Specification Section: 2021 Sustainable Products and Design Software Guide
This guide briefly showcases innovative products, technology, services and design software used by civil and structural engineers throughout the industry, with a particular focus on extending the longevity of a completed project and/or green technologies. If your company should have been included, let us know at [email protected] or [email protected], and we’ll add it online.
American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute’s ACI University is a global, online learning resource, providing on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design and construction.
ACI University gives access to ACI education resources with more than 260 on-demand courses. ACI currently offers an all-access subscription to ACI University webinars and on-demand courses. This 12-month subscription includes all ACI live webinars and all ACI’s 260-plus on-demand courses. ACI members receive free access to ACI University webinars and on-demand courses.
ACI University is now offering its new ACI University Certificate program packages. You can now obtain in-depth knowledge about several topics and earn a program certificate.
Certificate programs include:
• Fundamentals of Concrete Construction
• Anchorage Design
• Fundamentals of Concrete and Materials
• Repair Application Procedures
ACI is an approved education provider for AIA and ICC. To learn more about the ACI University or the certificate program, visit concrete.org.
Coming soon in fall 2021, Atlas Tube will have the world’s largest continuous ERW tube mill in Blytheville, Ark. The state-of-the-art facility will be capable of producing hollow structural sections (HSS) in square, rectangular and round shapes, and in sizes ranging from 8” square x 0.750” wall to 22” square x 1” wall. While Atlas Tube has supplied Jumbo HSS (up to 22” square x 0.875” wall) since 2012, the new mill allows the full range of these products to be made in the United States for the first time and with a larger maximum wall thickness than previously available. The largest rectangular section produced here will be 30” x 14” x 1” wall, and the largest round section will be 28” OD x 1” wall.
Contact Atlas Tube to speak with our structural engineer and learn more about our epic capabilities.
Brad Fletcher, S.E.
Bentley Systems provides a complete solution for DOTs and road agencies from planning through operations. Advance the efficiency of your multidiscipline teams for the design and analysis of roads, bridges, tunnels and more. Increase adherence to standards through design, maintenance and retrofit of capital projects. Create reality models with precise real-world digital context for design, construction and operations decisions. Improve asset performance through more timely and informed decisions, and gain insights from IoT-connected devices, such as drones, to provide real-time tracking of asset changes in real-world conditions. Utilize Digital Twins to help reduce risk, increase productivity and improve the quality, resilience and sustainability of the assets being designed, built, operated and maintained. To learn more, visit www.Bentley.com/going-digital-roads.
CivilGEO develops civil engineering and stormwater software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work. Flood studies, bridge design, dam failure, detention pond design, urban drainage and more can be analyzed and designed. Users typically save at least 50 percent of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D and Bentley MicroStation as well as ESRI’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. Free demonstration versions are available for trial.
Contech Engineered Solutions
Contech Engineered Solutions is a leading provider of site solutions for the civil engineering industry. Contech is the only company that can provide bridge, drainage, erosion control, retaining wall, sanitary, soil stabilization and stormwater solutions on a national scale.
Our product offering includes corrugated metal and plastic pipe; steel truss, rolled girder, metal plate and concrete arch bridges and structures; hard armor and retaining wall systems; and stormwater detention/retention, filtration and treatment systems.
Our product portfolio is based on more than a century of research and practical field experience serving the highway, drainage, sewage and site-improvement markets. To contact one of Contech’s 50 offices or 300 sales and product professionals nationwide, visit www.ContechES.com or call 800-338-1122.
Environment One Corporation
Pressure Sewer Systems
Pressure sewage collection systems were pioneered by Environment One. E/One Sewer systems have proven to be an effective method of sewering otherwise difficult land areas, such as flat, wet, rocky and hilly terrain at a fraction of the cost of gravity sewers. Pressure sewer mains need only to be buried just below the frost line, eliminating the need for the deep trenches often associated with gravity sewers. The small, flexible pipes are also resistant to I&I.
At the heart of an E/One Sewer is the grinder pump, developed by Environment One. These units accept household sanitary waste, grind it into a fine slurry, and pressurize it to permit transport through small-diameter pipes. E/One Sewer Systems serve more than
2 million end users daily.
New Millennium Building Systems
Cost-Optimized Bridge Construction
New Millennium is a nationwide provider of custom engineered and manufactured steel building systems. Our Bridge-Dek and Rhino-Dek systems offer flexibility for developing stay-in-place form systems used in both concrete and steel bridge structures. Contractors now have efficient methods for forming deck slabs in new construction and bridge rehabilitation projects, even in extremely aggressive environments.
Lasting Bridge Performance
Bridge-Dek and Rhino-Dek are manufactured in a controlled environment, fabricated from high-strength galvanized steel, and will meet your design requirements. Both systems include four standardized profiles and 18 matching rebar profiles that economically span distances up to 14 feet.
Physical design properties are calculated in accordance to the latest published edition of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) “Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel.”
OIdcastle Infrastructure offers a complete line of proprietary stormwater detention, retention, infiltration, treatment and harvesting solutions as well as custom precast drainage and conveyance products. In addition to our application solutions, Oldcastle Infrastructure developed modern technology to use in the design, planning and execution of stormwater systems. The StormCapture Design Tool offers the ability to create a system that fits your exact application requirements. With this tool, you have the option to insert your own project plans, implement custom StormCapture designs onto the plans directly and receive customized drawings within minutes of completion. Design your system: oldcastleinfrastructure.com/resources/storm-water
Plastic Solutions supplies high-quality, industry-leading trash racks, and sells HDPE pipe, HDPE fittings, PVC pipe, plastic catch and drain basins, and plastic sheet goods. We have certified shop and field welders to ensure all requirements are met.
