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Hold the paint, bring on the pigment

A new barrel storage facility in Finland for the world’s northernmost gin and whisky distillery appears at first glance to be clad in old, charred wooden planks. In reality, the Kyrö Distillery Co. building facade is textured concrete with a jet-black Bayferrox pigment.

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Artificial reef meets artificial intelligence

A precast artificial reef concept, Sulu-Reef Prosthesis (SRP), elevates the practice of using new or recycled concrete in restoration or expansion of coral reefs, which are credited with providing habitats and shelter for about 25 percent of global marine life.

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Shotcrete contractors test creative limits

The American Shotcrete Association recognized six winning projects and three honorable mentions through its annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards program. The recipients confirm and demonstrate the advantages of utilizing shotcrete as an alternative or companion to conventional cast-in-place or precast concrete.

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Keystone Crossing

A new 366-ft. pedestrian crossing at Villanova University, near Philadelphia, took top Transportation: Best Non-Highway Bridge honors in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2020 Design Awards program.

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ICPI honors innovative hardscape designs

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s 2019 Hardscape North America awards program recognized 18 winning and 19 honorable mention projects late last year during the Hardscape North America trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The program honors top residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets.

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