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Ultrasound enters non-destructive testing practice

From the Technical University of Munich … Engineers who want to investigate the stability of a bridge without cutting into it are in the same position as a doctor seeking a full picture of a patient’s health without resorting to a scalpel. They now have a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique that gives a precise picture of the inner world of objects combining a computerized model and experiment.

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Martin Marietta arrives first as NRMCA reaches system level EPD plateau

Martin Marietta Materials is the first producer member to use National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s new system level Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification program, oriented to transparency credits in LEED v4 and other green building standards. The program meets strict international standards but streamlines EPD verification: Rather than a fixed set of product-specific EPD, it verifies the software used to generate a concrete mix’s environmental impacts. Hence, producers can tender new product-specific EPD as needed for each project.

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McNeilus rethinks mixer truck nerve center

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. took the opportunity of the 2016 Command Alkon User Conference in Atlanta to reveal FLEX Controls, billing the new platform as one of the most advanced systems for mixer trucks—with flexibility to meet any ready mixed concrete producer’s needs.

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BASF tops providers of LEED v4 Manufacturer Inventory Reports

BASF Construction Chemicals and Performance Materials divisions in North America can provide design and engineering professionals reports satisfying requirements for Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients, Option 1. The company’s Product Compliance Management Process was recently certified by a third-party organization, GreenCircle Certified LLC, to ensure independent authentication of environmental claims.

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Lehigh Hanson’s Tiefenthaler elected chair of American Concrete Pavement Association

Lori Tiefenthaler, senior director of Marketing for Lehigh Hanson Inc., has been named 2017 Chairperson of the American Concrete Pavement Association Board of Directors—the first woman to serve as the top volunteer leader in the group’s 54-year history.

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