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Nanotech-enabled concrete coating quells heat transfer 20+ percent

23 EaglePlatinum1 150A leading independent in one of the more specialized areas of manufactured concrete, Rialto, Calif.-based Eagle Roofing Products continues regional rollout of Platinum Tile, whose patented, penetrating coating acts as a thermal insulator to reduce heat transfer into and out of a structure. Applied to freshly extruded concrete tile, the coating is a product of nanotechnology, where measurements tend to billionths of a meter.

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Nano-scale research confirms cellulose products’ cement hydration capacity

22 Purdue 150Nanocrystals extracted from cellulose microfibrils—structures that give plants and trees strength and resilience—can increase concrete tensile strength up to 30 percent by creating tiny water inlets in a matrix and promoting more efficient cement hydration.

 

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EP Henry units populate 3D landscaping, hardscaping program

20 EPi 150A representative group of concrete paver and retaining wall offerings from leading mid-Atlantic operator EP Henry, Woodbury, N.J., can be used to create 3D landscape renderings in Idea Spectrum’s Realtime Landscaping Plus, Pro and Architect versions. Loaded with participating vendors’ product files and specifications, the software packages afford design professionals and do-it-yourself users instant project visualization.

 

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Turner Construction tallies recycled material volumes on cloud platform

21 Turner 150The top gun in general contracting has deployed a real time, mobile device-ready tool, TurnerTracker, measuring the amount of demolition concrete and other site waste diverted from landfills. “[It] will help us monitor and report on our construction waste recycling in a much more streamlined and detailed way,” affirms Turner Construction Co. Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Deane.

 

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Developer patents flooring adhesive equal to high slab moisture, pH levels

19 Slab 150As concrete practitioners continue to confront floor-covering work schedules dictated by slabs on grade drying requirements, Santa Ana, Calif.-based Formulators has announced patent protection for its waterproof adhesive technology. The patent covers a mixture marketed with the Aquaflex moisture mitigation system for flooring installations on moisture- and pH-bearing concrete.

 

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