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Charah, Diversified Minerals team on pozzolan for California market

Charah Solutions Inc. will open a facility using patented grinding technologies to mill supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) at a Diversified Minerals Inc. processing and terminal site in Oxnard, Calif., 60 miles outside Los Angeles.

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MIT CSHub researchers explore the effects of moisture and drying on cement

In a National Academy of Sciences paper, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) discuss how the porous network of portland cement absorbs water, and propose how drying permanently rearranges the material while leading to potential structural damage.

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Report qualifies life cycle aspect of robust construction methods

A new Portland Cement Association report presents historical data, evidence from external sources, and structural material comparisons supporting the premise: Cast-in-place or precast concrete, or concrete masonry construction methods lead to longer lasting buildings owing to their ability to stand up to normal wear and tear plus resistance to extreme weather events.

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Concrete masonry sales pace cement consumption

Year-over-year concrete masonry unit sales for 2017 increased 2.6 percent in the U.S. and 1.9 percent in Canada, according to gray or architectural block and masonry veneer data collected from 44 producers operating 210 plants across the U.S. and Canada, and analyzed in the inaugural National Concrete Masonry Association CMU Sales Survey.

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Finfrock slab/truss system keeps scores more student housing

A 700-bed, $148 million residence hall at Florida A&M University is the latest project on the DualDeck Building System roster of Finfrock, an Orlando-based precast/prestressed producer and design/build contractor. Upon delivery of the two new buildings in 2020, the company will have completed seven student housing buildings using the patented system, consisting of steel truss-linked top and bottom precast concrete sections functioning as floors and ceilings in multi-story construction.

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