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FRP Hybrids Make Encore Appearance at TRB 2014

PHOTOS: Aghahassani,  Elbadry and MoravvejAfter a strong showing in January 2013, glass and polymer fiber-reinforced polymer hybrid precast girders again dominated the technical presentations on precast technology and accelerated bridge construction at the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board earlier this year in Washington, D.C.

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Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21K-yd. pour

Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21,000-yd. pourOccupying the site of a hotel that hosted guests from Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan to John F. Kennedy and U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Wilshire Grand Center is rising on sound footing thanks to a Guinness Book of World Records-grade concrete placement.

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MOVING PRECAST TO THE TOP

Dean Gwin Is 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute ChairmanDean Gwin Is 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman

Since taking the helm from Tom Kelley, P.E. as the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman, Dean Gwin, president & COO of Gate Construction Materials Group, has been eager to assist and challenge members to “move the needle” of the percentage of times precast is chosen for construction projects in a rebounding market. 

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