BARD, Geiger and Miles S&G principals acquire minority BCMI stake

Sources: BCMI Corp., Redmond, Wash.; CP staff A group of privately-held, family-owned concrete and construction materials producers has purchased shares of BCMI Corp., for a minority stake. New investors in the software developer, also known as the Bulk Construction Materials Initiative, include BARD Materials, Dyersville, Iowa; Geiger Ready Mix Co., Kansas City, Kan.; plus, Walt Miles and Lisa Kittilsby, principals…

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Forney, Command Alkon integration powers Titan Virginia’s QC

Sources: Forney LP, Pittsburgh; CP staff The ForneyVault integrated construction materials testing platform has recently added Command Alkon to an expanding list of software integration partners, enabling mutual customer Titan Virginia Ready-Mix, LLC to link compressive strength testing machines directly to the quality control process.

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sources: Sysdyne Technologies, Stamford, Conn.; CP staff Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to…

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Software, IoT devices complete ready mixed dispatch-plant-truck link

Sources: Complete Load Solutions, Chicago; CP staff

A Chicago-based technology developer aims to eliminate load-out errors and maximize ready mixed concrete plant production through a patent-backed program and Internet of Things device platform enabling full realization of communications links between ready mixed concrete dispatch software, batch software, and mixer trucks.

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NPCA seeks precast plants for Sustainability Program pilot

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

The NPCA Sustainability Committee plans to enlist 10 precast producers across North America to test software calculating three environmental impact factors tied to mix designs and plant operations: global warming potential, primary energy consumption and water use. The Excel-based program enables users to benchmark and track progress against baseline impact numbers.

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Bim, Erp Integration Key To Future Of Software For The Precast Industry


Two acronyms go well together, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and BIM (Building Information Modeling). But what is the relationship between BIM & ERP? Why is it important to understand both? And what possible interest could more software have to a precaster? BIM and ERP each represent one half of the whole software automation picture as it relates to precast concrete manufacturing. Integrated and taken together, BIM & ERP will provide precast producers the design, production control and financial management tools they need to fully take advantage of the coming revolution in building construction.

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Feds fund project to integrate carbon metrics in building material databases

Researchers at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, have been awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop measurement and assessment tools to be integrated with building material databases and architectural design software to provide real-time, “on-the-fly” carbon footprint metrics.

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