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Segmental pavement project activity nears double-digit growth

Gross sales for segmental concrete pavement contractors in the U.S. and Canada increased 8.8 percent in 2016 over the prior year, according to the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2017 Contractor Industry Survey, reflecting responses Columbus, Ohio, market researcher Industry Insights obtained from 218 small, mid-size and large companies.

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Glen-Gery clips adhered veneer installation time with StoneFit

Wyomissing, Pa.-based hard surface specialist Glen-Gery Corp. bills StoneFit with DryFit Technology as an innovative cladding solution whose tongue and groove panels interlock stone pieces together without the use of mortar. The panels are mechanically secured with attachment brackets that can be drilled directly into structural sheathing, regardless of stud location. The brackets assist in creating a water management system and net high wind load resistance. The tongue and groove system is dual-purpose: It interlocks panels together and eliminates wall vibration.

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Calculator performs life cycle assessment for slag cement concrete

The Slag Cement Association has programmed a calculator with which concrete producers can quantify and interpret cradle-to-gate life cycle assessments (LCA) reflecting the environmental impact of mixtures with and without slag cement. Calculations are based on the industry-average Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ready mixed concrete that incorporates industry-average EPDs for slag cement and portland cement in the United States. The calculator also allows users to evaluate how different concrete mixtures affect whole building impacts based on a typical case study project.

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Keystone system arrives first in Florida DOT SRW specs

The Florida Department of Transportation has approved Keystone Retaining Wall Systems’ KeySystem II for use on state and federal highways under the agency. The system consists of Keystone Compac III units and TenCate Geosynthetics’ namesake Miragrid geogrids. Under FDOT Specification Section 548: Retaining Wall Systems, KeySystem II is approved as a “segmental block FDOT wall type 4A and 4B (permanent). The system is to be used with TenCate Miragrid 3XT, 5XT, 7XT, 8XT or 10XT only.”

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Federal Trade Commission eyes merger investigation streamlining

The Federal Trade Commission, one of two Washington, D.C., agencies overseeing company mergers, is moving aggressively to implement Presidential directives aimed at eliminating what Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen calls “wasteful, legacy regulations and processes that have outlived their usefulness.”

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