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Sand Bag Expedience

FF iTo limit downtime and inconvenience to Middletown residents, the Connecticut Department of Transportation aimed for a quick method to replace the short span Route 17 bridge over Long Hill Brook. Anchor Engineering Services, a civil and environmental consulting firm located in Glastonbury, Conn., decided that precast concrete would be the quickest solution. Its task was to design a replacement structure bearing on a foundation set in the stream bed’s variable rock base.

 

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bauma 2016 spurs ‘new impulses for color in construction’

64 Rosenplatz 150Cologne, Germany-based Lanxess AG is demonstrating how inorganic pigments can add remarkable and lasting color to infrastructure and architecture at the bauma 2016 trade fair. Together with distributor Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH, the specialty chemicals company and parent of Pittsburgh-based Lanxess Corp. is exhibiting premium inorganic pigments at the international trade show, staged April 11-17 in Munich.

 

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Resoundingly reptilian

48 FFii 150Of 21 residential, commercial and municipal designs honored in the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2015 HNA Hardscape Project Awards, the MEGA Snake and Ladder is among the most imaginative. The winning entry in the Concrete Paver – Commercial – More than 15,000 sq. ft. category serves as the centerpiece of a play area for upward of 4,000 students at a primary school in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The award went to Ducon Industries FZCO, supplier and installer.

 

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University of South Florida polytechnic building scores top DCC award

72 USFPoly 150The Decorative Concrete Council has announced the winners of its eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. Awards were presented to 27 projects in cast-in-place stamped, stained or special finish, polished, overlay, vertical application, architectural concrete and artistry categories. A specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, DCC announced the winners last month at World of Concrete 2016 in Las Vegas.

 

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Artistry maintains honor to World War II veterans

104 1 150The Springfield, Ill., branch of St. Louis-based Western Specialty Contractors, formerly named Western Waterproofing Co., recently completed a project to restore the World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial Globe in Springfield’s historic Oak Ridge Cemetery, which is also home to President Abraham Lincoln’s tomb and vault.

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