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VersaFlex coatings ensure an urban oasis remains watertight

Fountain Place in Dallas is an architectural wonder known for its “dancing” water gardens at the base of a dramatically sculpted, reflective glass office tower designed by I.M. Pei. When the time came for the water features to be renovated, the building’s ownership group and primary engineer wanted the garden to be leak proof well beyond the level the original waterproofing materials afforded.

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New safety, performance features lift HawkeyePedershaab PipeMasters

HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies has machined successors to its Model 2100 and 2206 PipeMaster Unloaders. The new Model 3100 and 3206 PipeMasters can unload pipe as quickly as they can be rolled off the truck and be operated by truck drivers alone. Their smooth hydraulic action virtually eliminates breakage as pipe is securely cradled between the frame and fork during unloading, then gently lowered to the ground at a controlled rate.

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CEI tracks cement savings in four-bin, aggregate-blending plant specimens

Demonstrations of the latest Fusion Hybrid-Process Ready Mix Plant, which is equipped with four aggregate bins and features performance-boosting design changes from the original model, reveal cement-optimizing potential. CEI Enterprises credits the Fusion series’ precision aggregate blending—applied to ready mixed concrete and mimicking methods proven in asphalt pavement mix production—with a 17 percent cement savings versus standard methods. Aggregate blending, coupled with established cement and water metering, represents a hybrid process that yields a matrix with fewer voids than concrete produced through conventional aggregate batching and transfer, CEI engineers contend.

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