Specification Section: 2022 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.
ACO, Inc. was founded in Ohio in 1978. Since then, continuous growth in the United States has seen the company expand and build manufacturing facilities in Mentor, Ohio, and Casa Grande, Ariz. The company has further locations in Phoenix and Fort Mill, S.C. Today, ACO USA has sales personnel across the country and an extensive distribution network through all states, the Caribbean and Central America.
ACO’s MonoBloc HD200 is designed to address drainage demands of areas with fast-moving traffic. The monolithic construction removes the concern of components vibrating loose when frequently trafficked by high-speed vehicles. HD200 has been designed for simple installation in a wide range of urban and rural applications, including highways and Interstates. Product can be used towards LEED and EPA requirements
Atlas Tube is the largest producer of Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) in North America, with not only the largest available size range, but with the shortest lead times in the industry. Our HSS are American-made using EAF-produced coil from recycled steel. Our manufacturing processes result in HSS with embodied carbon that ranks amongst the lowest in the HSS industry. Our newest USA-based mill is rolling out square, rectangular and round shapes, with square sections up to 22” with 1” walls, rectangular sections up to 30” by 14” with 1” walls and round sections up to 28” OD with 1” walls. Get in touch to learn more about how Atlas Tube can help you build smarter and more sustainably.
Bull Moose Tube
Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving the steel pipe and tubing market. One key contributor to our quality is our unique manufacturing method. Bull Moose forms tube directly from steel coil, eliminating a mother tube or prior-stage process. This approach enables us to start with the highest-grade steel, create less scale, form sharper corners, craft the straightest tube and make the most-consistent welds. Our seven manufacturing facilities in North America help ensure consistent product availability, and an eighth currently under construction in Texas will further expand our geographic footprint and HSS product offering. Choose Bull Moose for exceptional strength and service.
Carl Stahl DecorCable
Carl Stahl DécorCable offers a vast range of stainless steel cable, rod and mesh systems for architectural and structural use. We specialize in safety applications for pedestrian, bike and shared-use bridges. Tensile engineering, statics and 3-D modeling as well as onsite management are available. We offer many products, including X-TEND Stainless Steel Cable Mesh, manufactured at our production facility in Woodridge, Ill., that conform to domestic content and Made in USA requirements.
Our X-TEND Stainless Steel Cable Mesh is available in various mesh widths and cable diameters. X-TEND offers extremely high load capacity and has the unique ability to accommodate 3-D shapes. Horizontal and vertical fall protection and railing infill are only a few of the many applications for which our products excel.
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% 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.
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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For fast, easy design of almost any structure, try the IES Building Suite. VisualAnalysis and the related tools let engineers analyze and design the framing, lateral system and foundations. You will be more successful when using tools you can enjoy. Download your free trial in two minutes. We offer complete functionality, email support and video-based training during your evaluation! Solve your next problem in minutes, using IES.
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.”
Nucor Tubular Products is committed to taking care of our customers through unmatched quality and service. With eight locations across the United States and a wide variety of sizes, we are ready to help you get the job done. NTP manufactures high-quality HSS, piling, A53 pipe, fire protection sprinkler pipe and electrical steel conduit. Our value-added offerings include inhouse bandsaw cutting and mechanical properties testing, I.D. flash removal, Charpy V-notch testing, pipe beveling, and miter cutting. Together, let’s build something bigger.
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. This full suite of design tools 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 stormwater 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.
The GEOWEB Soil Confinement System offers flexible solutions for challenging soil stabilization problems. The GEOWEB System strengthens and transforms fill material, improving performance in a variety of applications.
For controlling erosion, the GEOWEB System’s cellular structure stabilizes the upper soil layer on slopes to resist sliding and prevent surface runoff erosion. In channel designs, the system controls stormwater and replaces expensive riprap and reinforced concrete with vegetation and poured-in-place concrete.
GEOWEB Retaining Walls offer a natural aesthetic and are designed to help meet green initiatives. Using the GEOWEB system to build roads with onsite, low-quality fill reduces cost and installation time.
Presto offers free project evaluations, fast and easy specification tools, and engineering consultation.
HDPE GEOWEB. Strength and Flexibility Perfected.
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.
