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Concrete pipe: Unquestionably best for drainage construction

The American Concrete Pipe Association’s new video, linked to YouTube from www.concretepipe.org, presents precast, rigid concrete pipe as the ideal choice for durable drainage installations. In every region across North America, engineers, the association contends, transportation departments and contractors know they can trust concrete pipe as the most resilient choice to last for over 100 years. The video explores benefits and performance characteristics backing up that confidence:

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Sika, celebrity architect BIG team on 3D printing demonstration

The parent of Sika Corp. is partnering with one of the world’s top architects, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), to showcase 3D concrete printing capabilities at the “Formgiving” Exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Running through January 2020 in the architect’s home base, the exhibition focuses on the future of construction and how it shapes the planet.

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36-in. Slim stone bulks up Oldcastle APG veneer program

Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG has broadened its Echelon brand with a line of full-depth veneer stone that delivers a distinctive aesthetic, increased durability, and reduced installation time.

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Corps, Marines team cites 3D concrete printing first in high volume demo

Marine Corps Systems Command and 7th Engineer Support Battalion staff joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) colleagues last month to test a 3D concrete printing operation with a late model volumetric mixer feeding a 3-in. nozzle. The Champaign, Ill., demonstration was staged to fabricate a field-grade bunker, and followed Marine Corps units’ barrack and bridge structure printing with a 2-in. nozzle assembly.

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Thin shell classic TWA structure gets new life

Eero Saarinen’s iconic Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport is once again welcoming travelers to New York. The mid-century landmark has been meticulously restored by architect firm Beyer Blinder Belle to serve as an atrium for the new Jet Age-inspired TWA Hotel—the airport’s only on-site hotel.

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