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Seven structures charter Green Garage Certification roster

The Green Parking Council (GPC), the non-profit organization promoting sustainability in the global parking industry, has announced the inaugural projects to earn Green Garage Certification. The International Parking Institute- affiliated GPC unveiled the program last year for new and existing developments.

 

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Trimble paving machine control speeds trains, cuts wasted mix volumes

18 Trimblei 150Trimble Civil Engineering & Construction Division’s PCS900 Paving Control System Version 2.2 enables Gomaco Corp. and Guntert & Zimmerman-equipped contractors to precisely steer concrete placer/spreader machines and set slab elevation according to a 3D model. The resulting alignment eliminates labor requirements attending machine guidance through manual or slab edge string line methods, and accelerates concrete mix spread rate.

 

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Artist interprets common forms for Contemporary Chicago exhibit

20 CSia 150Three ubiquitous concrete elements, one ready mixed and two precast, anchor a Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plaza exhibit running through July 2016. Dubbed MCA Chicago Plaza Project Alexandre da Cunha, 2015, it features the Brazilian artist’s Mix (Americana), a painted mixer drum on loan from a New York gallery, plus Figurehead and Biscuit, two new “works” from Evanston, Ill.-based Concrete Specialties Co.

 

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Report: Roughness Index succeeding profilograph in pavement parameters

17 Report 150A new Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) report tracks a major transition in current U.S. concrete and asphalt pavement smoothness requirements. “Best Practices for Achieving and Measuring Pavement Smoothness, A Synthesis of State-of-Practice” shows a growing number of states moving away from profilograph-based specifications in favor of those determined on a more widely-accepted and precise measure: the International Roughness Index (IRI).

 

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