Yield-Link Moment Connection Plugin Tools
For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has made it our mission to create structural solutions that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Our Strong Frame Yield-Link moment connection is precision-made to meet the complex challenges and increased loads of structural steel construction. The state-of-the-art Yield-Link design provides a reliable yet economical structural connection that saves everyone—from building owners to engineers, contractors and fabricators—critical labor hours and dollars.
The Yield-Link software from Simpson Strong-Tie makes it easier for specifiers and fabricators to quickly plan, model, detail and document structural-steel structures. From plugins to full integration, our broad range of software solutions help you design and build smarter, faster and easier than ever.
Steel Tube Institute
The Hollow Structural Sections Committee of the Steel Tube Institute (STI) includes the majority of hollow structural section (HSS) producers in the United States. While this group provides technical and design information for the steel industry, STI also provides sustainability resources for HSS.
For example, the industrywide and fabricated HSS EPD and facility-specific HSS EPD can be downloaded from the STI website. STI also has a free recorded webinar on the current Buy Clean California regulation along with a Buy Clean California quick guide to help specifiers navigate the nuances of this legislative action. Included in STI’s sustainability effort are copies of published articles on sustainable steel-making processes that are currently employed as well as the constant improvements the steel industry is achieving.
All these resources are free and frequently updated to provide the most current information. To learn more about membership opportunities and explore our robust library of resources, visit https://steeltubeinstitute.org/hss-sustainability.
Success of plant operations depends on product quality and reliability. ABB offers solutions to help applications reach new levels of productivity and energy savings even under the most demanding conditions. Combining the best available materials with superior technology, ABB’s variable frequency drives (VFDs) and industrial electric motors are designed to operate no matter how challenging the process while achieving lower lifecycle costs. ABB also offers specific services along with digital technologies designed to meet sustainability targets. Efficient products are just the beginning. Keeping facilities up and running is key to reducing their impact on the environment.
Acrow has been serving the transportation and construction industries for more than 70 years with a wide range of modular steel bridging solutions for permanent, temporary, military and emergency use.
Acrow’s extensive international presence includes leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in more than 150 countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
For more information, please visit www.acrow.com.
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.
LRFD Simon is a powerful line-girder analysis and design program that allows users to quickly produce preliminary steel superstructure designs in accordance with the 9th Edition AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Engineers can easily explore design alternatives for plate girder and box girder bridges with Simon’s intuitive graphical user interface and productivity features such as girder depth optimization. Simon then provides a comprehensive and customizable output that also includes estimated quantities and costing information. Simon is just one of the many free resources the National Steel Bridge Alliance provides to engineers. Make more informed design decisions on your next bridge project by downloading Simon today at http://aisc.org/iisimon.
LRFD Simon is a powerful line-girder analysis and 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 Concrete Pipe Association
The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) is the spokesperson for the concrete pipe industry in all matters affecting the industry’s welfare.
Throughout the 20th century, the concrete pipe industry has experienced tremendous growth. As more and more people moved from farms to cities, it created increased demand for concrete sewer and drainage products. The introduction of the automobile and subsequent highway development extended the uses of concrete pipe storm drains and culverts. There are currently more than 400 plants operated by ACPA members in the United States and Canada. More than 40 countries are represented in the membership of the American Concrete Pipe Association.
ACPA members contribute to the improvement of our environment by producing quality concrete pipe, engineered to provide a lasting and economical solution to drainage and pollution problems.
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.
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.
Ashland Pump is located in Ashland, Ohio, and manufactures a complete line of pump products for the Residential Wholesale market. We are a family owned business with more than 35 years of experience manufacturing pumps. Our commitment to you, our customer, is to offer a quality, dependable product with unmatched customer service. To support that, we stock thousands of pumps in our 130,000-square-foot warehouse, and we know that having inventory onhand for our customers is important. We assemble a wide variety of pumps (2-20HP Grinders and Solids Handling Pumps) in Ashland and have a full-service testing lab to support all products.
We are thoroughly committed to supporting the professional marketplace with a full line of sump, sewage, effluent and grinder pumps for the residential market. What does that mean? It means you will have a brand that is only sold into plumbing wholesale channels. It means you will have a partner that understands your business and customers and the importance of brand loyalty to you and the professional trade. Ashland Pump is a brand you
can trust to be honest, dependable and professional in everything we do, from our products to our service … we are here for you!
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.