Customer satisfaction and dedication built this company, and this is what drives us. We are committed to designing environmentally friendly products for a cleaner tomorrow. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff will work hard to get you the right products for your projects.
Plastic Solutions has many distributors of private and commercial products available nationwide to help you complete your project faster, saving you time and money. For example, our line of fiberglass-reinforced, UV-stabilized HDPE trash racks will never rust; and are a fraction of the weight of re-bar trash racks, easier to install and covered by a limited one-year warranty.
Call us today, and let our expert staff help solve your stormwater management needs.
Propex GeoSolutions is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative geosynthetic and erosion control products and systems. We believe that creating geotechnical solutions without compromising our environment is essential to a sustainable future. Our goal is to deliver maximum performance with minimal environmental impact.
From cradle to grave, our erosion control and slope stabilization systems are green-friendly, built to last and support the environments they stabilize. One truckload of our high-performance turf-reinforcement mat is equivalent to more than 650 truckloads of rock riprap. Choosing our solutions over rock riprap can reduce a project’s carbon emissions up to 90 percent. Plus, they promote reinforced vegetation, decrease sedimentation and pollutants, and encourage water infiltration into the groundwater table. Visit our website at www.propexglobal.com or contact us at 800-621-1273.
Design Green Retaining Walls
Design vegetated walls with a natural aesthetic while meeting green building initiatives. GEOWEB Green Walls infiltrate stormwater, creating a natural environment for sustainable vegetation. The flexible system conforms well to landscape contours, retains structural integrity even in poor base conditions, is resistant to environmental degradation, and adapts to a wide range of design and construction requirements. Ideal for roadway embankments, steepened slopes, dike and levee protection, terraced landscape walls, and streambanks.
MSE Wall Design Software
With green infrastructure and low-impact development driving the use of green walls, you will have the perfect design tool with Presto Geosystems’ free and easy-to-use licensed MSE Wall Software. Request a license today.
Geosynthetic Drainage Tool
Accurate design specification for reliable containment
Geosynthetics play a vital role in containment, but getting the design specifications right is critical to the success and longevity of these solutions. Solmax’s free, online Geosynthetic Drainage Tool—developed for design engineers—can help you more accurately specify the materials needed.
While design requirements and test methods may be listed in tender documents, design calculations are not. Our Geosynthetic Drainage Tool provides these and more:
• Material properties for drainage geonets and geocomposites
• Design procedures for using geosynthetics in solid waste and liquid containment applications
• Calculation equation sheets
Solmax’s geosynthetics can be used in standard and specialized applications across industry sectors to contain, drain and protect.
What is it that makes Stone Strong the best block in precast? In a word: everything. Everyone knows we’re the biggest block in the industry. But what they may not know is that we’re the industry’s most efficient, complete retaining wall system as well. Or that our big block system is the first to be fully engineered both structurally and geotechnically. So no matter what you’re looking for—size, speed or strength—Stone Strong can meet your project requirements.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
HP Storm is a high-performance polypropylene pipe for gravity-flow storm drainage applications.
HP Storm is the perfect choice when premium joint performance and/or greater pipe stiffness is required. HP Storm couples advanced polypropylene resin technology with a proven, dual-wall profile design for superior performance and durability. The smooth interior wall offers additional strength as well as superior flow. HP Storm has an extended bell that adds an additional factor of safety within each joint. This innovative product meets or exceeds typical standards for pipe stiffness and joint integrity, and meets ASTM F2881 and AASHTO M330 for the respective diameters. HP Storm pipe is approved for use by the Army Corps of Engineers, FAA and AREMA. For more information, visit our website at www.ads-pipe.com.
Allplan is the ultimate design and detailing software for civil and structural engineers looking to digitize their workflows.
Allplan enables engineers to seamlessly integrate 3D and BIM into existing 2D workflows; detail concrete reinforcement; and generate high-quality drawings, reports and documents from one solution.
As a member of the OpenBIM initiative, ALLPLAN is leading the initiative to digitalize the AEC industry, support IFC standards and enable the holistic design, construction and management of bridges and structures.
American Excelsior Company
American Excelsior Company (AEC) invented the erosion control blanket! AEC has been manufacturing a wide variety of erosion and sediment control products in the United States for more than 130 years.
Curlex engineered fibers are made from 100-percent natural and sustainable Aspen fibers. Recyclex products keep millions of soda bottles out of landfills. TriNet TRMs work in extreme applications. Curlex Sediment Log and Curlex Bloc provide sediment control, shoreline and water filtration solutions. All new Curlex Hi-Vis Excelsior Logs were developed for when you need a product to visually stand out. Hydraulically applied erosion control products and a variety of straw and straw/coconut products round out our offering.
We make it easy for you to address local jobsite requirements with locations and distribution partners across the country.
American Institute of Steel Construction
Did you know that a hot-rolled structural steel shape is made of 93-percent recycled cars, refrigerators, decommissioned bridges and other steel scrap? That’s right—as a truly renewable material, structural steel is the premier green construction material. At the end of a structure’s service life, the steel goes right back into the supply chain and is recycled again in an efficient electric arc furnace. Other materials can only be downcycled or even incinerated after only one use.
