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Stubbe’s Precast warms to lean sandwich panel insulation

After years of promoting it in European construction markets, Ireland’s Kingspan Group brought the Kooltherm K20 Concrete Sandwich Board for tilt-up and precast walls to North America in 2017, citing its potential to provide higher performance in thinner cross sections than prior insulating materials. The product is available in a standard size, approximately 48 x 90 in., or custom lengths, and thicknesses of about 2 to 4 inches, netting up to 35 R-value.

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Forney programs machine ‘awareness’ of test specimens

Upgrades continue for ForneyVault technology, a cloud-based system that helps construction materials testing laboratories provide trustworthy test results thanks to auditable, unalterable records management capability. The system improves lab productivity, affords end users data with a high level of confidence, and backstops a lab’s proof of accurate, timely procedures. Among the latest system enhancements:

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Law of attraction: Magnetic formwork systems increase efficiency

The precast industry is ever evolving with producers looking for more efficient ways to increase production, save money, simplify processes and create consistent and great looking finishes. Variables such as using the correct admixture, proper type of release agent, and an effective formwork system are important components to achieve these desired results.

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GivenHansco platform raises logistics management, customer service

GivenHansco’s new truck-focused, tablet-based GPS suite, Keystone Online On-Delivery, offers what programmers note is a new realm of streamlined customer service control and logistics management possibilities for ready mixed producers. Designed in-house as an extension of the advanced Keystone Online family of products, the integrated platform features a dispatch dashboard affording real-time view of current day orders and details, including amounts ordered and delivered by plants.

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