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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…

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…

Tallest Wooden Building in the Netherlands to be Built in Amsterdam

July 25, 2016 - in Buildings, Structural components

Arup has been selected to develop HAUT, the highest wooden residential building in the world to date, counting 21 floors. We will work in partnership with Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, TEAM V Architecture and Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij. The 73 metre high…

PRECISION-HAYES International to Showcase New Products to Promote Quality and Safety at World of Concrete

Menomonee Falls, Wisc., Jan. 21, 2016—PRECISION-HAYES International announces it will exhibit and promote its new products designed to provide superior quality and safety at World of Concrete, February 2-5, in Las Vegas. The Posi-LOCK PLUS10 encapsulated…

Iowa State Engineers Test Taller Wind Turbine Towers Made From Precast Concrete

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 12, 2015 – Hydraulic equipment in two civil engineering labs recently pushed and pulled at test sections of a new kind of wind turbine tower, simulating the heavy, twisting loads that towers have to withstand. In Iowa State University’s…

Structure of “Concrete Disease” Solved

Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) teamed up with colleagues from the Swiss Materials Science Lab Empa to study a degenerative sign of ageing in concrete: the so-called alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR). In the course of AAR, a material forms…

New Publication of Code for Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. Sept. 29, 2015—The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of a new invaluable publication for concrete industry professionals—Guide to the Code for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings. Published…

New Solutions to Concrete Testing Challenges

September 24, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Structural components

According to the authors of a recent article on concrete testing in ACI’s Concrete International magazine, improving the quality of concrete testing can be achieved by stressing education and quality. “Improving the Quality of Concrete Testing” discusses…

American Concrete Institute Announces Key Staff Promotions

September 10, 2015 - in People, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 10, 2015) –The American Concrete Institute announces key staff promotions aimed at increasing alignment and flow from ACI’s technical documents to educational products.  Michael L. Tholen has been named the Institute’s…