Campbell Scientific’s Measurement Automated Platforms are created with more than 45 years of experience in design and manufacturing of geotechnical monitoring and data-acquisition systems. Known for systems used globally in the most extreme and unforgiving environments, each system provides accuracy and reliability. Simple interfaces, ease of setup and long-term reliability make it the preferred system for service providers in dam and mining geotechnical application. Each system includes patented VSPECT technology, which provides:
Measurement diagnostics that offer signal amplitude, signal-to-noise ratio, and competing noise frequency.
Increased measurement precision. Sensors measured using VSPECT have 10 times greater measurement precision than traditional time-domain methods.
Eliminated electrical noise. Post-processing to remove erroneous data is no longer required. This means the data can be used in real-time.
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 more than 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.
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.
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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.
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
For more than 25 years, 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.
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 visualize 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.
InEight provides field-tested project-management software for the owners, contractors, engineers and architects who are building the world around us. More than 575,000 users and more than 850 customers worldwide rely on InEight for real-time insights that help manage risk and keep projects on schedule and under budget across the entire lifecycle. From pre-planning to design, from estimating to scheduling, and from field execution to turnover, InEight has powered more than $400 billion in projects globally across infrastructure, public sector, energy and power, oil, gas and chemical, mining, and commercial.
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.
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 Monster Wash Presses 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 35-plus years Keystone Retaining Wall Systems has been in business, we have become the world’s leading source of 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 a near-vertical construction option. Two Keystone structural wall systems 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 keystonewalls.com/softwareresources.
For 40 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 bridge-assessment and design codes.
Microdesk is a technology consulting firm dedicated to assisting design, construction and operations teams with improving workflows. Our vision is to reduce the environmental impact of urbanization by helping the AECO industry design, construct and operate better projects more efficiently by leveraging the full potential of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), and Asset Management technology. Our consulting team is the nation’s largest and most experienced group of AECO technology consulting professionals. With this expertise, we aid clients across the globe to successfully manage the entire building and infrastructure lifecycle process.
Microdesk BIMrx gets projects out the door faster with modeling, project management and documentation features for leading Autodesk software, making customers more competitive globally while meeting the demands of urbanization.
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/.
Your True Project Partner
• Offering the broadest range of steel foundation and geostructural products in the industry
• Nationwide manufacturing, fabrication, coating and engineering expertise
• Part of the Nucor family, North America’s most-diversified steel and steel products company
We are a premier steel foundation manufacturer and supplier, serving the North American market. Our flagship products include an unparalleled assortment of:
• Steel Sheet Piles
• Pipe Piles
• Threaded Bars
• Tie Rods
• Solar Piles
• Wide Flange and other Structural Sections
• Piling Accessories
Nucor Skyline’s knowledgeable engineering team works with owners, engineers and contractors long before ground is broken. To ensure seamless project coordination and completion, our engineers propose solutions throughout all aspects of design, material selection, installation and construction sequencing. Nucor Skyline’s engineering support is extended even further to include provision of onsite assistance after a project has started. Our relationships extend beyond sales—we are your true project partner.
The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) is a nonprofit organization for the advancement of post-tensioned, prestressed concrete design and construction. PTI represents a community of businesses and professionals dedicated to expanding quality post-tensioning applications. PTI advocates the quality use of post-tensioning by providing education, certification, and codes and standards as well as promoting the industry and supporting research. Members of the Institute include major post-tensioning material fabricators in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and manufacturers of prestressing materials in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe; and companies supplying materials, services and equipment used in post-tensioned construction. In addition, PTI has more than 500 professional engineers, architects and contractors.
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
Resensys’ wireless energy self-sufficient structural health monitoring sensors and systems protect infrastructure against aging and malfunction.
Used for long-term asset monitoring and alerts or short-term diagnostics, 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 bridges, tunnels, buildings, dams, wind turbines and cranes.
Robust data logging and easy-to-use analytics, alerts and displays combine with easy, cost-effective installation to be particularly effective where remote monitoring is needed.
Delivering proven, innovative, high-performance solutions has made Rinker Materials successful for more than 60 years. That’s why municipalities across the nation look to us for reinforced concrete pipe and box culverts designed for underground storage, stormwater conveyance and unique applications such as limited cover or deep fills. Today, through ongoing innovation and acquisitions, the depth and breadth of our product line is more comprehensive than ever. With more than 60 facilities nationwide, Rinker Materials combines proven product quality, engineering, design and convenience to create your customized stormwater system.
SEALING SYSTEMS INC.
