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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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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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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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Northeast Prestressed guides Lehigh team to top of Big Beam field

Team 2 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. earned a $2,000 prize by leading the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 19th Engineering Student Design Competition. Also known as the Big Beam Competition, the national event teaches college and university students important structural engineering skills in an applied learning environment they will use in precast concrete practice throughout their construction careers.

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