ACI moves Concrete Convention from in-person to virtual format

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Engineers, contractors, educators, material or manufacturing representatives, plus other allied interests will assemble online from October 17-21, 2021 for the ACI Concrete Convention—the world’s gathering place for advancing construction. Originally scheduled as a hybrid event with virtual presentations accompanying in-person meetings in Atlanta, the program will now be fully online. 

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Contractor raises bar on acid resistant concrete structures

Structural fiber reinforced polymer-wise retrofit contractor Composite Construction LLC is targeting corrosion control at this month’s MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas with the unveiling of a concrete formulated to withstand exposure to highly acidic and other corrosive compounds, no coatings required.  ARC Acid Resistant Concrete is applied directly to an existing structure, giving it immediate protection in environments that are…

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Institute does project math in Concrete Solutions, Embodied Carbon Guides

Sources: RMI, Boulder, Colo.; CP staff Energy market-driven RMI has released Concrete Solutions Guide in tandem with the broader Reducing Embodied Carbon in Buildings, the former presenting specific opportunities for “a nearly ubiquitous material with a sizable climate impact” and expanding on the need to optimize mixes to reduce overall embodied carbon in buildings at little to no additional cost.

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Coretex program creates first ‘truck area network’ for mixer fleets

Coretex, developer of cloud-based visualization software to help heavy-duty truck fleets turn rich data into automated business intelligence, unveiled an integrated Internet of Things solution at World of Concrete 2021. CoreHub connects an in-vehicle IoT hub with self-installed wireless drum rotation, hydraulic temperature and water add meter sensors, plus cameras throughout a mixer truck. By collecting and presenting information about…

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White Cap closes on National Concrete Accessories Canada

Sources: White Cap Supply Holdings LLC, Atlanta; CP staff White Cap Supply Canada Inc. has acquired Alberta-based National Concrete Accessories (NCA) Canada Inc., assimilating it with existing Brafasco and Brock White Canada businesses. The transaction is the first of its kind since Atlanta parent White Cap was spun off from HD Supply in October 2020, then merged with Denver-based Construction…

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ACI sets agenda, virtual options for Atlanta-bound Concrete Convention

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will assemble at the ACI Concrete Convention in Atlanta, October 17-21, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide perspectives on the latest research and industry developments, along with the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours. Select programming will also…

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Gomaco premiers first battery-powered slipform curb machine

Concrete paving equipment leader Gomaco Corp. unveiled the first battery-powered slipform curb machine at World of Concrete 2021, staged last month in Las Vegas. The CC-1200e is equipped with a power dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. When measured against a conventional slipform curb model, the result is a paver with fewer vibrations plus zero engine noise and exhaust emissions.…

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Solid market conditions amplify Texas producers’ return to normal

Speakers at the 67th annual Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association meeting, staged last month in San Antonio, offered 450-plus attendees a sampling of production, economic and demographic data well worth the price of admission.

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