SEALING SYSTEMS INC. is the manufacturer of quality products that prevent inflow and infiltration in your sewer systems. Our product line includes manhole chimney seals, joint seals, manhole inserts, rubber risers, cementitious repair material and fast-acting grouts. Some key products:
Flex-Seal—an INTERNAL brush-applied urethane chimney seal that has a remarkable 850% elongation.
Infi-Shield Uni-band—a seamless EPDM rubber EXTERNAL seal that provides a permanent, flexible, watertight seal between the manhole casting and concrete cone.
Gator Wrap—a unique, halogenated-based rubber tape that bonds/stretches to seal joints.
Aqua Seal—a fast-reacting chemical grout able to stop 50 GPM leaks.
All products have undergone extensive ASTM testing and are priced to save your clients money due to our low overhead. Our products will not only save your community money but also help municipalities gain effective wastewater capacity. Call for testing results/pricing.
For more than 40 years, XR Geomembranes from Seaman Corporation have been successfully used throughout the world to formulate the strongest, most-durable geomembranes in use today, setting the industry standard for geomembrane strength, durability and performance.
Seaman Corporation offers three grades of XR Geomembranes for containment: XR-5 for broad chemical-resistant applications requiring high-strength membranes; XR-3 for moderate chemical-resistant requirements; and XR PW for potable water contact products. All XR Geomembrane products are classified as an Ethylene Interpolymer Alloy (EIA). They are very stable, with low thermal expansion-contraction properties.
Maximize protection with a superior geomembrane from Seaman Corporation. Contact us today to find out more about how XR Geomembranes can help you leverage your competitive advantage.
HydroChain Stormwater Management Systems is a complete line of stormwater products to help manage water volumes, prevent water pollution and restore water quality. Our engineers provide the design support needed to plan projects of any size—engineering consulting, modeling, conceptual layout and assistance with regulatory compliance. HydroChain products can be configured for either a total treatment system or used as individual components for pretreatment, filtration, infiltration, storage and conveyance. All parts of the system are easy to install and maintain.
Shawcor is a global company specializing in products, services and solutions for the water, infrastructure, transportation and energy markets. For more than 40 years, Shawcor has developed and manufactured highly engineered products that protect the environment, conserve resources and extend asset life.
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.
Steelike UHPC is more sustainable than traditional concrete, having five-times-more compressive strength, 10-times-longer wear resistance and 100-times-less permeability to corrosive elements, including chlorides. Steelike UHPC is mixable in standard ready-mix trucks, and is pumpable and sprayable in Steelike’s SUPA machine. Steelike UHPC also enables unique timesaving placement techniques such as direct-to-deck placement, no-top forming and grinding, and curing overlays without plastic sheeting to save the user time, labor and cost while also making construction safer and more environmentally friendly.
Steelike UHPC meets or exceeds performance specifications of federal and state agencies for highway infrastructure projects and has been successfully used for connections between precast bridge elements for accelerated bridge construction, link slabs, deck overlays, and repairs of steel girders and columns.
The Steel Joist Institute
The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) was founded in 1928 to address the lack of uniform joist standards within the industry. We are a nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other individuals and entities connected to the industry. Today, SJI continues to maintain the standards for steel joist construction as an ANSI-approved Standards Developing Organization. In addition, SJI provides resources, including publications, live and recorded webinars, and design tools to assist structural engineers or other AEC professionals with utilization of steel joists and joist girders. The Roof and Floor Bay Analysis Tools provide efficient and economical joist and joist girder options, including cost data, for most projects. Additionally, they include a vibration check (floor) and a ponding analysis (roof). We also offer tools such as the Joist and Joist Girder Reinforcement Tool, and we assist in identifying existing joists in buildings undergoing retrofit. SJI products are included in RISA, RAM, SCIA, Dlubal and SkyCiv software packages.
Download our free design tools at steeljoist.org/SJI-tools.
Stone Strong Systems
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 also the industry’s most efficient, complete retaining wall system. 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.
Strata is a global leader in geosynthetic manufacturing and geotechnical engineering, delivering innovative products and solutions for an array of site-development challenges worldwide. Strata’s products are made according to international quality standards backed by globally recognized design, engineering and technical support services.
