Investor bullish on precast pavement specialist Porous Technologies

Sources: Low Impact Development Technologies LLC, South Portland, Me.; CP staff 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…

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Recon licenses precast EV charging base foundation production

Sources: Recon, Minneapolis; CP staff 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 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…

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Astec observes 50th anniversary with captive Wall Street audience

To celebrate Astec Industries’ 50 years of designing and manufacturing heavy equipment used to build the infrastructure that connects the world, President and CEO Barry Ruffalo rang the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell for the August 9 trading session, noting “The company was founded with a steadfast focus on customer service, innovation, and quality. That unwavering commitment remains core to…

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Liebherr LCA study: Technology neutrality best emissions reduction course

In order to achieve the international objectives surrounding projected global warming trends through 2100, climate change observers contend, economies worldwide must reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions significantly in all sectors. Recognizing how emissions discipline applies to the construction industry, Germany’s Liebherr Group is working on new, efficient drive concepts for its concrete delivery and earthmoving equipment. The manufacturer enlisted…

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FHWA sketches transportation greenhouse gas emission reduction framework

The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened a public comment period for a Federal Highway Administration Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes more than $27 billion available for state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to meet a declining GHG emissions…

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Directory connects design-build providers and prospects

A new infrastructure investment era will have state, local and federal agencies from coast to coast looking for qualified design-build teams to deliver the most cost and time-efficient projects, according to the Design-Build Institute of America, Washington, D.C. Finding them will be as easy as a click of the mouse with the launch of DBIA’s Industry Match, billed as the…

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Mapei, Black Buffalo 3D “ink” R&D, production partnership

A recently formed strategic partnership between Nexcon 3D construction printer provider Black Buffalo 3D Corp. and admixture supplier Mapei Corp. has its first commercial product. The launch of Planitop 3D, a packaged, cement-based ink/mortar, times with a project spelling significant initial scale: Affordable-home builder Alquist 3D will use a Nexcon printer and Planitop 3D on a 200-unit community in Pulaski,…

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Mapei brands 3D printing ink in partnership with Black Buffalo

Sources: Black Buffalo 3D Corp., New York; CP staff A recently formed strategic research, development, and manufacturing partnership involving Nexcon 3D construction printer provider Black Buffalo and admixture supplier Mapei Corp. has released Planitop 3D, a packaged, cement-based ink/mortar. The launch times with a project spelling significant initial scale: Affordable-home builder Alquist 3D will use a Nexcon printer and Planitop…

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Principals transfer High Industries ownership to namesake foundation

Chairman Emeritus S. Dale High and family members have established a new ownership structure for their business, High Industries Inc., netting millions annually for community causes in Lancaster and other eastern Pennsylvania communities. Transfer of High Industries ownership to the High Foundation follows a fall 2021 commitment of $65 million to seed the High Foundation Fund at the Lancaster County…

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Quikrete assimilates Forterra Precast as sister Rinker Pipe brand

Atlanta-based Quikrete Holdings LLC acquired all outstanding Forterra Inc. shares late last month and established the Irving, Texas concrete pipe, drainage structure, structural precast and ductile iron pipe giant as a wholly owned subsidiary. The incoming assets significantly extend the drainage and short-span bridge market footprints of sister Quikrete businesses, Rinker Pipe and Contech Engineered Solutions; add precast, prestressed plants…

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