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Application strikes accurate note in CMU compressive strength testing

A new non-destructive method of measuring concrete masonry compressive strength uses the acoustic impulse response of isolated unit specimens. Strike-it technology does not require bulky equipment or specialized facilities, and can be easily deployed in the field, according to British Columbia-based developer SoundQA Solutions.

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Wood ‘bucks’ stop at masonry sites bearing Quick Headers lintel supports

Utah’s Quick Headers chose World of Concrete 2020 for the national debut of its removeable lintel shoring system, market ready after four years’ proof of concept work with masonry and general contractors in its home base. Following a solidly positive response in Las Vegas, including Mason Contractors Association of America “Innovative Find” nod, Quick Headers is targeting block & brick supply yards and equipment rental operators. The company cites the potential of its namesake assembly as a profitable addition to rental programs—one that has proved to be a safe, reliable, and significant time and cost savings replacement for traditional wood framed “bucks.”

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Maxon parlays mixer fleet-optimizing load transfer solution

A package of technology and iron developed and patented by the top independent producer in ready mixed concrete, Mokena, Ill.-based Ozinga Bros. Inc., tackles an intermediate transfer function between the batch plant and mix placement.

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ClearSpan bolts on HD Beam series to buildings portfolio

ClearSpan Structures recently released the HD Beam Building, a new design featuring an I-beam frame enclosed by the company’s exclusive Armor Shield cover. Prospective construction materials users will note the structure’s offering in a number of stock sizes, or custom configurations to meet any operational requirement.

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2D drawing sunset key to improving clarity and productivity

BY WAYNE MAIURI, CSWP

How much time does your design team spend creating erection drawings? What if you could reduce that time by 50 percent or more? What if your erector could have a 3D view of each piece to be erected individually—and could quickly access all the necessary information to erect each piece without shuffling between multiple pages on a set of 2D erection drawings?

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