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Feds enter suit charging defective rebar, quality control lapses in nuclear waste facility

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice; CP staff

The Justice Department has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit, alleging Energy & Process Corp. (E&P) of Tucker, Ga., knowingly failed to perform required quality assurance procedures and supplied defective steel reinforcing bars in connection with a Department of Energy nuclear waste treatment facility contract.

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U.S. stainless steel bar producers invoke antidumping duty terms for Indian peers

Sources: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Through the U.S. Department of Commerce, seven domestic stainless steel bar producers have filed a request for changed circumstances reviews, arguing that Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. should be immediately reinstated back under the existing antidumping duty order on competing product from India. Following respective 2004 and 2011 revocations from the order, they contend, Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire resumed dumping concrete reinforcing and other stainless steel bar products in the U.S.

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Landscape architects embrace resilient design principles

Sources: American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

ASLA’s new online guide [https://www.asla.org/resilient] explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design, including strategies to help control flooding through such green infrastructure as pervious or permeable pavements.

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LafargeHolcim, 3D printing specialist aim to commercialize structural elements

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Through a partnership with French start-up XtreeE, a developer of large-scale 3D printing systems, LafargeHolcim is eyeing commercialization of the first concrete structural element of its kind in Europe.

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ASTM C09, C13 schedule BIM/Materials, Pipe and Culvert symposia

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and C13 on Concrete Pipe have scheduled one-day technical programs in conjunction with December meetings in Orlando.

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