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DCC befits Colorado Veterans Monument

21 DCCi 150Volunteer members of the American Society of Concrete Contractors’ Decorative Concrete Council traveled to the Rocky Mountains to place and finish a decorative concrete slab for the Ken Caryl Veterans Monument, outside Denver. The monument is being built to commemorate veterans as well as those on active duty and in the reserves in all U.S. Armed Forces branches.

 

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Pavement Dowel Bar Standard Advances Quality Control, Assurance Measures

The forthcoming ASTM E3013, Test Method for Evaluating Concrete Pavement Dowel Bar Alignment Using Magnetic Pulse Induction, will reinforce quality control and quality assurance measures behind durable, smooth mainline highways and airport runways. New to North America, magnetic pulse induction a) measures steel dowel alignment in concrete pavement joints, where the bars transfer loads from one slab to the next; and, b) yields data with which agencies or owners can determine if the dowel installation meets project specs.

 

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Hardscape specialist ensures rainwater harvesting good to the last drop

19 Ongii 150San Antonio-based Big Grass, a key source of sustainable home and garden décor in Texas, has expanded its Ong jar line of cement-based rainwater harvesting collection vessels to meet the growing demand for water conservation solutions.

 

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ACI schedules 25 stops on fall 318-14 Building Code seminar schedule

The American Concrete Institute is offering a series of fall seminars on ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. In addition, the seminars are now available as an online course through ACI University, and can be purchased for an individual user or for a group of five individual at a reduced rate. Participants can now learn about the new code directly from an expert during a live seminar, or at their own pace by taking the online course through ACI University.

 

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