Of the seven biggest steel-producing countries, the U.S. steel industry’s carbon footprint is the smallest—and it continues to decrease as the nation’s power grid becomes greener. Choose domestically produced and fabricated structural steel: the renewable material for today and tomorrow.
Max Puchtel, S.E.
Applied Bolting Technology
Applied Bolting Technology produces DuraSquirt DTIs (Direct Tension Indicators) that supply a bright orange indication when bolts have been tensioned, making tight bolts easy to see. DTIs are load cells that ensure compliance with bolting standards and specs. Torque, Turn-of-Nut and TCs can all produce false-positive tension, and regularly do: Torque scatter is ±40 percent for new bolts, and worse for weathered. Relying on torque is optimism, at best. TCs are torque bolts adversely affected by cold or wet weather. Turn-of-Nut can be defeated by misrepresenting turn angle, regardless of turn applied. DTIs read load. If a bolt is tight, a DuraSquirt DTI will show it, independent of weather, torque, angle, tool or skill.
Comprehensive Stormwater Solutions
Bio Clean has been serving the stormwater community since 1999, and every day we work with our customers to solve unique design and regulatory challenges across North America. Our stormwater solutions range from hydrodynamic separators, including the newly launched SciCloneX, and trash-capture devices to our industry-leading biofiltration and underground storage systems. Recent digital offerings aim to keep engineers connected and informed, with online lunch-and-learn presentations, a stormwater webinar series, and concise on-demand product presentation videos.
Visit our website to search and download our new Technical Downloads page or contact us today for a private online lunch-and-learn presentation with regionally focused insight from your local stormwater adviser.
BioBarrier HSMBR High-Strength Membrane BioReactor
With a robust BioRobic aeration process and easy-to-clean-in-place membrane maintenance, the BioBarrier HSMBR’s advanced, ultrafiltration process of the wastewater offers more opportunities for water reuse and recycling. BioMicrobics makes it easier for utilities and property owners to adapt decentralized technologies for better sanitation methods, improve/protect end-users and public health as well as meet project end goals for effective water management of water resources.
BioMicrobics has spent a quarter of a century in the water and wastewater treatment industry, manufacturing wastewater, graywater and stormwater treatment systems to provide solutions for small communities, commercial properties and homes. With the progress of these award-winning, onsite technologies, decentralized systems have come a long way from the days of rudimentary systems and can now accommodate larger flows with much more complex requirements.
Canam is one of the largest fabricators of steel components in North America. Since 1961, we have specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating steel joists and decks in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries. In addition to standard joists, Canam designs and manufactures joists with more complex forms to fit bold architectural needs or simply to cover large spans.
Product quality, jobsite management and timelines are critical factors in the execution of projects. Canam’s reliability makes life easier for customers.
For 60 years, with employees from around the world, Canam has proudly participated in the construction of more than 350,000 buildings in North America and elsewhere.
Cretex Specialty Products
PRO-RING is the most advanced concrete-alternative manhole and catch basin grade-adjustment system available anywhere. Available in round, square and rectangular, these rings are manufactured from Expanded Polypropylene (EPP), which is renowned for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, durability, chemical resistance and long service life under harsh conditions. One person can install the PRO-RING system in just minutes to within a quarter inch of finished grade, and they are watertight. Where concrete rings break and may cause injury, the PRO-RING system eliminates the hazard, helping minimize the risk of injury. A 6” PRO-RING weighs just 14 pounds and stands up to all kinds of physical abuse. The PRO-RING system dramatically speeds manhole installation and repair time. Manhole repair sites can be opened, repaired and closed in one day, reducing overall costs from 20 to 30 percent, based on conditions.
For more than 70 years, Curecrete has focused solely on developing products to enhance concrete floors.
Ashford Formula was the first product to densify concrete, producing a dense, hard, stable surface. Water-based, non-toxic and simple to apply, it is widely specified in manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers.
The RetroPlate System is a combination of diamond grinding, polishing and the RetroPlate densifier. This allows for the creation of limitless designs, polished to a marble-like sheen, along with the permanent qualities of a densified concrete floor: density, strength, abrasion resistance and dustproofing.
Curecrete products can be found on concrete floors across the globe. As the originator of the concrete densification and polishing industries, Curecrete’s track record is proven and unmatched.
Dlubal offers powerful programs for structural and dynamic analysis for multiple materials, including steel, concrete, timber, cross-laminated timber (CLT), aluminum, glass, and fabric/form-finding per the American, Canadian and other International Standards.
RFEM is a nonlinear FEA program for analyzing member, plate, wall, shell and solid elements. It is one of the most highly sophisticated yet user-friendly programs, especially suitable for new users with its intuitive modeling workflow.
Due to a wide range of interfaces, RFEM also provides seamless integration among CAD and structural analysis programs in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Bidirectional data exchange between RFEM and programs such as Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD are possible.
See why more than 5,000 engineering offices, construction companies and universities across the world trust in Dlubal Software.
Amy Heilig, P.E.
Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) serves as a resource and technical advisor to the water industry. DIPRA also provides representation on standards-making committees as well as technical research on a variety of applications-based topics. While DIPRA member companies have different names and locations, they share a common commitment to produce and deliver the finest-quality water and wastewater pipe material in the world, ductile iron pipe, and at the greatest possible value to its purchasers.
Easi-Set Worldwide has been developing industry-leading precast concrete products for engineering applications for more than 40 years. Easi-Set’s engineers innovate, test and continually improve a full lineup of products for precast concrete companies across the globe to license for manufacture. This model allows Easi-Set to concentrate on product advancements while giving customers access to a vast network of highly qualified manufacturers.
