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GivenHansco programs flagship Keystone suite for mobile applications

Sources: GivenHansco, Columbus, Ohio; CP staff

Extending its charter Dispatch, Truck Tracking and Financials suite beyond the desktop, GivenHansco premiered the Keystone On-Demand Mobile App at World of Concrete 2015. Designed and written in-house, and compatible with most Apple and Android devices, it provides ready mixed concrete sales personnel, plant managers and owners live business intelligence.

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Sakrete, master artisan Cheng team on craftsman-geared ShapeCrete

Sources: Sakrete of North America LLC, Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

In collaboration with decorative-concrete ace Fu-Tung Cheng, Sakrete has announced a dry mix affording artisans and do-it-yourself homeowners a concrete that can be poured, rolled, pushed or molded into an infinite variety of designs and effects. Packaged in 20-lb. pails and formulated for a 30- to 60-minute work time, ShapeCrete is sold through arts & craft, hardware and home improvement retailers.

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Agency tracks 8 percent sand & gravel shipment gain, future supply concerns

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Rock Products Magazine; CP staff

Construction aggregates production in 2014 reached an estimated 2.17 billion metric tons, valued at $19.8 billion and besting the prior year volume by more than 7 percent, according to the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report.

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ACI University: A global, online learning resource

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

Unveiled at the 2015 World of Concrete, ACI University provides on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design, and construction. It combines all of the Institute's online educational offerings in one location and makes them accessible on desktop computers and mobile devices.

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BIM for Masonry Initiative schedules St. Louis symposium

Source: International Masonry Institute (IMI), Bowie, Md.

The Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative’s 2015 Symposium, April 9-10, will offer perspective on the latest BIM-M projects and developing masonry practices with the 3-D technology, while featuring presentations from (invited) representatives of Autodesk, Tekla, Vectorworks, Integrus Architecture and Engineering, CAD Technology Center, CADBlox, Tradesmen’s Software, Mortenson Construction and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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