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Developer patents, licenses production of precast pervious pavement

26-NS-PercoaII-150On the heels of patenting a precast pervious concrete system and related stormwater filtration methods, Minneapolis-based Percoa USA, LLC sees a range of commercial and residential market applications. “We have demonstrated the durability of [the product] as well as its effectiveness in capturing and filtering runoff,” affirms President Brett Pomerleau, and “are moving to license [the] technology to companies ready to manufacture pervious slabs and pavers.”

 

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Penn professor pursues BIM for Masonry research on project workflow

24-NS-HuntsmanHall-150Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) members have tasked University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Franca Trubiano with reporting on brick and block construction workflows, spotlighting especially Huntsman Hall, a signature masonry building on her school’s Philadelphia campus.

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ICPI revises permeable design program with CAD output

21-NS-ICPI-150Updated from a charter 2008 version and available in a free trial, Permeable Design Pro Software v2.0 for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) generates time-saving cross section drawings with base and subbase thicknesses, plus CAD drawings illustrating calculated hydrologic and structural requirements from user-designated rainfall events, runoff flows from contiguous surfaces, traffic loads, underdrains and soil subgrade characterizations.

 

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Free tutorial primes suppliers, manufacturers on LEED v4

Continuing education services provider GreenCE, Inc. cites the industry’s first comprehensive LEED v4 specification program for building product and material interests. The new U.S. Green Building Council rating system compels manufacturers and suppliers to submit product and material documentation as part of significant changes surrounding project credits.

 

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ASTM publishes Product Category Rules for Concrete Masonry Products

20-NS-PCR-150A National Concrete Masonry Association-led team of producers and allied interests has finalized “Product Category Rules for Preparing an Environmental Product Declaration for Manufactured Concrete and Concrete Masonry Products.” The 21-page document presents baseline data for life cycle assessments detailed in Environmental Product Declarations. In turn, EPD support concrete product customers seeking certification or recognition under new or emerging green building rating systems.

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