Easi-Set’s top engineer-specified products:
1. SlenderWall: a high thermal performance turnkey precast architectural envelope panel with integrated interior wall stud. w
2. Easi-Set Buildings: highly resilient all-precast concrete modular buildings. www.easisetbuildings.com
3. Beach Prisms: parabolic coastal erosion control barriers.
4. SoftSound: Superior noise wall technology for highway and commercial use. www.softsoundwall.com
5. J-J Hooks: North America’s most-specified precast highway safety barrier. www.jjhooks.com
The Enviropod LittaTrap is a patented catch basin basket that sits inside the stormwater drain and prevents trash and other debris carried by stormwater from entering the storm drain system.
The LittaTrap’s mesh basket is designed to capture and retain 100 percent of plastic and other gross solids over 5mm. The basket has high hydraulic conductivity, and is lightweight and structurally robust, designed with engineered inert plastic for a 25-year lifespan.
The LittaTrap has been manufactured at three standard sizes to fit a range of catch basin structures, and custom designs are available. The LiitaTrap can also be designed for different pollutant removal requirements using site-specific performance liners.
Esri is the global leader in cloud-based and desktop geographic information system (GIS) software and location intelligence. Esri’s GIS delivers unique and powerful technology for applying location-based analytics to building and infrastructure industry professionals. Architects, engineers, general and specialty contractors benefit from adding geographic context to their engineering and design projects. ArcGIS, the flagship product, delivers spatial data to plan, design, build and operate the world. With ArcGIS and partner offerings that extend its capabilities, Esri enables digital transformation in AEC firms of all sizes working on projects of all types. Esri technology is geo-enabling the industry through improved workflows, better collaboration among stakeholders, and strategic solutions to build smart communities and assets for the future.
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The Euclid Chemical Company, based in Cleveland, is a leading manufacturer of products for the concrete and masonry construction industry. For more than a century, Euclid Chemical has developed strong relationships with engineers, contractors, specifiers, owners, building materials suppliers and concrete producers by offering quality products and industry-leading technical support. Euclid Chemical provides concrete admixtures, grouts, concrete repair systems, architectural and waterproofing coatings, concrete flooring products, fiber reinforcement for concrete, and more. TUF-STRAND SF is a patented macro-synthetic fiber used for replacement of limited structural steel in precast, slabs on ground, pavement and shotcrete applications. The FiberCalc app is a TUF-STRAND SF fiber dosage calculator available in app stores or by visiting www.tufstrand.com.
As the nation’s largest waterworks company, Ferguson Waterworks offers contractors and municipalities a reliable coast-to-coast network of more than 200 locations and more than 2,400 highly trained associates. Our relationships with the industry’s top vendors allow on-time delivery, unmatched support and industry-leading fill rates for a wide breadth of products across the water, sanitary sewer and stormwater management industries.
Public and private water and sewer authorities, utility contractors, public works/line contractors, heavy highway contractors and more look to Ferguson Waterworks for our customer-first approach to supply and service the waterworks industry.
For more information, visit www.ferguson.com/waterworks.
Flowfinity is a no-code platform that empowers you to build and automate workflows that drive engineering project success!
Save time and reduce errors by replacing your paper forms and spreadsheets with mobile data collection apps that you can quickly customize for any client or project.
Create custom, integrated workflows; configure interactive dashboards to improve your reporting; and provide teams with instant access to real-time data from anywhere.
Digitize your field operations to improve data quality, ensure compliance and keep your projects on schedule.
Discover why leading engineering and environmental professionals utilize Flowfinity to create organization-specific solutions without code or compromise. Register for a free trial or a guided demo and consultation.
Franklin Electric is a global provider of complete systems for the movement of water. Manufacturing pumps, motors, controls and drives, Franklin Electric offers innovative solutions for a multitude of applications in the municipal, industrial, residential and commercial markets. Our extensive portfolio includes wastewater, surface, booster and submersible pumps and packages, offering you the most robust systems in the water industry through our proprietary brands, including Pioneer Pump, FPS and Little Giant. We are your single source for engineering, manufacturing, packaging, service and technical support.
GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree) offers a wide range of highly engineered solutions designed to repair, protect, strengthen and rehabilitate critical infrastructure assets spanning industrial and civil infrastructure markets.
GeoTree’s RenewWrap CFRP strengthening system comprises a wide range of carbon and glass FRP reinforcements and compatible saturating resins highlighted by our ICC-ES certified (ESR-3663) FRP strengthening system. It is ideal for use on bridges specifically for column strengthening, decking/slab reinforcement, footing, girders, pier caps and piles.
GeoTree’s GeoSpray geopolymer system is made of a high-performance, fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar, specifically formulated and engineered as an environmentally friendly solution for rehabilitating a range of infrastructure, including culverts, stormwater collections and larger structures under bridges that might be classified as culverts or as bridges.
Hexagon’s Geosystems division enables industry-wide sustainable growth with its comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions designed to capture, measure and visualise the physical world—powering data-driven transformation of industry ecosystems to enhance efficiencies, reduce waste and cut emissions. Reality-capture technologies from Hexagon’s Geosystems division create digital worlds from different views—from a single dimension between two walls to 3D models of cities, infrastructures, utilities or even entire countries—providing actionable information for sustainable planning and maintenance. These technologies are key in shaping production- and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous—enabling scalability and a sustainable future.
