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O&G Industries adopts video-based SmartDrive safety program

Driver performance solutions provider SmartDrive Systems is equipping the 225-vehicle fleet of O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and ENR 400 contractor, with its namesake video-based safety program. SmartDrive is billed as the industry’s only multi-tiered offering that identifies unsafe driving with an extensible platform, integrating video, vehicle data, audio and driving data. The SmartDrive 360 solution affords up to a four-camera view of the vehicle and insight on the most frequent causes of collisions—U-turns, backing up, unintended lane changes, roll-overs and close following—delivering what company officials contend is “an unprecedented level of coverage and complete visibility to risk.”

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USDA certifies Cresset architectural form release agent

Cresset Chemical Co. has attained U.S. Department of Agriculture Biobased Product certification for its Crete-Lease Bio-Tru ALL-Xtra with Poly-Release agent, becoming one of the first concrete-grade products to carry such labeling. Bio-Tru ALL-Xtra is a chemically active, non-staining, product that breaks cleanly from all form types and delivers high-impact visual results for architectural surfaces.

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Trimble streamlines concrete pipe-grade lasers

Trimble Construction Tools recently announced the Spectra Precision DG613 and DG813 pipe lasers, a new generation of DialGrade models for gravity flow pipe lines. The new lasers are smaller in length than their predecessors, the DG511 and DG711, a feature especially helpful when setting up the units in manholes with precast inverts and tight radii. Both models are fully self-leveling over their entire grade range of -12 to +40 percent. The cross axis is also fully compensated, providing quick set up and ensuring the laser will be level without having to manually rotate it in the invert.

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Stone adhesive goes vertical

Vertical Instant Lock is designed to securely affix stone and other hardscape materials to vertical surfaces in under five seconds. For many projects, product developers note, it can eliminate the need for bracing and mortar.

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