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Galvanized deck elevates IBC/IRC-compliant paving stone installations

Certification of Evolutiondeck SPX structural members as International Building Code- and International Residential Code-compliant will provide big box retailers and independent hardscape/landscape dealers new leverage in promoting paver and patio slab projects. Tailored to vertical and horizontal conditions, the Z- and C-shaped SPX sections are fabricated from 18-gauge galvanized steel, load tested in excess of 500 lbs./square foot, and combine with smaller detail sections to create the Paverdeck system.

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Report tracks 28 percent jump in water, wastewater infrastructure outlays

Municipal water and wastewater utilities’ budgeting suggests pipe, treatment plant and pump expenditures will exceed $532 billion between 2016–2025, representing a 28 percent increase against comparable investment over the 2006–2015 window.

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Dayton Superior tools next generation panel-to-structure connection

Engineered to economize connection of precast wall panels to the building framework, the P39 Corewall Generation III Precast Insert is available in 2.5-, 3.5- or 4.5-in. depths and standard 6-in. lengths. It can be used without rebar; with two horizontal bars if increased load capacity is required; or, with two horizontal bars and additional bent bar if the inserts are installed close to panel edges or corners.

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Real estate data miner: Concrete furnishings top outdoor décor trends

Concrete coffee tables, cast from conventional or resin-bound mixes, along with teak furniture and bright, aquamarine colors factor prominently in summer 2016 outdoor living, according to the latest Zillow Digs Home Trend Forecast. The report combines data from a survey of design experts and an analysis of popular photos on the Zillow Digs site.

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EPD, EMS, recycling metrics populate LafargeHolcim sustainability plan

Looking beyond rationalized cement capacity with integrated concrete and aggregate production assets, LafargeHolcim Ltd. aims to make its mark in the global construction supply chain as part of a new sustainability initiative, The 2030 Plan.

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