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ACI marks a century of architectural concrete pioneer Earley’s work

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Sessions at the ACI Fall 2014 Convention, October 26-30, in Washington D.C., will highlight the legacy and distinctive work of John J. Earley, who was Institute’s first contractor president in 1938 and served on the Architectural Concrete of the Exposed Aggregate Type Committee during his 28 years of membership.

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BASF shrinks fiber packaging 50+ percent, optimizing storage, handling and dispersion

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Cleveland; CP staff

BASF has unveiled advanced packaging for its Master Builders MasterFiber MAC Matrix product, whereby the macrosynthetic fiber is condensed in an aligned format, improving dispersion in concrete mixtures over traditional loose fiber alternatives.

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Five-year outlook sees pipe market nearing double-digit gains

Source: Freedonia Group, Cleveland

U.S. water and wastewater pipe demand will grow 7.7 percent per year to $18.1 billion in 2018, fueled by the building and construction market plus a continued need to upgrade and repair the country’s aging sewer and water pipe network, according to Water & Wastewater Pipe, a new Freedonia study.

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Green Parking Council launches project certification

Source: Green Parking Council (GPC), Dallas

Targeting high standards in sustainable facility design, technology, operations and management, the International Parking Institute-affiliated Green Parking Council has launched Green Garage Certification, paralleling it with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program.

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