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Northwestern-ACBM, NRMCA chiefs to address European Ready-Mixed Congress

Northwestern University Civil Engineering Professor and Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials founding director Surendra Shah will open the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization Congress XVII, June 4-5, in Istanbul, with a keynote, “Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years.”

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Canadian heavyweight Armtec confronts debt load, capital structure challenges

A major operator precast operator serving Canada and parts of the U.S. from plants in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta, Armtec Infrastructure Inc. has reached a crossroads: Respectable 2014 year-end results amid delisting and debt payment alerts from the Toronto Stock Exchange, where its shares have traded for six years.

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Stormwater management a core competency of Spancrete RePlenish

21 Spancrete 150With the advent of public and private property owners’ voluntary or permit-driven measures to contain stormwater runoff or limit municipal sewer discharges, Spancrete has announced a pervious precast slab, fabricated with its signature, prestressed hollow core plank machinery. The Wisconsin producer cites a potential for the RePlenish product to revolutionize stormwater management in sidewalks, alleys and parking lots by reducing runoff and filtering captured flows.

 

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Essroc programs i.check app for concrete, masonry troubleshooting

22 EssrocI 150As a leader in technical service, Essroc has developed a free app to provide a resource for engineers, architects, producers, and contractors to identify and improve basic defects. i.check is a user-friendly mobile app providing photos of common issues in concrete and masonry applications. Each photo is complemented with a definition, listing of potential causes, and detailed corrective actions to alleviate the problem.

 

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Hanson Pipe & Precast adds City Drains, Hydroguard to branded lines

20 Hansoni 150An agreement with Betonwerk US will see Hanson Pipe & Precast manufacture and distribute City Drains, a streamlined, unobtrusive surface drain and underground pipe system for commercial and residential applications. Terms call for the producer to offer two models in Florida: the City Drain 100, which is designed for residential and light commercial use, can be saw-cut on site, does not require a cast-in-place foundation, and includes a newly developed connection system; and, City Drain 150, which suits commercial use, eliminates traffic vibration noise, and reduces concrete foundation requirements. Both models can be paved directly to the edge and install quickly.

 

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