Turbine blade recycling process yields concrete-grade fiber

Source: Travero, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa-based Regen Fiber has announced a patent-pending process to recycle wind turbine blades into concrete or mortar reinforcing fiber. The company’s namesake product increases the strength and durability of pavement, slabs on grade and precast elements. Regen Fiber also produces microfibers and additives from blade components for use in a range of composite, concrete, soil…

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Lafarge Canada harvests ash from retired TransAlta power station

Sources: Lafarge Canada (West), Calgary; CP staff Lafarge Canada and Geocycle, a Holcim Ltd. waste management services subsidiary, will apply the Ash-TEK Ponded Ash Beneficiation System to derive Class F fly ash from material landfilled at a coal-fired TransAlta Corp. power station west of Edmonton. The project stems from a $15 million Emissions Reduction Alberta grant secured in 2021. As…

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Concrete Excellence

The eighth annual American Concrete Institute Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards recognized one Canadian and four U.S. projects, among a field of 14 in seven categories.  The program was created to honor the visions of the most creative projects in the concrete industry, while providing a platform to recognize concrete innovation, technology and excellence across the globe. To be eligible…

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SGH Center earns top ISO accreditation for concrete testing procedures

The Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) Applied Science & Research Center has received ISO/IEC17025 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for key concrete testing methods. The accreditation (Certificate Number: 6551.01) entailed a stringent evaluation process with A2LA professionals observing and auditing the Waltham, Mass. facility in 2022. It affirms SGH’s commitment to quality and positions the construction…

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Infrastructure investor lifts precast pavement specialist Porous Technologies

Ember Infrastructure, a carbon- and resource-minded New York private equity firm, has announced a stake in Low Impact Development Technologies LLC, whose Porous Technologies LLC business has developed a modular precast concrete stormwater management product portfolio. Porous Technologies is best known for the Stormcrete pavement panel and Urban Raingarden concepts.  Stormwater Compliance LLC, an LID Technologies sister business co-located in…

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Recon licenses EV Blocks precast charging base foundation production

Minnesota precast concrete production technology licensor Recon plans to bring universal electric vehicle charging base foundations to North America through a partnership with U.K.-based EV Blocks Ltd. The arrangement anticipates a U.S. market upward of 1.5 million station installations by 2030, owing to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provisions.  EV Blocks precast foundations are currently sold across the United Kingdom,…

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Investor unites Colorado Barricade and Pavement Surface Control

Denver-based Colorado Barricade Co., 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. PSC President Matt McDaniel will…

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Oldcastle, Cemstone veteran pens definitive dispatch/customer service playbook

Success in a typical ready mixed concrete operation can turn on the performance of a small team with outsized influence on human capital and physical asset utilization, as well as customer loyalty and profitability. In Making It Happen – Achieving Excellence in RMC Transportation & Customer Service, Jack Delperdang seeks to fill a void in industry references for building an…

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ASTM advisory report samples field of 3D printing, additive construction

ASTM International-aligned advisory Wohlers Associates of Fort Collins, Colo. has released 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 is important to understand…

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Augmented reality app developer programs slab-scanning Flatness Check

Florida-based 3D digital solutions provider Faro Technologies Inc. has released its first augmented reality app for concrete. Flatness Check visualizes slab flatness and levelness to ensure pours are completed on schedule; quality of work is improved; and, expensive rework typical in high-rise residential and office concrete construction is eliminated.  The app integrates with Sphere, Faro’s cloud-based and Software as a…

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