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Mack, McNeilus again rise to the occasion of CIM auction

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff

Against a 2015 World of Concrete backdrop, the 10th annual auction benefitting Concrete Industry Management programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro and four other schools will be February 4 in Las Vegas Convention Center room N262; 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m. silent bidding; 1 p.m. live bidding. Mack Trucks and McNeilus Cos. have teamed again to donate the auction centerpiece, dispatching to Las Vegas this year an 11-yd. Bridgemaster mounted on a Granite GU713 set-forward axle model, with MP7 365 hp engine and Allison RDS 4500 automatic transmission.

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Lead forecaster: Infrastructure, housing, producer consolidation key to 2015

Sources: FMI Corp., Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

Construction- and engineering-geared management consultant FMI views increased infrastructure spending levels, continued housing activity growth and accelerated market consolidation as linchpins to a successful year. In its U.S. Markets Construction Overview 2015 report, the firm observes:

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ICPI revises Permeable Design program with CAD output

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

Updated from a charter 2008 version and available in a free trial, Permeable Design Pro Software v2.0 for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) generates time-saving cross section drawings with base and subbase thicknesses, plus CAD drawings illustrating calculated hydrologic and structural requirements from user-designated rainfall events, runoff flows from contiguous surfaces, traffic loads, underdrains and soil subgrade characterizations.

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