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Precision-Hayes deploys IoT to expedite post-tensioning data relay

Sources: Precision-Hayes International, Seagoville, Texas; CP staff

Precision-Hayes plans to commercialize technology that will provide architects, engineers or other project stakeholders with real-time tendon elongation and force readings from post-tensioning (P-T) operations. Initial market development will focus on unbonded, monostrand tendons typical in elevated, cast-in-place concrete slabs and parking structures.

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Arizona concrete masonry producers institute 2¢/block check off

Sources: Arizona Masonry Guild Inc., Phoenix; CP staff

Seven of the nine concrete masonry producers serving Arizona have begun voluntary participation in a program funding education, promotion, workforce development, advocacy and building code activities—all geared to increasing block demand. The check off program entails a 2-cent per block collection and is administered under strict confidence by a third party, fully independent of the Arizona Masonry Guild.

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Eagle Materials elevates COO Haack to number two post

Sources: Eagle Materials Inc., Dallas; CP staff

Michael Haack has been named president of cement, aggregate, ready mixed concrete and wallboard producer Eagle Materials, and will maintain the chief operating officer title he has held since 2014. 

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Data integration prospects drive GCP’s investment in Sysdyne Technologies

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff

Leading admixture producer GCP Applied Technologies has announced a strategic stake in Sysdyne Technologies, a Stamford, Conn.-based provider of plant control and information technology solutions for ready mixed concrete producers.

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Report probes concrete petrography, defect detection

Sources: Lucideon, Schenectady, N.Y.; CP staff

A new white paper shows how petrographic examination identifies the root cause of common deficiencies and degradation mechanisms in hardened concrete, from low compressive strength, surface scaling or spalling to cracking and alkali-aggregate or chemical reactions. Available free of charge, “The Concreting Process and Petrographic Examination,” is primarily for cast-in-place concrete but offers content applicable to precast as well, and suits engineers, architects, contractors, producers, agencies and building owners.

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