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Research Simplifies, Economizes Precast Spandrel Reinforcement Requirements

A series of PCI-sponsored torsion tests on precast spandrel beams has netted alternatives to current design procedures that economize production through lower material costs (approximately 30 percent less web steel) and significantly decreased labor (about 50 percent less time to tie the steel cage)

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Texas LawmakersÌ Environmental Correctness Binds Cement Procurement

Companion bills Sen. Wendy Davis (Ft. Worth, District 10) and Rep. Vicki Truitt (Southlake, District 98) have introduced in the Texas Legislature allow government agencies procuring portland cement, directly or through contract awards, to give preference to suppliers milling the powder with the dry process versus wet process methods

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CumminsÌ Unveils The Isx11.9 Engine, Ism's 2010 Successor

Cummins is replacing its mixer and dump truck-worthy ISM engine with the ISX11.9, a model complying with lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission guidelines the Environmental Protection Agency has set for on-highway diesel power sold after January 1, 2010

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