Infotech provides software solutions for construction administration and inspection, secure online bidding, and paperless contracting. As the official contractor for AASHTOWare Project, Infotech is uniquely positioned to work with state, local and private entities on streamlining outdated processes and introducing new efficiencies. Interested in working with us? We offer the following solutions:
• Appia: Designed for project owners and their consultants, Appia helps construction teams track quantities, change orders, reports and more.
• Bid Express: Created for public agencies and counties, Bid Express provides a secure, online platform for all your construction bidding or procurement needs.
• Doc Express: Included with Appia, Doc Express enables teams to handle contracts and other documents electronically.
Contact us today for a demo with your project data!
Infra-Metals is one of the largest structural-steel service providers in the United States. We tailor our centers to meet the needs of the regions they supply as well as maintain a steadfast commitment to providing high-quality materials and service promptly and economically.
Our extensive inventory features products ranging from beams and tubes to sheets, channels and expanded metal; and our processing capabilities include everything from cutting and drilling to blasting and painting. Infra-Metals is a one-stop shop for all your structural carbon steel needs.
As a member of the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. family, Infra-Metals serves as a consolidated source for materials and processing, streamlining our clients’ procurement procedures.
Since 1982, Invisible Structures has been pioneering stormwater solutions. Thousands of customers have relied on us to achieve a variety of objectives from stormwater management to fire lanes to creating greenspace in lieu of concrete and asphalt. All of our products are made in the USA from 100-percent recycled plastic and are ADA compliant.
We offer grass and gravel porous paving, stormwater storage, erosion control systems, portable boardwalk systems and drainage systems. Our product line includes Grasspave2, Gravelpave2, Rainstore3, Slopetame3, Draincore2 and Beachrings2. We are committed to offering the strongest, most-reliable products to sustain and enhance the environment.
For more than 25 years, ITT Enidine has been supplying highly engineered energy-absorption components for protecting high-value infrastructure assets. Our viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events. Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings and large structures, offering the ultimate in protection. Contact us today to learn more about our full line of infrastructure protection products.
JWC Environmental (JWC), a Sulzer Brand, is a world leader in solids reduction, removal systems and product destruction for municipal and industrial applications. JWC Muffin Monster sewage grinders are the first choice to protect vital sewage pumping stations and sludge system equipment, and JWC headworks screens are proven performers to protect essential treatment plant equipment from debris in wastewater. JWC systems such as Auger Monsters and Screening Washer Monsters provide unique all-in-one packaged solutions for solids separation and dewatering.
Founded in 1973, the company has built and shipped more than 40,000 Monster grinders, shredders and screens to customers worldwide. JWC is headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., and has a global network of representatives, distributors and regional service centers to meet local customer needs.
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems
Throughout the 30-plus years Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has been in business, we have become North America’s leading source for structural and landscape retaining wall solutions. Keystone’s products and services address soil retention, erosion control, and inventive landscape systems for commercial, municipal, transportation, residential and industrial applications. Our wall units include lipped, lugged and pinned systems. The pinned systems use Keystone pultruded fiberglass pins with 6,400 psi shear strengths and a near-vertical construction option. Two Keystone structural wall systems, Compac and Regal Stone Pro, have been widely approved for use across the country by state departments of transportation.
KeyWallPRO is an updated version of our industry-leading engineering wall design software. It is advanced, professional-level software for the design of Keystone’s mechanically stabilized earth walls.
For more information, go to http://www.keystonewalls.com/softwareresources.
For more than 35 years, LUSAS has helped its clients analyze, design and rate all types of infrastructure projects. Proven on some of the world’s most iconic structures, our innovative, flexible and trusted software solution can satisfy the increasingly complex and demanding needs of clients. Our technical support is regularly cited as “best in class,” and our consultancy services offer advanced technology capability through partnership.
Our latest software release enhances our ability to provide a single advanced solution for any infrastructure project, and permits automated modeling and design checking of LNG tanks. In addition, we continue our commitment to improving workflow into design by extending the range of international steel and concrete codes supported, and providing traffic load optimization for more bridge-assessment codes.
One of the biggest opportunities facing our industry is meeting the demands of urbanization. As a digital delivery and management consulting firm, Microdesk has the resources and know-how to help you design and construct in a way that’s both efficient and sustainable.
With more than 230 consultants and developers on staff, our team is the nation’s largest and most experienced group of AEC consulting professionals. These industry experts bring real-world experience that allows you to leverage innovative technologies such as BIM, AI-enabled workflows, digital twin creation and cloud implementation.
Using software from industry leaders such as Autodesk, Panzura and IBM, combined with our vision and passion for sustainably meeting the demands of urbanization, our team of industry experts is redefining project delivery and digital transformation.
National Precast Concrete Association
The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) is an international trade association representing more than 900 manufacturers and suppliers in the precast concrete industry. NPCA has a variety of technical resources focused on resiliency, including free webinar recordings that will issue certificates upon completion.
Visit https://portal.precast.org/webapp/member-portal/#/education/class-catalog/ to download the Specifier Webinar Package in NPCA’s Education Course Catalog, or search for NPCA members who manufacture precast concrete by visiting https://precast.org/find/.
Nucor Construction Solutions
Nucor is North America’s largest and most diversified steel company. We share our customers’ drive to lead industries—our Construction Solutions team is no different. From napkin sketch to ribbon cutting, we’re committed to making your ambitions a reality. And with the most progressive minds in steel and design by our side, we’re committed to advancing the built world.
