Maturity device measures Performance-Based Temperature Differential Limit

Toronto-based Brickeye, construction-wise IoT device and data analytics technology developer, has unveiled Performance-Based Temperature Differential Limit (PBTDL), the newest LumiCon Concrete Monitoring feature. Through real-time data and analytics on mass concrete projects, the PBTDL method provides contractors, engineers, and project owners an advanced temperature differential limit directly tied to the concrete’s strength. The approach enables an increased allowed temperature differential,…

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Pavement-minded Crafco acquires Poreshield intellectual property

Crafco Inc., Arizona-based packaged pavement preservation solutions provider, has acquired PoreShield, a patented, soy-based protectant that extends concrete service life. The agent was created through a research collaboration among Purdue University, the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and Indiana Department of Transportation, funded by soybean checkoff dollars. PoreShield’s key ingredient is soy methyl ester-polystyrene, or SME-PS. Derived from domestic soybeans, the…

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Premier battery powered crawler crane rises in Sunshine and Golden States

Florida’s largest private crane rental and rigging service company showcased the world’s first battery powered crawler crane at its corporate headquarters in Tampa. Sims Crane & Equipment Co. hosted the machine’s late-2023 U.S. debut in conjunction with engineer and manufacturer Liebherr. The unveiling followed the national anthem and a MacDill Air Force Base color guard presentation. Sims Crane and Liebherr…

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Eco Material outlines 18M-ton potential behind Georgia, N.D. ash harvests

Eco Material Technologies will add up to 600,000 tons to its annual concrete-grade fly ash shipments with construction of a facility for processing and beneficiating coal combustion material impounded at Georgia Power’s Plant Branch, a Putnam County, Ga. generating station the Atlanta-based utility retired in 2015. Using its ES EcoSystem Efficient Carbon Offloading (ECO) technology, South Jordan, Utah-based Eco Material…

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Buzzi Unicem and Ash Grove East executives lead PCA Board

Portland Cement Association members have elected Buzzi Unicem USA CEO Massimo Toso as board chairman and Ash Grove Cement East President Monica Manolas as vice chair, both for two-year terms. Toso succeeds Votorantim Cimentos North America CEO Filiberto Ruiz, who took the helm shortly after the October 2021 release of the PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality. A call to action…

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Cemex global mixer fleet paces carbon emissions reduction goals

The parent company of Cemex USA reports enterprise-wide deployment of 1,000-plus concrete mixer trucks running on lower carbon alternatives to conventional diesel fuel, including petro-free renewable diesel, compressed natural gas and battery electric power. Heavy-duty truck investments over the last two years have resulted in a carbon dioxide emissions reduction of approximately 5 percent from the Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.-owned…

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AWS data center concrete specs surpass 20,000 tCO2e savings

Amazon Web Services Director of Sustainability Chris Walker cites savings of 22,000-plus tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) in 2023 across 27 data center construction material schedules, owing to specification of lower carbon concrete and steel where possible. Coupled with the tCO2e metric, AWS continuously evaluates design criteria with an eye to streamlining material requirements “for everything from server racks…

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SRM Concrete banks R.W. Sidley assets, Cheboygan Cement and Tri-County Stone

Tennessee-based SRM Concrete wrapped up another banner year of growth in 2023 with a significant extension of its Ohio market footprint, acquiring one block and 11 ready mixed plants, plus two aggregate docks, from R.W. Sidley Inc., based in Painesville. Concurrently, SRM announced an Elyria Concrete Inc. asset deal netting a ready mixed plant in Castalia, Ohio. The transactions position…

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Peterbilt, Con-Tech dispatch big-ticket iron to CIM Auction

Peterbilt Motors Co. and Con-Tech Manufacturing are donating a 2024 Model 567-mounted Extreme Duty Mixer for the 2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction, scheduled per custom on World of Concrete day two. Starting with smaller ticket items and culminating in top equipment like the mixer truck, bidding is scheduled to kick off January 24 at 1 p.m. in Las Vegas Convention…

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Mack Trucks, Revolution Mixers continue their CIM Auction tradition

A 2024 Mack Granite Axle Forward model, equipped with MP-7 engine and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission and bearing a Revolution 11-yd. R83 Bridgemaster Mixer, will be among 2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction centerpieces. The January 24 event, scheduled per custom on day two of World of Concrete exhibits, will see silent and living bidding kick off at 11 a.m.…

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