DEX deal paves UHPC, terrazzo path for Gate Precast

Sources: Gate Precast Co., Jacksonville, Fla.; CP staff In a move that considerably expands offerings of both parties, Gate Precast has acquired the assets of DEX Industries, creating a newly branded division, “DEX by Gate,” that will operate within the latter’s Atlanta facility. Founded in 1999 by Craig Smith and interior designer Lauriel Leonard, DEX is one of the pioneers…

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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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InWhite Solutions series advances sustainability, UHPC practice

Lehigh White Cement Co. is helping to drive sustainable development and resilient design through the patented Futurecem binder technology of parent company, Cementir Holding, Italy. Sourced without the supply constraints, increasing scarcity and volatile pricing often accompanying outside industries’ byproducts, Futurecem represents a potential 50 percent carbon dioxide emissions reduction over conventional portland cement concrete without sacrificing performance. The technology…

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UHPC developer Kulish closes funding round, rebrands as Steelike

Steelike Inc., developer of a namesake ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) formerly operating as Kulish Design Co. LLC, has announced a $2 million seed investment. Funding from a Chicago group-led round will expedite research and development of mixes and production methods, while positioning staff to continue building contractor, engineer, agency and precast producer relationships. The company’s signature, steel fiber mix attains…

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UHPC developer Kulish Design rebrands while closing key funding round

Sources: Steelike Inc., Springfield, Va.; CP staff

Steelike Inc., developer and supplier of a namesake ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) and formerly operating as Kulish Design Co. LLC, has announced a $2 million seed investment, led by a Chicago group. The funding will expedite research and development of mixes and production methods, while positioning staff to continue building contractor, engineer, agency and precast producer relationships. 

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ACT gears high-speed agitator to UHPC mix production

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Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) marks 30 years of delivering German engineered concrete mixing and batch plant solutions to the North American precast industry in 2020. Some of the most important material technology advances in the past three decades include the adoption of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) and, more recently, development of Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) mix designs that can achieve upward of 30,000-psi compressive strength.

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Lehigh White parlays pre-mixed UHPC under InWhite umbrella

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Sources: Lehigh White Cement Co. LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla.; CP staff

Lehigh White Cement is promoting two formulations from the Aalborg InWhite Solution family of pre-mixed, ultra-high performance concrete materials developed by parent company, Cementir Group of Italy. Aalborg Excel and Aalborg Extreme are self-levelling, fast flowing mortars, conducive to pigment and fiber combinations and achieving very smooth surface finishes. Flowability, extended set time and durability characteristics, plus compressive strength in the range of 17,000 psi to 20,000 psi, make the materials well suited to architectural concrete with thin and complex geometries.

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Cor-Tuf strengthens UHPC advancement with new partnership

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Cor-Tuf, the exclusive licensed producer of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-patented ultra-high performance concrete, has formalized an agreement with Virginia-based Precast Systems Engineering, LLC. Under the partnership, Cor-Tuf will help PSE develop the UHPC mixing technology for project-specific uses, utilizing local supplemental constituents. Additionally, PSE will support Cor-Tuf as a structural engineering resource to advance the technology and promote the continued development of Cor-Tuf UHPC.

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Corps of Engineers issues global license for its patented UHPC

Sources: Cor-Tuf, Manassas, Va.; CP staff

Cor-Tuf UHPC has secured a worldwide license for production of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-patented ultra-high performance concrete, which develops up to 28,000 psi compressive and 2,700 psi tensile strengths. The Corps researched and formulated the product (US patent No. US 8016938 B2) to address the Defense Department’s demand for a strong, resilient material suited to blast- or intrusion-prone personnel and weapons facilities.

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