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Life cycle auditor revises pavement software program

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Ottawa, has updated the Pavement LCA Web App to further simplify life cycle assessment (LCA) and make paving more environmentally sustainable and cost effective. Version 3.1 features plant process data based on the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2016 industry average LCA and Environmental Product Declaration for concrete, plus these companion improvements:

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ACI launches twin Decorative Flatwork certifications

The newest American Concrete Institute certification program offerings are Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate. Each requires candidates to complete a written exam and maintain appropriate ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher or Technician certification. Finisher candidates also need 1,500 hours of work experience. The exam covers basic knowledge of proper decorative flatwork installation and finishing procedures, addressing such topics as:

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Cemex investment unit logs Concrete Sensors’ positive signal

Cemex Ventures’ first “smart concrete technology” investment is a developer of wireless sensors conveying accurate, project schedule-accelerating data. The sensor and transmitter technology of Cambridge, Mass.-based Concrete Sensors enables contractors and engineers to monitor hardening slabs’ and structures’ temperature, relative humidity and strength.

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ICPI tailors paver continuing education courses to design community

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has launched three online courses covering concrete paver practice, each hosted by AEC Daily, one of the largest sources of continuing education for design professionals. Approved by AIA/CES, LA CES and other organizations for continuing education credits toward professional licensure, the courses are:

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Fiber optic sensor gauges concrete curing conditions, maturity

The LumiCon system from Ontario-based Aoms Technologies enables concrete producers and their customers to remotely collect continuous, distributed, and real-time temperature and moisture data from many job sites simultaneously. It helps users control concrete curing conditions; manage the maximum internal and differential temperature in mass concrete placements; and, measure concrete maturity versus time. Real-time information delivery eliminates the need for trips to job sites to collect data or samples for testing, which improves quality, minimizes delays and reduces on-site labor cost.

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