Strata’s product portfolio includes StrataGrid and StrataWeb, which help with reinforcement, confinement and stabilization of soft soils. Our Sleeve-It product is a pre-engineered fencepost anchoring solution used to enhance the below-grade foundational stability of fences placed on top of a segmental retaining wall (SRW). And Strata’s GRS-IBS (Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge Systems) offer a safe, cost-efficient and eco-friendly solution for building bridges.
Strongwell is headquartered in Bristol, Va., and currently operates more than 70 pultrusion machines within four facilities in North America.
The world’s recognized leader in designing and pultruding structural fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) shapes, Strongwell offers multiple product lines for collaborative use in new and retrofit sustainable engineering applications. These global applications include flood protection, wastewater controls, thermal breaks, continuous cladding attachment supports, living (green) roof systems, structural concrete reinforcements, acoustic management and chemical processing structures. Designed with corrosion resistance in mind, these new structures have been designed and proven to outlast traditional construction materials through all measures of lifecycle assessment models.
Tensar, a subsidiary of CMC, is a global provider of engineered civil construction solutions, helping engineers, contractors and owners use geogrid technology to achieve more cost-effective, reliable solutions for pavement construction, soil stabilization, earth reinforcement, ground improvement and other site-development challenges. 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.
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.
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!
Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) is the authoritative source of information on gasketed PVC pipe for municipal applications. It serves the engineering, regulatory, public health and standardization communities. Uni-Bell staff provide users with information on the design and application of gasketed-joint PVC pipe. We also produce technical publications and recommend standards recognized throughout the world. Our mission is to promote use of longer-life, lower-maintenance, corrosion-proof PVC piping in water and wastewater systems—for real sustainability, strength and long-term asset management.
PVC piping is one of the world’s most-sustainable products, making it ideal for long-term use in underground infrastructure. It requires less energy and fewer resources to manufacture than old-technology materials, and its production creates virtually no waste. PVCPA has led the way in sustainability for the municipal market with the first ISO-compliant, peer-reviewed, industry-wide EPD in North America.
Richard Nichols, P.E.
U.S. CAD, a VinZero company
U.S. CAD, a VinZero company, helps forward-thinking AEC firms in mitigating risk and driving profit through digitalization with Autodesk AEC technology, innovative workflows and results-focused consulting for net-zero built environments. With a focus on bringing together knowledge and advice from around the world to deliver a thought-leadership framework, U.S. CAD, a VinZero company, assists customers with their technology and sustainability goals to combine profit and purpose. To learn more, visit www.uscad.com.
Virtuosity, Bentley’s eStore for practitioner licenses, provides your business with an easy and affordable way to purchase a wide variety of Bentley Systems applications bundled with customizable training. We call this bundle a Virtuoso Subscription, and it ensures your workforce can quickly learn the latest technology and workflows while minimizing downtime and project costs.
Virtuosity | Bentley Software Licenses and Customized Product Training
Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company that provides industry-leading software solutions used by professionals and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. www.bentley.com
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, LightRay and Pipe Lining Supply. 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.
Williams Form Engineering Corp.
With eight locations throughout the United States and Canada, Williams is well positioned to service the North American market and beyond. We put a strong emphasis on our outstanding customer service and take pride in our ability to adapt and accommodate our customers. The majority of our high-quality products are designed and manufactured in the United States and are always offered at competitive market pricing. Williams’ product lines are supported by Williams’ Engineering Department; engineered shop drawings, calculations, installation and testing equipment, and onsite technical assistance is available upon request. The success of your project is important to us! Trust Williams Form Engineering on your next project to ensure a successful outcome!
Xypex Chemical Corporation
Xypex Chemical Corporation manufactures a range of concrete waterproofing and repair products used in the construction or restoration of bridges, 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. Its non-soluble crystalline formation will not lose its adhesion, be punctured, tear or come apart at the seams, unlike membranes.
Xypex crystalline waterproofing is available as a coating (for positive or negative-side application), an admixture and dry-shake material for new slab construction.
Make field welds a thing of the past with Shuriken—better bolted connections that allow you to field bolt any application where access to both sides of a connection is limited. Shuriken allows you to pre-install a nut in the shop in hard-to-reach places, allowing you to field bolt what you would otherwise have to field weld. Because there are no labor-intensive and time-consuming field welds, and bolted connections require less-intensive field inspection, Shuriken can significantly speed up a project’s timeline. To learn more about what Shuriken can do for you, contact Chief Marketing Officer Rick Sebok.