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PCI names 2017 Design Award recipients

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Now in its 55th year, the PCI Design Awards program recognizes 21 projects across parking structure, building and transportation categories. This year saw 100-plus entries from producers, engineers, and architects across North America.

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CO2-cured concrete developer secures matrix bonding element patent

Sources: Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recognizes the unique structure of Solidia Concrete, designed and produced with conventional aggregates and processes, but bearing an alternative to hydraulic binders that reacts with carbon dioxide versus water. U.S. Patent No. 9,868,667, "Bonding Element, Bonding Matrix and Composite Material Having the Bonding Element and Method of Manufacturing Thereof," covers the composition of matter of the distinctive, non-hydraulic, CO2-cured concrete available as Solidia Concrete.

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Eagle Roofing, Eldorado, HercuTech enclose Meritage reNEWable home

Sources: Meritage Homes Corp., Tempe, Ariz.; Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.; Hanley Wood, Washington, D.C.

Meritage Homes Corp., a top U.S. homebuilder, unveiled the reNEWable Living Home earlier this month in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla. The 5,800-sq.-ft. property features renewable energy sources and sustainable building materials that cater to increased consumer demand for better, smarter and healthier homes.

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Genest Concrete’s Comfort Block warmly received at NAHB show

Sources: CP staff; National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.; Genest Concrete, Sanford, Me.

An insulated concrete masonry wall system, with block placed on adhesive or thin set mortar, was among Best of IBS Awards/Most Innovative Building Products category finalists spotlighted during the NAHB’s International Builders’ Show. Developed by Maine building and hardscape unit producer Genest Concrete, Comfort Block is offered in two- and four-piece versions, CB-8 and CB-16, for 8- or 16-in. thick walls.

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Sioux Corp. ownership transfers to three-member management team

Source: Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D.; CP staff

The Finger family has sold the Sioux water heating and steam generating equipment business to Sales & Marketing Manager Brad Hyronimus, Production & Purchasing Manager Eric Hansen and Controller Meg Andersen, who as principals have transitioned to the respective roles of president and chief executive officer; vice president of Operations; and, chief financial officer.

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