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Landscape architects embrace resilient design principles

Sources: American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

ASLA’s new online guide [https://www.asla.org/resilient] explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design, including strategies to help control flooding through such green infrastructure as pervious or permeable pavements.

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LafargeHolcim, 3D printing specialist aim to commercialize structural elements

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

Through a partnership with French start-up XtreeE, a developer of large-scale 3D printing systems, LafargeHolcim is eyeing commercialization of the first concrete structural element of its kind in Europe.

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ASTM C09, C13 schedule BIM/Materials, Pipe and Culvert symposia

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and C13 on Concrete Pipe have scheduled one-day technical programs in conjunction with December meetings in Orlando.

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Infrastructure market-minded investor acquires HawkeyePedershaab

Sources: Livingstone, Chicago; CP staff

International mid-market merger & acquisition advisor Livingstone has announced the sale of U.S. pipe and drainage product machinery mainstay HawkeyePedershaab, Inc., to Forsyth Capital Investors, St. Louis.

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Kenworth previews set-forward front axle version of T880 workhorse

Sources: Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2016 ConcreteWorks attendees were afforded the first formal showing of the successor to the Kenworth W900S, a longstanding model for mixer trucks running in bridge formula markets. The T880 Set-Forward Front Axle (T880S) was previewed September 18-20 in Nashville and will be among the manufacturer’s 2017 World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg headline offerings.

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