Specification Section: 2023 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 or , 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.
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.
Applied Bolting Technology
Applied Bolting Technology produces Squirter 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 Squirter 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 as well as 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!
A division of Zekelman Industries
Steel Hollow Structural Sections
Build bigger, stronger and greener than ever before with Atlas Tube’s Jumbo HSS. Due to its higher strength-to-weight ratios, Jumbo HSS can support more load using less steel, allowing you to save time and resources by using fewer, stronger pieces of structural steel. Our ability to provide custom lengths also reduces fabrication time, cost, waste and embodied carbon on your next project. Atlas Tube HSS and Jumbo HSS are proudly manufactured with high-recycled-content steel in our North American facilities, which are among the cleanest and greenest tube factories in the world. To get the most out of your next design using HSS, contact Brad Fletcher, senior engineer of Atlas Tube.
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Bull Moose Tube
Founded in 1962, Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of proven experience providing customers with superior steel pipe and tube. Our enduring commitment to quality, innovation and service has made us one of the most respected names in our field and allowed us to grow into one of the largest producers of HSS and mechanical tubing in North America—and the market leader in sprinkler pipe. Our eight manufacturing facilities help ensure consistent product availability with industry-leading geographic reach, and our new Sinton, Texas, facility further expands the company’s product offerings in HSS, sprinkler pipe and pipe pile.
John W. Phillipp
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.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offers the most powerful mapping and location intelligence technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped environmental organizations monitor and visualize valuable resources in real time, improve their operations, and facilitate collaboration and sharing with the public. Because populations and habitats continue to grow and change, agencies are now increasingly turning to GIS to help ensure a healthy balance between humans and nature. Esri provides the software, training and guidance needed when working to restore, protect and preserve natural resources and the environment. Please visit go.esri.com/sustainable-engineering.
Heidelberg Materials is one of the largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions, and is the industry leader on the path to net-zero carbon and a circular economy. In North America, the company previously known as Lehigh Hanson now operates more than 450 locations under the Heidelberg Materials name. With nearly 9,000 employees, it has significant positions in cement, SCMs, aggregates and concrete, and is pushing for the digital transformation of the industry.
Developing precision sensors and software for 60 years, KISTERS helps agencies and consulting engineers continuously monitor water, weather and the environment to protect communities and infrastructure. Efficiently collect, secure, validate and optimize data from myriad sources including data partners, commercial raster/satellite and open data sources for real-time operations, continuous improvement and long-term planning. Integrate KISTERS IT with Esri GIS for advanced timeseries and spatial capabilities. Explore how local, county, state and federal agencies use our innovations to forecast water and weather risks, coordinate flood warnings, and sustain hydropower and clean water supplies.
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Dave Procyk, Hardware
North American Green
Erosion Control Material Design Software (ECMDS) is a powerful, easy-to-use web-based tool, providing guidance in the selection of site-specific erosion-control materials. ECMDS 7.0 ensures the proper evaluation and design for soil-loss prediction, product specification and project planning on slopes, channels, spillways and more. ECMDS 7.0 is a necessity for every engineer, designer and contractor who must comply with today’s strict erosion- and sediment-control regulations, while ensuring design protection from start to finish. www.nagreen.com or www.ecmds.com
Nucor Tubular Products
Nucor Tubular Products (NTP) is dedicated to defining the future of steel through commercial excellence and continual innovation. As our customers’ needs grow, so do our capabilities and the list of industries we are proud to serve. Steel is vital to the development and maintenance of America’s infrastructure, and Nucor is the largest, most-diverse supplier of infrastructure steels in the United States. With five HSS-producing mills across the United States, NTP provides one of the widest ranges of sizes and wall thicknesses of HSS in round, square and rectangular shapes. Our HSS is 100% recyclable, EAF melted and manufactured in the United States, and produced to meet the toughest requirements for tight tolerances, straightness and material consistency.
To learn more, please visit www.nucortubular.com.
PARTNERS IN SUSTAINABILITY
Partnering with Vulcraft early in the design process can help ensure you meet your sustainability goals while providing steel product solutions that make your projects stand out.
A HISTORY OF DECARBONIZATION
Vulcraft sources all of its steel requirements from Nucor’s circular steelmaking plants. Nucor has been successfully optimizing its carbon footprint for more than 50 years, producing an average recycled content greater than 75 percent via electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. Our experts understand your company’s sustainability needs and can provide detailed information on embodied carbon content for your sustainable project proposals.
