Lafarge Canada adds volumetric delivery through Béton Mobile deal

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario; CP staff Lafarge Canada has acquired Béton Mobile du Québec (BMQ), citing the Montreal market operator as “Canada’s most innovative volumetric delivery concrete company.” With a payroll of 26, BMQ specializes in the innovative design and flexible dispatch of highly durable and tailor-made specialty concrete mixes. Former principal Stéphane Pelletier will continue to lead…

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ACI adds Construction Volume, Public Good, Workforce statements

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The American Concrete Institute has recently approved three new position statements, joining nine others on various topics supporting state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations, particularly those underpinning code development and adoption: 

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CR Minerals pozzolan supports GCC Type IP powder offering

Sources: CR Minerals Company LLC, Fort Worth, Texas; CP staff CR Minerals has entered an extended agreement to supply natural pozzolan as a source feed for an ASTM C595 Type IP cement, finished at the GCC Tijeras mill near Albuquerque, N.M. The GCC product has demonstrated capacity to mitigate against chemical attack on concrete, augmenting structures’ service life, and holds…

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ACI Foundation Council funds ICF wall, UHPC column research projects

Source: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.  The ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council selected eight research projects to receive grants this year, aiming to further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with American Concrete Institute Technical Committees. The projects, along with their principal investigators and endorsing committees are: 

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CarbonBuilt: NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize winner

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff The University of California, Los Angeles Samueli School of Engineering-minted CarbonBuilt team has been named one of two winners in the NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize competition, its $7.5 million award recognizing technology that reduces the carbon footprint of concrete production by more than 50 percent. The team of faculty members, project scientists, graduate students…

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CarbonCure Technologies: NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize winner

Sources: CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, Nova Scotia; CP staff CarbonCure Technologies is one of two finalists to prevail in the $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize competition, which took place in three rounds over 54 months and challenged participants to convert industrial carbon dioxide emissions into usable products. CarbonCure received $7.5 million for proving the CO2 capture and use potential of it process at…

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AGT Products expands concrete market reach through Rhino Products

Source: AGT Products Inc., Mississauga, Ontario AGT Products USA, a key player in building materials and top prefinished subfloor products distributor, has completed the full purchase of Ohio-based Rhino Carbon Fiber Products, which has a 20-year track record spanning innovative concrete strengthening and repair solutions for residential and commercial spaces. The acquisition sustains AGT’s growth strategy through expansion in the…

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Silicon Valley mid-rise marks second deployment for rebar-free SpeedCore

Sources: Level 10 Construction, Sunnyvale, Calif.; CP staff 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. Silicon Valley general contractor Level 10 proposed the concept to developer Jay Paul Co. as a means of saving up…

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Kopczynski leads American Concrete Institute officer slate

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected ACI president for 2021-22, succeeding Minneapolis attorney and (pre-AECOM) Ellerbe Associates veteran Jeffrey Coleman. A recognized expert in reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building design, Kopczynski has served on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees…

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Civil Engineering program offers 3D printing technology primer

Sources: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; CP staff The Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology presents concrete methods in “3D Printed Buildings Guide: Required Materials, Tips, and Resources” as part of a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree overview, posted here. The guide provides an overview of 3D-printed buildings; project scheduling and labor-saving advantages; challenges for adoption of the…

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