Concrete.ai developers prepare for software platform commercialization

Sources: Concrete.ai, Los Angeles; CP staff Concrete.ai is preparing for general release of its pioneering data science platform, programmed to reduce costs and embodied carbon intensity (CO2e) in concrete construction. Ahead of the launch, the company is filling key management positions and executing an exclusive, worldwide license from the University of California, Los Angeles for the underlying artificial intelligence (AI)…

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Testing Grounds

The Arizona Masonry Council teams up with LAST Architects to investigate the potential of masonry prefabrication. With the help of an enterprising architect, the Arizona Masonry Council is demonstrating new design and engineering potential for concrete masonry units through its annual World of Concrete Masonry Pavilion, staged in the outdoor exhibit area between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las…

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Admixtures target finishing, strength, waterproofing

Euclid Chemical launched three new admixtures at the World of Concrete, each developed to respond to engineering and construction professionals’ evolving needs. The liquid Eucoshield is designed as an integral finishing aid that prevents rapid moisture loss from the concrete surface by binding the internal water in the pore structure. It is especially effective for operations performed in direct sun,…

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Holcombe welds, programs next generation volumetric mixer

Holcombe Mixers arrived at World of Concrete 2022 with the G2, one of the Las Vegas show’s major equipment introductions and representing what Managing Partner Brent Holcombe frames as “the new frontier of volumetric concrete. The G2 is breaking boundaries with the first-ever moisture control system with dynamic calibration, plus a cement speed responsive gate optimization aggregate system. These next-generation…

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World of Concrete musters strong 2022 market indicators

Nearly 37,000 construction and masonry professionals convened January 17-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center for World of Concrete’s requisite peer-to-peer connection, deal-making, education, and competitive activities. The show’s 2022 edition saw 1,100-plus manufacturers, suppliers and service providers occupy 632,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space across the newly expanded LVCC. Consistent foot traffic in convention center halls and outdoor exhibit…

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National Steering Committee confirms record CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program reports $1.74 million-plus in gross revenue from its annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fueling the record kitty were winning bids for an Kenworth T880-mounted Alliance boom pump; Mack Granite-mounted McNeilus mixer; Con-Tech…

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World of Concrete indicates strong start to 2022

Sources: Informa Markets, Irving, Texas; CP staff Nearly 37,000 construction and masonry professionals convened January 17-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center for World of Concrete’s requisite peer-to-peer connection, deal-making, education, and competitive activities. The show’s 2022 edition saw 1,100-plus manufacturers, suppliers and service providers occupy 632,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space across the newly expanded LVCC. Consistent foot traffic…

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Kenworth team, Alliance Pumps unfold record CIM Auction donation

British Columbia-based Alliance Concrete Pumps, along with Kenworth Truck Co. and San Leandro, Calif. dealer NorCal Kenworth, are donating a T880-mounted, JXLZ 38-meter boom model for the 2022 CIM Auction, January 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With manufacturers’ suggested retail price north of $400,000, the vehicle becomes the biggest ticket donation in the Concrete Industry Management Program fundraiser’s…

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Mack, McNeilus sustain tradition of big ticket CIM Auction donation

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and Mack Trucks are continuing their custom of dispatching one of the signature offerings in the Concrete Industry Management Program Auction, staged in the Las Vegas Convention Center with World of Concrete backdrop. A McNeilus 10.5-yd. FLEX Controls Standard Mixer mounted on a 2022 Mack Granite GR64BR joins the…

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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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