The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute of Illinois & Wisconsin will host “Technology Tuesdays” lunchtime seminars on the first or second Tuesday of each month in 2012. Each program will be taught by an expert in that area of the precast concrete field.
The World Truck Show 2012, March 6–8 at the Indiana Convention Center, will provide show attendees with access to 21 environmentally friendly vehicles during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive. Equipment demonstrations of electric PTOs and similar technologies also will take place in a stationary display area adjacent to the outdoor Ride-and-Drive course.
Effective this month, Mats Jungar is chief executive officer of Finnish precast concrete technology specialist Elematic Group Oy. He succeeds Leo Sandqvist, who joins the Elematic board as executive member and vice chairman.
USC Technologies, Inc. of San Jose, Calif., a research and development offshoot of Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc., has joined efforts with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Arizona State University (ASU) to develop alternative supplemental cementitious materials. Under the course of this collaborative research effort, the research teams will focus on identifying and developing alternative supplemental materials that can be used to replace cement in concrete.