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Survey finds construction interests lag in mobile, other technology tool adoption

Sources: KPMG International, New York; CP staff

U.S. construction companies are embracing drone aircraft, robotics, RFID equipment, materials tracking, data analytics and other tools at limited rates, according to KPMG International's “Building a technology advantage – Global Construction Survey.”

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Eagle looks east in cement, inking $400 million Cemex Fairborn mill deal

Sources: Eagle Materials Inc., Dallas; CP staff

A definitive agreement with Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. will net Eagle Materials a Xenia, Ohio (Fairborn) cement plant, plus Columbus terminal, cement bagging operation and related assets. The $400 million deal is projected to close in the fourth quarter and could increase the suitor’s cement output by up to 20 percent.

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Argos, CalPortland, Irving Materials lead NRMCA 2016 Quality Awards

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA will honor 2016 Excellence in Quality Award recipients at a September 20 luncheon, capping the four-day ConcreteWorks 2016 in Nashville. Participants have demonstrated adherence to quality management principles covering materials, production facilities, QC programs and customer satisfaction.

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ASTM C09 approves roller compacted concrete pavement standard

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

ASTM C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates’ new standard—C1800, Test Method for Determining Density of Roller Compacted Concrete Specimens Using the Gyratory Compactor—references a specialized tool to prepare samples and test the density of a material with proven performance characteristics in medium- and heavy duty pavements.

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Clark Pacific webinar series states ‘Case for Resilient Design’

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff

Leading West Coast architectural and structural precast producer Clark Pacific has teamed with the U.S. Resiliency Council, a non-profit organization that aims to establish building resilient ratings, to offer a complimentary webinar series for architects, engineers and building owners.

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