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ASTM C09 publishes UHPC testing, RCC density and air standards

The new ASTM International C1856/C1856M–17 Standard Practice for Fabricating and Testing Specimens of Ultra-High Performance Concrete covers requisite procedures for a material increasingly specified in bridge deck closures; thin-section architectural precast concrete elements; and, high-end, decorative furnishings or components.

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Concrete Cloth developer weaves low permeability composite mat

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC has announced CC Hydro Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM), its newest product for water infrastructure, oil, gas and industrial applications. The all-in-one containment product combines the properties of the company’s Concrete Cloth GCCM with a high impermeability, chemically resistant geomembrane backing.

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Penn State affiliate develops Concrete Science Technology degree

The School of Construction & Design Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, will launch a two-year Concrete Science Technology degree program, beginning with the fall 2018 term. Presented as the East Coast’s only program of its kind, it will equip students for success in concrete production and analytical evaluation.

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Hughes Bros. deal brings Owens Corning division concrete-grade FRP

Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions has acquired Aslan FRP, the concrete reinforcement business of Nebraska-based Hughes Brothers, Inc. Aslan produces and markets glass and carbon FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) products, also known as composite rebar, used to reinforce concrete in new or retrofit projects.

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Study: Manufacturers report positive results from Internet of Things investment

A new study by Ohio-based The MPI Group reveals that manufacturing executives around the world are seeing real effects on productivity and profitability from investing in the Internet of Things—the concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the internet.

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