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Precision, Hayes integration fosters synergy in pre-stressed, post-tensioned practice

Sources: Actuant Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis.; CP staff

New York Stock Exchange-traded Actuant Corp. has announced Precision-Hayes International, the combining of two businesses with global reach and significant brand recognition, plus reinforced concrete construction and energy infrastructure market presence. The move completes an integration of Sugar Land, Texas-based Hayes Industries, which Actuant acquired in 2014, eyeing synergy with its Precision Sure-Lock business.

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Precast webinar series: Form utilization, ‘medicated’ employees, lean production

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

The NPCA 2015 webinar series of monthly one-hour programs, each beginning at noon EST, explores a range of production, safety, quality control and management challenges:

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Penn professor pursues BIM for Masonry workflow research

Source: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.

Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) members have tasked University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Franca Trubiano with reporting on brick and block construction workflows, spotlighting especially Huntsman Hall, a signature masonry building on her school’s Philadelphia campus.

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