Patents recognize TopCure sheet’s pH-modifying, anti-skid results

Sources: Anchor Capital Partners, Southlake, Texas; Transhield Inc., Elkhart, Ind.; CP staff Transhield has been awarded two additional patents for its TopCure product, a moisture-retaining sheet rolled onto fresh concrete slabs or surfaces and recognized for imparting abrasion resistance. U.S. Patents 10,919,181 and 10,987,827 reflect continuous product improvement by Transhield’s Research & Development team, and join an initial utility patent…

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Ready mixed producers assist artificial intelligence-fed quality control

Sources: Giatec Scientific Inc., Ottawa; CP staff

Central Concrete Supply Co. of California, Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida and Stoneway Concrete of Seattle have provided mix data used to train an artificial intelligence program, Roxi, to detect possible errors in batch proportions and slab or structure maturity calibrations. 

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Data science streamlines concrete mix design, curing, QC evolution


Solidia Technologies has teamed with start-up Uncountable to build a data analysis platform expediting research & development and commercial application surrounding the former company’s low carbon cement and concrete. Using data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Uncountable’s web platform equips Solidia and its customers to improve production and finished elements or structures by trialing myriad concrete formulations without years of experimentation. It serves as a bridge between the company’s Piscataway, N.J. headquarters lab and optimization at customer facilities during pilot and commercial phases.

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Pacing LEED v4, Northfield Block issues industry’s premier Health Product Declaration

Sources: CP staff; CarbonCure Technologies Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

In a nod to customers aligning project specs with forthcoming U.S. Green Building Council certification guidelines, Oldcastle Architectural’s business serving Chicago and upper Midwest markets has announced a Health Product Declaration (HPD) for its Trendstone Sandstone ground face concrete masonry unit.

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Oldcastle Architectural’s Northfield Block injects CO2 into curing regimen

Source: CarbonCure Technologies Inc., Halifax, N.S.

The Oldcastle Architectural Products Group business serving the largest Midwest market will add a carbon dioxide-sequestering process to concrete masonry curing at its three-machine plant in Morris, Ill., located about 40 miles west of Chicago.

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