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Conductive slabs finish Naval installation

Miami-based Golden Sands General Contractors has completed construction on the Vertical Electromagnetic Pulse Simulator (VEMPS) at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md., having batched, poured and placed over 1,600 cubic yards of specialized conductive concrete.

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Concrete Cloth sews up ditch-lining solution

Concrete Cloth GCCM (Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat) proves its mettle in the Myra Falls Ditch Lining project, where engineers have upgraded storm water diversion infrastructure for a Vancouver Island zinc and copper mine. The challenging installation covers 11,125 square meters of a material equal to high water velocities (> 18 meters per second) and profile variances to accommodate the remote terrain. A flexible, cement-impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, waterproof and fireproof layer, Concrete Cloth also lends itself to ease of repair in a remote location if future damage should occur due to falling trees or boulders from the hillside above the ditch.

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Hardscapes leave asphalt jungles, creosote timbers in rearview mirror

The Brick Industry Association, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association’s 2017 Hardscape North America awards program recognized 16 winning and 20 honorable mention projects. Sponsored by Belgard and Pavestone, the program was open to residential and commercial walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor kitchens, driveways, commercial plazas, streets, and other applications of concrete, clay or porcelain pavers and segmental concrete retaining wall units.

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Tarlton updates iconic bridge with wood-like precast deck

St. Louis-based Tarlton Corp. received the 2017 Quality Concrete Award from the Concrete Council of St. Louis and American Steel Fabrication for its concrete transformation of the original wooden bridge that connects a main walking path through the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron.

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