PART OF THE NUCOR FAMILY
Vulcraft is proud to be part of Nucor, the largest and most diversified steel products company in North America. Nucor is dedicated to engineering a wide range of steel product lines, prioritizing safety and sustainability throughout the manufacturing process.
Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company and an industry leader in infrastructure solutions, has a suite of digital Stormwater Design Tools targeted at helping engineers, specifiers, regulators and contractors design and assess site-specific stormwater-management systems in an effortless and timely manner. What makes Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Design Tools different is that it offers an entire suite of solutions, from detention and treatment to green infrastructure and deep infiltration, all easily accessible in one dashboard. The Design Tools technology is self-service and easy-to-use with drag-and-drop functionality, meaning users can design on their own time, without worrying over time zones and deadlines. The result? Documents that can be seamlessly incorporated and easily submitted for project approval. Try it out for yourself:
Portland Cement Association
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is the premier policy, research, education and market-intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA supports sustainability, innovation and safety while fostering continuous improvement in cement manufacturing, distribution, infrastructure and economic growth.
PCA’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality lays out the vision of America’s cement manufacturers to reach carbon neutrality, starting at the cement plant and extending through the entire lifecycle of the built environment.
To meet the demands of building resilient infrastructure from concrete—the most used material on the planet after water—cement manufacturers are demonstrating to the world that industry can address climate change. Learn more about lower-carbon cement’s contribution to achieving a net-zero concrete future at www.greenercement.com. For more information on PCA, visit www.cement.org.
Introducing Presto Geo P3 – Your Project Planning Portal
Presto Geosystems is proud to introduce Presto Geo P3, a complimentary web-based suite of geotechnical calculation tools designed to support engineers, contractors and project owners in completing value-engineering evaluations using geocells, porous pavements and construction mats.
Presto Geo P3 also serves as a comprehensive resource hub. With access to a vast library of technical documents and product resources, you can deepen your industry knowledge, stay up-to-date with the latest product advancements and make more-informed decisions when it comes to your projects.
Designed to revolutionize project planning and execution, Presto Geo P3 empowers you to build smarter, faster and more sustainably. Start planning your next project today. www.prestogeop3.com
Harness the Power of Value Engineering
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, cementitious repair material and fast-acting grouts. Key products include the following:
• 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 the 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.
Structural Steel Software 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. Yield-Link moment connection and bracing connection 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.
To streamline analysis, design and detailing using the Simpson Strong-Tie Edge-Tie system, we have created software tools and a modeling guide to assist designers. Our supporting software can help you quickly plan, model and document complete designs according to your project’s unique specifications—while staying on time and within budget.
Solmax has grown through the acquisition of GSE, TenCate and Propex. It is the largest geotextile company in the world, acquiring 2,000 talented people. As the world leader in geosynthetics, our decades of engineering experience are built-in to every sustainable project. Geosynthetics plays a vital role in infrastructure, but getting the design specifications right is critical to the success of these solutions. Solmax offers a suite of online design tools and applications for drainage, roadway design, erosion control and geotechnical stability.
Solmax’s geosynthetics can be used in standard and specialized applications across industry sectors to contain, drain and protect. We are driven by the sustainability of geosynthetics and the resilience of high-performance engineering through stabilization and separation. Contact us for your next project at https://www.solmax.com/contact.
With 25-plus years in the market, the StormRax team at Plastic Solutions, Inc. has proven our commitment to designing durable and environmentally friendly Trash Racks and Debris Screening devices for green stormwater management systems.
Made in the USA from high-quality, fiberglass-reinforced structural HDPE, StormRax won’t rust or contaminate your system, even in the harshest of environments. The innovative design has proven to be strong, chemical- and UV-resistant, eco-friendly, and long-lasting.
When environmentally sensitive installations such as solar fields, parks and residential areas specify sustainable designs, we have solutions. StormRax’s innovative portfolio of trash racks and debris-screening devices are designed to fit most outfall structures in stormwater management systems. Visit our new website to see examples and access drawings for your projects.
