Committee calls for Concrete Industry Management Auction donations

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff Organizers of the 2022 Concrete Industry Management Auction welcome plant or construction equipment, tool, material, service, travel packages and other candidates for silent and live bidding, January 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Proceeds will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support current degree programs at Middle Tennessee State…

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Holcim veteran takes helm of low carbon and QC driven Concrete-AI

Sources: Concrete-AI, Los Angeles; CP staff Alex Hall has been named chief executive officer of Concrete-AI, a cloud-based, artificial intelligence and machine learning platform that applies data analytics to mix design and quality control. Concrete-AI premiered at World of Concrete 2021 amid transition to an independent business from University of California, Los Angeles Samueli School of Engineering incubator.

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Doosan continues -7 Series loader rollout

Doosan Infracore NA arrived in Las Vegas for World of Concrete 2021 to premier its latest next-generation wheel loader, the DL380-7, sporting a 7 percent greater bucket capacity than the DL350-5 model it succeeds. The beefed-up -7 Series models feature stronger, larger axles and a strengthened box frame than prior offerings, while new axles afford better braking capacity to extend…

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Messaging service programmer Zello ups driver-dispatcher dialog

The developer of a push-to-talk voice messaging service that enables communication and collaboration for workers, teams, and businesses has increased its construction materials fleet offerings. Through Dispatch Hub, Zello modernizes dispatcher-driver communications with push-to-talk technology, dispatcher workload sharing, call queuing, location tracking and message replay.

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

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 individual or multiple users. 

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Mechanical aptitude guides contractor to rethink dry mix preparation

Continuing a show tradition where tradesmen spring the best new mousetraps for batching, mixing, placing or finishing concrete, northern California general contractor Stephen Steele arrived at World of Concrete 2021 with a mechanical marvel bound to challenge conventional methods for preparing packaged concrete, mortar or grout. 

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Gomaco premiers first battery-powered slipform curb machine

Concrete paving equipment leader Gomaco Corp. unveiled the first battery-powered slipform curb machine at World of Concrete 2021, staged last month in Las Vegas. The CC-1200e is equipped with a power dense 48 VDC lithium-ion battery pack. When measured against a conventional slipform curb model, the result is a paver with fewer vibrations plus zero engine noise and exhaust emissions.…

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Arizona crew builds artful, calming element amid Masonry Madness

The Arizona Masonry Council, Inc. (AMC) demonstrated new approaches for site wall treatments and outdoor living spaces with a crafty exhibit adjacent to the World of Concrete 2021 Masonry Madness center stage. The group credited a solid and screen block display to material, design assistance and labor donations from AZ Best Block, Spec Mix and Oldcastle APG. AMC runs Arizona’s…

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Best Block and Construction Robotics lift 8 x 32 CMU practice

Masonry Madness at World of Concrete 2021 offered Best Block a prime venue to show the speed and productivity of building with its 32-in. Large Format Masonry (LFM) and the Material Unit Lift Enhancer, best known as the MULE. The Atlanta-based producer recently unveiled the LFM series in scored structural gray and architectural face textures, delivering “a striking aesthetic that…

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Precast tunnel rings connect to Las Vegas venue visitors

Precast concrete tunnel segments’ engineering efficacy is on full display between the two sweeping entrances to the new Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall, dedicated June 8 concurrent with the World of Concrete 2021 opening. A full scale, 12-ft. inside diameter tunnel segment model offers visitors a unique perspective of the LVCC’s second, but far less visible new attraction: the…

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