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Iconic limestone operator offers take on cast stone performance, life cycle

A new study from a quarry operator whose signature product clads landmarks no less than The Pentagon and Empire State Building examines distinctions between dimensioned limestone and cast stone fabricated from vibratory dry tamped or wet-cast methods.

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Outback Materials tracks carbon factor in 500,000-yd. rail contract

Fresno, Calif.-based Outback Materials has teamed with CarbonCure Technologies, a developer of carbon dioxide-sequestering processes, on one of the initial contracts for the high-speed rail project linking northern and southern California.

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Superior Walls by Weaver lives up to members-only retreat specs

To meet the housing demand at the Hermitage Club in Wilmington, Vt., 16 multi-million dollar townhomes are being constructed before year’s end. The luxury ski resort properties are being built on the slopeside of Haystack Mountain with energy-efficient Superior Walls Xi Plus precast concrete wall systems.

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Commercial Construction Index reveals sustained contractor optimism

Commercial construction is in high demand across the U.S. and contractors remain optimistic about the current and forward-looking health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Nearly all contractors surveyed (95 percent) expect revenues to grow or remain stable over the next 12 months compared to the prior 12 months, consistent with Q2 2017 survey responses.

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Oldcastle Precast accelerates bridge delivery with early P-T placement

Oldcastle Precast Idaho Falls teamed with Bonneville Power Administration, HK Contractors and Bryant Greene Concrete to replace a bridge at the entrance to Pine Basin Camp in Swan Valley, Idaho. Condemned in fall 2016, the existing structure was the only access to the youth camp and a critical link to canyon-routed electrical systems serving Swan Valley plus the neighboring towns of Victor and Driggs.

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