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Use of Cortec MCI-2005 Admixture Raises Seawall Service Life Prediction to 150+ Years!

A new reinforced concrete seawall off the Gulf Coast of Florida is predicted to last more than 150 years, thanks to a high density concrete mix enhanced with Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™ admixture MCI®-2005.   The owner of the structure had future…

Precast Wall Panel System Used for Airport FAA ALS Generator Building

BUFFALO, NY (January 2018) – Using precast concrete custom-made wall panels and hollow core plank, Oldcastle Precast Newnan, Ga., working in conjunction…

First Portable Humanihut Base Camp Set for Deployment

December 19, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Humanihut will deliver its first ‘Base Camp’ to South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) in the first half of 2018. The autonomous camp can…

For a Better Climate: Norway to Build World’s Tallest Timber Building

December 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured, Structural components

“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building. “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper…

Novel Approach to Concrete Protection Slows Deterioration in Harsh Conditions

December 6, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Using crystallising admixture and wax-based curing agents significantly improves the performance of concrete in harsh conditions, a new study from Brunel University London suggests. Researchers discovered that concrete facing a harsh environment – for example…

New NEMA HDPE Conduit Guideline Published

November 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

IRVING, Texas  - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published its new Guideline for the Selection and Installation of Smooth-wall Coilable High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Conduit, NEMA TCB 4-2016.  Developed and written…

Wall-Smart Collaborates With URC to Offer New Construction and Retrofit Mounts to Authorized URC Dealers in the United States

November 14, 2017 - in Buildings, Corporate, News, Structural components

NEW YORK - Wall-Smart LTD. is pleased to announce a new partnership with URC, offering new construction and retrofit mounts available through URC sales channels. The New Construction Flush mounts for URC TKP-7600, TKP-5600 and TKP-100 integrate into any wall…

Steel Industry Releases Guide to LEED v4 Certification

November 9, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification…

Researchers Develop Earthquake-Resistant Concrete

October 26, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

A new seismic-resistant, fiber-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

CE Certification Opens EU Market to Six Cortec MCI Concrete Protection Products

October 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Cortec® Corporation is now certified to use CE marking on six Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™ (MCI®) products for the protection and repair of concrete structures: MCI® CorrVerter®, MCI®-2018, MCI®-2019, MCI®-2021, MCI® Architectural Coating, and…