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Artificial intelligence powers distracted driver detection technology

Source: Lytx, San Diego; CP staff

The developer of the Drive Cam video telematics solution for recording heavy-duty truck cab and road incidents has added machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered (MV+AI) technology to provide near real-time insight into risky behaviors associated with handheld device use, failure to wear seat belts, consuming food or drink with vehicle in gear, and smoking.  

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Command Alkon, HCSS team to keep drivers, contractors at social distances

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Command Alkon and Sugar Land, Texas-based software provider Heavy Construction Systems Specialists are leveraging their existing program integration partnership to expand safe social distancing capabilities on jobsites. The combination of Command Alkon eTicketing Essentials and HCSS Trucking programs, available free of charge through June, will help automate material and truck ticket collection and curtail the need for paper-based, person-to-person processes. 

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Chemists pinpoint green method to separate coal ash minerals, elements

Source: Elixsys Inc., Aiken, S.C. 

Chemical specialist Elixsys reports successful laboratory extraction of industrial-grade compounds from power generating stations' coal combustion products (CCP). Through methods exhibiting "zero waste and environmental impact" and marketing agreements in place or progress, the company plans to bring finished materials to construction and industrial supply chains.

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Attorney at law J. Coleman, P.E., named ACI president

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

ACI has elected 40-year member Jeffrey Coleman, principal of an eponymous Minneapolis law firm, as 2020-21 president. An Institute Fellow, he has served on the ACI Board of Direction and as a member of Committee 301, Specifications for Structural Concrete, plus Construction Liaison, TAC Specifications, Financial Advisory and Conventions Committees, and chaired Responsibility in Concrete Construction, now Committee 132. Prior to obtaining a law degree, he practiced as a structural engineer with Ellerbe Associates, a predecessor to a firm now under AECOM. Through his current firm, founded in 2013 after a few partnerships, he represents engineers, architects, concrete contractors and suppliers, and building owners in all aspects of construction.  

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Utility weighs 2 million ton fly ash processing project

Sources: Georgia Power, Atlanta; CP staff

Georgia Power is reviewing beneficial reuse prospects for upwards of 2 million tons of coal ash at Plant Mitchell, a retired generating station near Albany, Ga. A forthcoming contract will mark the first time in the state where coal combustion residuals from existing ponds are excavated and converted to ASTM C 618-grade fly ash.

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