We champion steel as the material of the future. Through novel applications, innovation at every stage in the supply chain, and new, dynamic technology, we create new ways to build. And by partnering from concept to project completion, we forge new ways to create. Our combined perspectives and technical solutions push boundaries while remaining commercially competitive. Our team is ready to help you take on your next challenge.
Tabitha S. Stine, S.E., P.E., LEED AP
Nucor Skyline is the one source for all your piling needs, supplying and manufacturing an unparalleled assortment of bearing piles, sheet piles, spiralweld, rolled and welded; and ERW pipe, anchors, micropiles, threaded bars, tie rods, wide flange, other structural sections, and accessories. We also offer a state-of-the-art, highly efficient, hot-melt extrusion process. Skyline Steel, LLC (doing business as Nucor Skyline) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company.
We offer a cost effective and timely solution to your foundation needs with our strategic stocking locations throughout the Americas and the ability to offer barge, rail and truck transportation options.
In addition to sales offices staffed with experienced sales professionals to meet your material needs, Nucor Skyline offers exclusive engineering support in project design and construction.
Nucor Skyline serves the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Colombia markets.
Plastek Werks, Inc. specializes in leak-proof, anchored concrete protective linings, using plastic welders qualified to AWS B2.4 Standard. These unique materials come in a variety of thermoplastic resins to handle your most corrosive and demanding environments. Ideal for constant immersion service where other materials, such as coatings, have failed to perform. Plastek Werks has 30 years of experience providing concrete protective liners in both new construction and retrofits.
PoreShield soy methyl ester-polystyrene (SME-PS) is a revolutionary concrete durability enhancer that protects concrete from the inside out. Created from a partnership between the Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, PoreShield is an effective, sustainable and non-hazardous concrete protection technology. Other technologies coat the concrete surface; PoreShield is absorbed deep into pores, protecting concrete internally from premature damage. PoreShield is proven to stop deterioration in existing and new concrete infrastructure, making concrete last five-to-nine times longer. PoreShield exceeds market sustainability standards with 93-percent bio-content and is USDA BioPreferred Certified. This soy-derived technology reduces emissions, is non-toxic for workers, preserves infrastructure and has a very strong EHS (environmental health and safety) profile, making it safe to use around land and waterways.
HydroStor Stormwater Chamber Series
Prinsco’s Hydrostor stormwater chamber series now has four sizes that load, stack, install, store and perform as well or better than the competition. The difference is service.
Prinsco is known industry-wide as a values-driven company that makes doing business easy. So, with a full chamber series with equal or better performance, why not choose to get the highest level of service in the industry?
• HS290 – 167 ft3 of storage
• HS180 – 180 ft3 of storage
• HS75 – 75 ft3 of storage
• HS31 – 31 ft3 of storage
• High-performance polypropylene
• Meets or exceeds ASTM F2418 and ASTM F2787
• Meets AASHTO H20 and HL93 load requirements
• Integral connectors for simplified assembly
• Available with end caps, pipe manifolds and pretreatment options
• Integrated handles for safe handling
• Custom pallet for trouble-free handling
• Industry-best service
Based in Buffalo Grove, Ill., PROFILE Products manufactures and distributes proven solutions that help you thrive in a competitive environment while enhancing the natural environment. As the world’s largest manufacturer of hydraulically applied erosion control products, it’s our mission to elevate the excellence of the erosion control industry through advanced technologies, onsite consultation, educational seminars, and online tools and resources.
The latest in online resources from Profile, ErosionControlSpecs.com is a powerful new tool for erosion control and reclamation professionals. This free and easy-to-use specification-drafting website delivers the most up-to-date CSI-formatted specifications in minutes. With simple step-by-step instructions and the ability to customize specs for your needs, ErosionControlSpecs.com gives you quick, comprehensive specifications in an editable document delivered right to your inbox.
Resensys’ wireless energy self-sufficient structural-health monitoring sensors and systems drive sustainability by providing data that can support infrastructure lifespan decisions using patented ultra-low power or energy-efficient bridge instrumentation technology.
Wireless technologies minimize the need for extensive onsite wiring, providing a cleaner footprint while being easy, fast and cost-effective to install.
Used for long-term asset monitoring and alerts, or short-term diagnostics, model validation, problem-solving or testing, Resensys’ SenSpots provide high-precision, reliable and continuous data.
We monitor strain, displacement, vibration, tilt, scour and other quantities in a wide range of customer applications, including monitoring foundation stability, load distribution, crack activity/progression, and unhealthy vibration.
Robust data logging and easy-to-use analytics, alerts and displays combine with easy, cost-effective installation where remote monitoring is needed.
Delivering proven high-performance solutions, Rinker Materials stands ready to support your project needs with reinforced concrete pipe and box culverts designed for underground storage, stormwater conveyance and unique applications such as limited cover or deep fills. With 60 years of experience and 30 facilities nationwide, Rinker Materials has the proven products and engineering to design and deliver your customized stormwater system. When municipalities need to collect, treat, store and release stormwater, they count on Rinker Materials.
Semperit AG Holding is the leading global group that develops and produces specialized rubber products for a variety of industrial markets and applications. Our product range includes hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, and rubber sheeting as well as window, construction and industrial profiles for the construction, manufacturing, mining and transportation industries. Quality, experience and ingenuity are delivered with our sustainable solutions, helping you achieve your results.
