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Heldenfels, home specialist peg ‘Win-Wind’ solution for coastal living

36-NS-HeldenfelsI-150In alliance with HEI Building Systems Division, Coastal Fortified Homes (CFH) has designed a carbon fiber-reinforced precast concrete wall system to withstand Category 5 hurricane exposure (winds > 157 mph) and attendant flooding or storm surge. The system premiered at a development of eight 1,600-sq.-ft. properties in Port Aransas, Texas, located between San Jose and Padre Islands this past fall.

 

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Regulatory prospects drive electric grid infrastructure security

34-NS-SouthernII-150A manufacturer and service provider specializing in high voltage power transmission and distribution, Hampton, Ga.-based Southern States, LLC has added turnkey security solutions anticipating Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) moves on electric utility substation and critical-site protection.

 

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Lafarge Agilia SCC, NewCem specs hold water for Virginia tunnel elements

30-NS-Lafarge-150Lafarge North America is playing a major role in the construction of a 4,800-ft., two-lane tunnel under the Elizabeth River in Hampton Roads, Va. Adjacent to the existing U.S. 58 Midtown Tunnel, the West Midtown Tunnel will double traffic capacity between the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, helping to alleviate congestion while separating tightly confined eastbound and westbound vehicles.

 

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Superior Concrete brands Ballistics for utilities abiding new security rule

32-NS-SuperiorIV-150On the heels of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adoption last year, the Physical Security Reliability Standard could fuel demand for hundreds of thousands of lineal feet of precast fences, one of the past decade’s faster growing manufactured-concrete market segments.

 

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ASTM C13 issues premier precast segmental box culvert standard

28-NS-ASTM-150Newly published ASTM C1786, Specification for Segmental Precast Reinforced Concrete Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains and Sewers Designed According to AASHTO LRFD relieves producers and engineers from having to refer to ASTM standards for similar structures lacking segmental culvert design and fabrication specifics.

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