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Stimulus Funding, Residential Building Drive April's 10-Year Peak In Monthly Construction Outlays

April’s strong construction-spending rebound tallied a 2.7 percent increase, i.e., $23 billion from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $869 billion--comprising the largest monthly increase in 10 years--according to the latest AGC analysis of federal spending figures

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Iceland Engineers Confirm Volcanic Ash's Binding, Aar-Quelling Properties

The International Centre of Research and Applied Technology for Alkali Aggregate Reactions has confirmed AAR-mitigating potential in ash from April’s Eyjafjallajàkull volcano eruption, crediting the material’s particle fineness and approximately 60 percent silicon dioxide content

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