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Apple accessory specialist cements iPhone and MacBook protection

Onotone, a Seattle-based manufacturer of minimalist backpacks, iPhone and MacBook accessories, has added another like-minded product to its inventory. Cast with portland cement in ultra-thin sections, the Concrete series is available for all models of iPhone and MacBook family.

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ACI publishes Manual of Practice successor

The American Concrete Institute has released the 2018 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. Formerly known as the Manual of Concrete Practice, it serves as the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, and materials, with nearly 50 codes and specifications and 200-plus practices—including all guides and reports.

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Cemex rolls out enterprise-wide cyclist, pedestrian safety campaign

Cemex USA recently teamed with BikeHouston, the League of American Bicyclists and Harris County Pct. 5 Constable’s Office to increase safety awareness on the streets by providing cyclists and pedestrians the opportunity to see what is visible from a heavy-duty truck driver’s vantage. Staff parked a mixer truck and cement tanker at the George Bush Park Bike Trail, west of Houston, opening cabs for participants to observe vehicle perimeters and visual limitations.

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Chaney Enterprises brands new supplies, services business

Maryland-based ready mixed and aggregates producer Chaney Enterprises has merged its legacy Concrete Store and recently acquired Dunkirk Supply businesses to form BuilderUp. In addition to concrete staples and hardscape units, materials and services available at the new entity include custom truss manufacturing and steel fabrication (I beams, columns, wrought iron rails, custom welding), crane services, engineered wood products, doors, windows, lumber, plus general tools and supplies for professional builders of all sizes.

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Allied groups ease concrete pavement design through Cloud-enabled platform

The American Concrete Pavement Association, Portland Cement Association and RMC Research & Education Foundation have created PavementDesigner.org, an online tool with features never before available to engineers and other stakeholders involved in vehicle-bearing concrete slabs.

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