To learn more, visit www.semperitgroup.com or contact a team member about our innovative solutions for your business. The Semperit team is dedicated and ready to provide you with the highest level of service and support.
Shawcor is a leading global company specializing in products, services and solutions for the water, energy, infrastructure and transportation markets. For 40-plus years, Shawcor has engineered and manufactured composite products that protect the environment, conserve resources and extend asset life.
In a major step forward in sustainable innovations, Shawcor has developed HydroChain Stormwater Management Systems, which includes all the components needed for comprehensive water-quality systems. Shawcor combines its corrosion-resistant fiberglass tanks with treatment, filtration, storage and infiltration options that can be used individually or as a complete stormwater management system. A featured product of HydroChain is the readily available composite chambers, which maximize per foot infiltration and provide 40-percent greater capacity than competitor products.
SketchUp is the world’s most widely used 3D modeling software and a popular design platform for architects, engineers and construction (AEC) professionals. PreDesign, a new web-based application for SketchUp’s professional subscribers, enables architects to test design strategies and understand how a site’s climate and environment will impact design proposals. Created to help better prepare architects for the conceptual phase, PreDesign also provides the data and graphics needed to articulate and build a narrative around early stage climate-related design decisions.
Drivable Grass, manufactured by Soil Retention, is a plantable, flexible and permeable concrete pavement system designed with an engineered polymer grid that allows flexibility and conformity to irregular ground surface contours along predefined linear grooves, while providing the intended structural support. This unique product, whether planted or non-planted, is a solution for a variety of applications for soil stabilization.
Drivable Grass is an ideal solution for erosion control protection when used in bioswales, road shoulders, roadside swales, infiltration basins, small channels and ditches. Drivable Grass is a permanent hard-armor system that provides a simple solution to linear projects.
Sprayroq develops and manufactures the world’s only fast-curing, proven structural and chemical-resistant polyurethane lining system for the rehabilitation and protection of underground infrastructure.
Our trenchless technology solutions extend asset life through corrosion control, abrasion resistance and structural reinforcement. For more than two decades, Sprayroq has provided structural rehabilitation and corrosion protection for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure worldwide.
Sprayroq is an embodiment of forward progression and rock-solid dependable solutions. Our team is staffed with people who believe in making things better and are committed to creating better solutions to our industry’s biggest challenges. We believe in empowering our customers and partners with a better product with better results so they can excel in their careers and in their personal lives.
Steelike, Inc. supplies and develops several ultra-high performance concrete (“UHPC”) mix designs, available under the trademark Steelike. Steelike UHPC is a more sustainable building material that is 5-times stronger, 10-times longer wear resistance and 100-times more corrosion resistance compared to traditional concrete. Steelike UHPC is mixable in standard ready-mix trucks, and is pumpable and sprayable.
Founded in 2010 as Kulish Design Co., LLC, Steelike has produced and supplied Steelike UHPC for construction projects commercially since 2014. Steelike UHPC meets or exceeds performance specifications required by federal and state agencies for UHPC in highway infrastructure projects, and has been successfully used for bridge joints and end repairs, and bridge overlays to connect precast deck panels for Accelerated Bridge Deck Replacement and column encasements in transit tunnels.
Strata’s focus on innovation and technology has allowed us to become a leader in the soil reinforcement industry. Our team includes a full research and development department that works to develop products to push the boundaries of what is possible to solve even the toughest challenges.
Sleeve-It SD-1 is a pre-engineered fence post anchoring solution for enhancing below-grade foundational stability in fences placed on top of a segmental retaining wall (SRW). Sleeve-It’s patented design allows stable fence footings to be integrated into the support structure of the SRW while it is being constructed. Because of its cantilevered form and other properties, using Sleeve-It during the SRW build permits a code-compliant fence to be constructed, eliminating the 36” offset requirements of IBC 1015.2.
Strongwell is headquartered in Bristol, Va., and currently operates more than 65 pultrusion machines within four facilities in North America.
Commonly known as the world’s recognized leader in designing and pultruding structural shapes, Strongwell offers multiple product lines for collaborative use in new and retrofit infrastructure applications. These global applications include pedestrian bridges, AASHTO HS-25 bridge superstructures, concrete bridge decks, guardrails, mass transportation support structures, structural concrete reinforcements, sound dispersion and water management. Designed with corrosion resistance in mind, these new structures have been designed to exist beyond the typical lifecycle assessment models used with traditional construction materials.
Tensar, a global leader in soil stabilization and reinforcement for construction, announces the release of the next generation in its portfolio of geosynthetic solutions: Tensar InterAx geogrids. Since Tensar invented geogrids in the 1970s, the products have earned a reputation as the optimal way to address poor soil conditions and stabilize aggregate in roadways and other paved surfaces to enhance longevity and performance.
Tensar also introduced a major update to its Tensar+ design software to help engineers design with and specify Tensar InterAx geogrid. Tensar+ also includes tools to help users understand the total value of the InterAx engineered solution, including initial and lifecycle cost savings, time savings and sustainability metrics. Additionally, Tensar experts are readily available to work alongside you to provide site-specific solutions to each project’s challenges.
Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group—always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits—is an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction and geospatial markets. Topcon has a mission to provide superior end-to-end business solutions by integrating high-precision measurement technology, software and data. Its vision is to improve productivity and workflow to meet global demand for sustainable agriculture and infrastructure. Topcon provides construction, surveying and engineering professionals with the advantages and know-how to be at the forefront of technological innovation to maximize efficiency.
