Tindall adopts Building Systems, Infrastructure Group structure

Sources: Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.; CP staff One of North America’s largest providers of architectural, structural and utility precast concrete solutions has been reorganized around two distinct businesses: Tindall Building Systems Group and Tindall Infrastructure Group, led respectively by Rob Smith and Joel Sheets, both senior vice president of Operations. Tindall Corp. management views the change in structure as fostering…

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Knight’s Cos. deepens Carolina footprint in Tekna, Sovereign Steel deal

Sources: Knight’s Companies, Summerville, S.C.; CP staff Knight’s Companies has strengthened its coastal Carolinas presence with the acquisition of Tekna Corp., a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-certified beam, slab and pile producer, and sister company Sovereign Steel, a concrete reinforcement fabricator, both of Charleston, S.C. The businesses bring diversification to the 13 ready mixed and three precast plants Knight’s Cos. operates from…

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The Private Equity Juggernaut Will Plow Forward in 2022

All we have to do is look at our retirement accounts to know that a rising tide floats all boats, and 2021 was no exception. U.S. stocks finished a third consecutive year of big gains, with major indexes nearing performance records in 2021. Even with the recent turbulence from the Omicron coronavirus variant, the S&P 500 saw a 27 percent…

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EPA backs research on carbon fiber alternative to steel rebar

Sources: IsoTruss Inc., Springville, Utah; CP staff A fiber-reinforced polymer specialist pursuing conventional steel rebar substitution has garnered a $100,000 Environmental Protection Agency Small Business Innovation Research Program award to support research and development of concrete foundations increasing telecommunication tower performance in the face of natural disaster exposure. Success in telecom structures stands to guide IsoTruss resin-bound, carbon fiber reinforcement…

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Carbon Control

National Ready Mixed Concrete Co. links leadership in low carbon mixes to business growth. Increases market presence with green building expertise, digital EPD technology, portland-limestone cement and a growing RNG-fueled fleet. BY DON MARSH Development of credible accounting methods for all carbon dioxide emissions attributable to fresh and finished concrete is a marathon whose course tracks the Raw Materials, Transport,…

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FMI research confirms sustained growth for design-build delivery

When they first looked at design-build utilization in 2018, researchers at North Carolina-based management consultant FMI confirmed what many in the industry knew first-hand: the project delivery method was beyond an “alternative process.” The firm’s new market analysis, forecasting 2021-2025 project activity and prepared for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), underscores the initial assessment and traces the contracting method’s…

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StressCrete spun pole harbors electric vehicle charging station

StressCrete Group of Burlington, Ontario has begun embedding a Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station, or VoltLock, in its centrifugally cast, prestressed concrete Alexander pole. The package provides a discrete and convenient means of powering EV batteries. Base cavities in the lighting structure conceal power supply equipment, affording station users and owners a safe, tamperproof solution. The Alexander profile…

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Taking the Pork Out of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

H.R.3684, all 1,372 pages using size 12 Robo font, is a whopper. Every dollar sign is followed by at least six zeros, and it’s pretty much hopeless to sum up the total to be spent. A billion spent here and a billion spent there, and pretty soon you have some real money! As of press time, the bill has yet…

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FMI research traces continued growth for design-build delivery

Source: Design-Build Institute of America, Washington, D.C. When they first looked at design-build utilization in 2018, researchers at North Carolina-based management consultant FMI confirmed what many in the industry knew first-hand: the project delivery was beyond an “alternative process.” The firm’s new market analysis, forecasting 2021-2025 project activity and prepared for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), underscores the initial…

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Buy America-compliant steel fibers suit UHPC mixes

CFS 300-Series carbon steel fibers are designed exclusively for use in ultra-high performance concrete applications, including transportation infrastructure. Fabricated in respective 13-, 19.5- and 25-mm lengths, the 0.3-mm diameter CFS 313-1, 319-1 and 325-1 Type I fibers meet the Federal Highway Administration Buy America requirements for federally funded projects.  Steel fibers control cracking by meeting micro cracks where they originate,…

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