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Building Upwards in Paris: A Solution Showcased by Several Projects

March 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Building upwards is a simple and effective solution for visually enhancing and extending a solid construction. Because it is lightweight and quick to construct, Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber – is an ideal material for designing and building wooden…

Cortec Corporation Celebrates 40 Years of Fighting Corrosion!

“There are three things inevitable in life: death, taxes and corrosion. So, we are in the right business!” Such is a common saying of Boris Miksic,…

AISI Standards Council Small Project Fellowship Program Announces Winning Research Proposals

March 3, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has selected five winning research proposals for its 2017 Small Project…

Wood Construction Battles Climate Change through Carbon Storage

February 17, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, thus it plays a vital role in mitigating climate change. Building with wood is a part of the solution, as wood is the only construction material that stores carbon. Wood products,…

MCI Technology Preserving War – Destructed Monument and Symbol of Croatian Independence!

January 12, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

After being used for construction and rehabilitation of the most famous structures in the world such as the Pentagon, Empire State Building and Burj Khalifa, MCI® technology will be used to preserve Vukovar’s water tower hit more than 600 times during the…

Modine Offers Latest in Classroom HVAC Noise Reduction

December 15, 2016 - in Buildings, Structural components

Racine, Wis. – Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has introduced the STUDY Package, an upgrade to their ClassMate vertical unit which achieves the highest standard for noise reduction in its class. With…

Strong 2016 Housing Starts Increase Demand for Superior Walls Precast Foundations

October 12, 2016 - in Buildings, Structural components

New Holland, PA - A record-setting year of double-digit growth at Superior Walls serves as an indicator that the robust housing market will continue to expand in 2017. Led by unprecedented demand for precast concrete foundation systems in markets throughout…

Oldcastle Precast Supplies Retaining Wall System for PENNDOT’s Largest Project Ever

September 20, 2016 - in News, Projects, Structural components

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (September 2016) – Oldcastle Precast, a specialist in manufacturing precast concrete components used in heavy highway and bridge construction, has supplied over 330,000-square-feet of The Neel Company’s Pennsylvania Department of Transportation…

From Roof to Foundation: Consult an Expert When Selecting Appropriate Waterproofing System for Any Structure

August 19, 2016 - in Buildings, Structural components

St. Louis, MO - Severe weather can cause extensive damage to a structure's roof, foundation, interior and more if not properly waterproofed. Waterproofing plays an extremely important role in protecting every aspect of a structure's construction. Knowing which…

Idaho Falls and Nampa Facilities Earn Top 25 Score for Quality in NPCA’s Plant Certification Program

August 11, 2016 - in Buildings, Structural components

IDAHO FALLS -- NAMPA, Idaho – Two Oldcastle Precast Idaho facilities, Idaho Falls and Nampa, received the 2015 Quality Merit Award for outstanding commitment to quality from the National Precast Concrete Association in recognition for scoring in the top…