Topcon’s SmoothRide—an integrated hardware and software solution for asphalt road resurfacing—provides a simple five-step process for contractors to control their resurfacing projects fully from start-to-finish. Initial road surface conditions are measured using a vehicle-mounted 3D scanner that collects detailed data even while driving at speed and without road closures. This point cloud then acts as the starting point for road engineers to visually reference and design new road information. An all-digital handoff is then sent to Topcon-guided milling and paving machines to execute within project tolerances.
Flex MSE is an engineered retaining and erosion control system that creates permanent vegetated solutions for roadways, shorelines, slope failures, erosion control and green infrastructure. Flex MSE
1. Embodies 3 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions vs. concrete
2. Walls and slopes have unmatched vegetation results among MSE systems
3. Creates any angle from 0 to 90 degrees, and almost any line or shape
4. Can be paired with geogrids, anchors, liners or other MSE systems
5. Has a 100-plus-year longevity
6. Has a 75-year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Utilizing global design standards and proven bioengineering methods, Flex MSE provides industry-leading improvements over traditional gray infrastructure in terms of strength, stability and resilience. Visit www.FlexMSE.com for specifications and CADs, design support, installer training, and to book your next webinar.
Trimble Geospatial’s technologies are transforming the work of professionals engaged in surveying, mapping, geographic information system (GIS), 3D modeling, land administration, and environmental work across the globe. Geospatial technology plays an increasingly critical role in how we understand our world and how we interact with and model the environment around us. Trimble Catalyst, which delivers professional-grade positioning to the masses as an on-demand, user-based service, has boosted efforts to restore forests and degraded lands. Trimble eCognition software uses object-based image analysis (OBIA) to automatically classify and map land areas, such as classifying coral in small reef areas or mapping dead wood in forest environments.
Trimble is a NASDAQ-listed technology company delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Trimble’s mix of software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For civil engineering, Trimble provides solutions for initial survey, design process, construction and operations. Trimble’s Tekla software for advanced BIM is in the heart of structural design and construction workflow, building on the free flow of information, constructible models and collaboration. Engineers can optimize the design and easily collaborate with owners and contractors, delivering a constructible design, built with confidence—on time and under budget. Trimble solutions are used in more than 150 countries around the world, with employees in 39 countries, coupled with a highly capable distribution network.
Triton Stormwater Solutions
Triton Stormwater Solutions has a family of underground stormwater products to meet the ever-increasing demands and regulation of stormwater. Whether the project has a tight footprint, a depth issue, calls for water treatment or strives for a cost-effective solution; Triton SWS has a product to meet the need.
M6/C10 products are perfect for sites with a high water table. S29 Chambers are two-times stronger than other chamber systems. The Vault System can maximize storage in a smaller footprint while eliminating 70 percent of stone cost—along with cost reductions in excavation, labor and haulaway.
Working with our global partners to provide personalized engineering excellence matched with superior customer service, we give contractors and developers turnkey simplicity through all phases of the project.
Want to save money on your next project? Contact us today!
U.S. CAD is the leading provider of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) technology and consulting services. Founded in 1999, U.S. CAD is an Autodesk and Bluebeam Platinum Partner, delivering BIM and AEC software, training, support, production and scanning services as well as virtual- and augmented-reality solutions designed for organizations of all sizes for better project outcomes from conception through construction. Our mission is to help clients win more, produce more and achieve more. Our products and services are ideal for those who design, engineer and build the world around us. Visit www.uscad.com
VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems
VERSA-LOK is the industry’s original solid, top-pinning segmental retaining wall system, offering unequalled design versatility and ease of installation. Available in the classic split-face or a vintage weathered texture, the VERSA-LOK Standard SRW system lets you create walls, curves, multi-angle corners, stairs, and freestanding walls and columns without specialty pieces or cores to fill. VERSA-LOK Cobble, Accent, Harmony and Ultra systems can work in concert with VERSA-LOK Standard units to create natural-looking designs. The VERSA-LOK Mosaic system can be used to build stunning random-pattern walls to 50 feet or taller. When you need economy, VERSA-LOK Square Foot and Nexus will do the job and look great. Heavyweight options VERSA-LOK Bronco 18H, Bronco 30H and Brute have the heft and coverage to tackle any job.
Waterline Renewal Technologies
With a combined 85 years of global industry experience, Waterline Renewal Technologies is a leading provider of engineered products used in the trenchless rehabilitation of wastewater/stormwater infrastructure for municipal, commercial/industrial, and residential applications, offering a unique product and service portfolio through its brands APM, LMK Technologies, Perma-Liner Industries, and LightRay. The brands’ experience in designing, patenting and manufacturing trenchless technology continues to rise while producing products that are cost-effective solutions to rehabilitating, without excavation, existing sewer systems and potable water pipelines. One stop for all your trenchless needs.
Xypex Chemical Corporation
Xypex Chemical Corporation manufactures a range of concrete waterproofing and repair products used in the construction or restoration of water and sewage infrastructure, foundations, marine structures and tunnels. Our crystalline technology has been tested and proven worldwide in widely varying construction conditions.
Xypex crystalline waterproofing becomes a permanent, integral part of the structure by filling and plugging the pores, capillaries and hairline cracks in concrete with a non-soluble crystalline formation that, unlike membranes, will not lose its adhesion, puncture, tear or come apart at the seams.
Xypex crystalline waterproofing is available as a coating (for positive or negative-side application), an admixture and dry-shake material for new slab construction.