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Report tracks minor gain in 2012 precast shipments, better 2013 prospects

After several years of stagnation, the precast concrete industry is turning the corner in recovery from the Great Recession, with the National Precast Concrete Association 2013 Benchmarking Report indicating 2 percent higher volume over the prior year.

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Tindall helps federal prison achieve LEED Gold status

A precast wall system Tindall Corp. produced at its Petersburg, Va., operation contributes thermal efficiency to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ first LEED Gold-certified facility: the new medium-security Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at the United States Penitentiary site in Hazelton, W.Va. The 540,000-sq.-ft., multi-building complex is designed to support over 1,100 inmates while minimizing environmental impact and conserving resources.

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Spancrete Precast plays key role in WisDOT project

As part of I-94 North-South Freeway Reconstruction Project, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) replaced the Rawson Avenue bridge in Oak Creek in mid-June. Spancrete products were used to construct the bridge, which was put into place using a technology brand new to the state—a self-propelled modular transporter, or SPMT.

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Rapid drying slab mix passes test toward timely school opening

Redi-Mix LLC, a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc., has delivered sustainable concrete to six Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) projects, the mixes formulated for a net savings of 108.7 million lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions. The Billy Earl Dade Middle School also incorporated the producer’s Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete to address aggressive scheduling requirements in advance of a late-August opening.

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Environmental Product Declaration driver LEED v4 on track for fall launch

A new version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system, incentivizing building material or product suppliers to detail their processing or manufacturing methods, is set for rollout at the 2013 Greenbuild Conference and Expo , November 19-21 in Philadelphia.

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