lead 14 million state-licensed drivers to pristine white sand beaches, picturesque parks, and other natural destinations. However, most drivers are unaware of the lasting effect the surface of the road they are traveling has on Florida’s delicate ecosystem and economy. What if they knew that a road surface like concrete could lessen the number of pollutants that…

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Silicon Valley mid-rise stages Act II for rebar-free SpeedCore

After a convincing 2019 debut on Seattle’s 58-story Rainier Square Tower, the SpeedCore Concrete-Filled Composite Plate Shear Wall system is being used for the 200 Park project in downtown San Jose, Calif. Sunnyvale, Calif. general contractor Level 10 Construction LLC proposed the concept to developer Jay Paul Co. as a means of saving up to three months on the 19-story…

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Tall Buildings group awards Doka form-positioning technology

An interactive sensor-based tool enabling accurate formwork positioning for cast-in-place concrete structures has earned the Austrian parent company of Doka USA Ltd. recognition from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a Chicago-based organization serving professionals in high-rise design, construction and operation. DokaXact equips surveyors and crews to quickly and precisely plumb and align wall formwork used with…

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Afinitas unveils new structure, elevates Equipment & Automation Division’s Bühler

St. Louis-based Afinitas has aligned its concrete plant equipment, services and technologies platform into three, solution-focused business units defined by the customers and markets they serve. By grouping the HawkeyePedershaab, BFS, New Hampton Metal Fabrication, Spillman Co. and CAM Products brands, the new structure enables Afinitas to better address precast concrete producer needs with more sales, engineering, technology and customer…

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Master Builders, Command Alkon partnership starts at mixer drum

Master Builders Solutions has entered into an exclusive agreement with Command Alkon to be the sole third-party reseller of the COMMANDassurance in-transit concrete monitoring system for ready mixed producers in the U.S. and Canada. A drum-mounted probe at the core of system provides real-time slump, temperature and volume data for site-bound concrete. COMMANDassurance takes measurements from direct mixture contact versus…

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