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Galvanized bar demonstrates potential for century-plus service life

Ft. Worth, Texas-based metal coating solutions provider AZZ Inc. reports that its continuous galvanized rebar (CGR) product, Galvabar, has been found to provide reliable concrete reinforcement with a plausible service life exceeding 100 years. A Texas A&M University College of Engineering research team, addressing last month’s Tran-SET seminar at the school’s Center for Infrastructure Renewal in Bryan, presented findings from an investigation examining cost-effectiveness and longevity of different concrete reinforcements.

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Cor-Tuf strengthens UHPC advancement with new partnership

Cor-Tuf, the exclusive licensed producer of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-patented ultra-high performance concrete, has formalized an agreement with Virginia-based Precast Systems Engineering, LLC. Under the partnership, Cor-Tuf will help PSE develop the UHPC mixing technology for project-specific uses, utilizing local supplemental constituents. Additionally, PSE will support Cor-Tuf as a structural engineering resource to advance the technology and promote the continued development of Cor-Tuf UHPC.

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Johnson Concrete, Carolina Stalite’s Newsome earns top NCMA honor

Charles Newsome, retired vice president of Johnson Concrete Products and Carolina Stalite, both in Salisbury, N.C., is the third member of the National Concrete Masonry Association Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the association and industry.

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Graphene admixture developer premiers product series

GrapheneCA is presenting its Original Graphene (OG) as the first commercially available admixture series in its class, formulated to reduce cracking and increase strength in finished concrete slabs or structures. Liquid black with minimum 30 percent graphene content, the inaugural OG offerings are Concrete Admix Plus, 4.5-lb. plastic containers; Aqueous Graph2 Dispersion, 1-, 4-, 10- or 18-liter containers; and, Aqueous Graph2 Paste in 1-liter containers.

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ParkPlus goes vertical with high-rise parking system

One of the world’s tallest fully-automated parking systems makes life more convenient for residents of the Muse, a luxury oceanfront high-rise in Sunny Isles, Fla. The condominium is equipped with a 26-floor Rack and Rail Automated Parking System, installed and maintained by ParkPlus Florida Inc. With eight parking spaces per floor, the system can accommodate 208 vehicles for the 68 residential units.

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