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Big River rebrands three aggregates

Big River Industries in Alpharetta, Ga., has effected a branding initiative aimed at showcasing expanded clay lightweight aggregate spanning six applications, including Masonry, Concrete, Geotechnical, Asphalt, Horticulture, and Storm Water Management. It consolidates three previous brands, Gravelite, Livlite, and Arkalite under a new brand, Riverlite.

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Pathfinder, Bergen pen mold-marketing alliance

Block & paver machinery specialist Pathfinder Systems, Holland, Mich., has become the exclusive North American marketing and sales agent for Mountain Top, Pa.-based Bergen Industries. A new alliance calls for the companies to work seamlessly to provide premium quality, competitively priced molds and mold parts, delivering concrete products industry orders in a timely manner.

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Brick group weighs pros and cons of competing exterior products

A new video and fact sheets debunk what the Brick Industry Association contends are common myths about genuine clay brick versus its competitors. With frank pros and cons on the latest in sustainability features, maintenance needs, costs and fire safety, the package stacks brick against the top alternatives: vinyl siding, concrete masonry, manufactured stone, fiber cement siding and Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), otherwise known as synthetic stucco.

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Consortium unveils fly ash-based, geopolymer panels, and roof tiles

HySSIL Pty Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia, has launched a range of lightweight building products, touting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower embodied energy when factoring their production against conventional alternatives. The technology was developed by the government-owned CSIRO, Australia’s leading industrial research organization and a founding HySSIL shareholder.

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Australian precaster takes global BIM award

The use of Tekla BIMsight building information modeling technology helped Bianco Precast secure a segment contract for the $812 million South Road Superway project, the largest public works undertaking to date in South Australia.

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