StormTrap offers proven, leading-edge solutions for managing runoff, protecting waterways and improving the use of your property. We are committed to providing cost-effective, customized water-management solutions to engineers, owners and municipalities across North America and abroad. Whether you are concerned about water quality, detention, infiltration or water harvesting, StormTrap has a design that will reduce your footprint, accommodate site constraints, lower overall costs and meet your specific project needs. For further information on the complete line of StormTrap products—SingleTrap, DoubleTrap, ShallowTrap, StormSettler, SiteSaver, TrashTrap and PumpGuard—please visit www.stormtrap.com.
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.
A Mattr brand
For 40-plus years, Xerxes has designed and manufactured fiberglass storage tanks that provide reliable, secure underground storage for fuel, water and wastewater. A premiere North American composite brand, Xerxes’ most-recent expansion is its HydroChain stormwater-management product line. Our engineers, with decades of stormwater expertise, provide complete system designs for customers’ specific site requirements. Like all Mattr brands, Xerxes works to provide sustainable, high-performance products and solutions.
Mattr InfraTech delivers advanced material technology and complex manufacturing expertise through a diverse portfolio of brands. Mattr’s expert teams and strong partnerships provide sustainable solutions for the critical infrastructure our world needs. Mattr’s work started more than 50 years ago with the resources of Shawcor and continues to grow through the acquisition of market-leading brands like Xerxes.
ACO StormBrixx is a unique, patented, plastic geocellular stormwater management system. The system is designed for surface-water detention, retention, infiltration and reuse. Its versatility allows it to be used in applications across all construction environments as a standalone solution or as part of a sustainable drainage system.
StormBrixx stands out due to its modular design, high void ratio, structural strength, water-treatment capabilities, ease of inspection and maintenance, sustainable material usage, and comprehensive design support. These features make it a versatile and efficient stormwater management solution.
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.
Step inside the only circular structural supply chain
Structural steel is 93% recycled and 100% recyclable, making it a material that can be reused with no loss of quality for generations. Instead of going to the landfill or an incinerator, decommissioned bridges and buildings go right back into the supply chain to become steel again and again.
All structural shapes produced in the United States are made in electric arc furnaces, which use electricity to melt cars, refrigerators, demolished steel structures, and other scrap into new steel—your first car is probably a bridge or skyscraper right now.
Get an inside look at the recycling process with a VR tour of the Nucor-Yamato Steel plant in Blytheville, Ark., at aisc.org/circular.
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 135 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.
Bentley Systems provides a complete solution for DOTs, road agencies and engineering consultants 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 and sensors—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.
Boulderscape, Inc. installs structural and architectural shotcrete for the shoring industry. We install shotcrete over soil nail walls, soldier pile walls, sheet piles, rock bolts, caisson walls and gabion baskets. We’ve installed more than 14 million square feet of shotcrete nationwide.
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 we have been successfully delivering for more than 60 years.
With more than 3,500 employees from around the world and 12 plants, Canam has proudly participated in the construction of more than 300,000 buildings in North America.
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.
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.
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As extreme weather events grow in frequency and intensity, utilities are exploring new technologies that can adjust to changing environmental conditions without sacrificing efficiency. Duperon Corporation introduced the FlexRake IQ2 in response to this industry-wide need, which features a Smart Bar Screen with added hydraulic capacity that automatically responds to changing conditions in the channel, first by increasing the speed of the raking system. If speed alone doesn’t satisfy the high-flow conditions, it then has the ability to adjust the size of the openings, handling 40% more flow while capturing fine screen debris, all without operator intervention.
DuraFuse Frames are the most resilient and economical prequalified steel moment frames. Seismic energy is dissipated in a replaceable fuse without beam or column damage, minimizing post-earthquake repair cost and duration. Our full-scale laboratory and shake-table tests demonstrate performance that exceeds the standards. Our engineers collaborate with your design team to develop resilient design options for new construction or retrofit projects.
For your next project, get the “DuraFuse Frames Difference.” Reduce total steel tonnage, simplify fabrication and rapidly erect the frame while improving building resilience through repairability. Ensure that your building is ready for the next earthquake and to be re-occupied quickly afterward. A resilient building is a sustainable building.
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. www.slenderwall.com
2. Easi-Set Buildings: highly resilient all-precast concrete modular buildings. www.easisetbuildings.com
3. Beach Prisms: parabolic coastal erosion control barriers. www.beachprisms.com
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.
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.
Founded in 2013, Fathom gives risk management professionals the most scientifically robust tools and intelligence to understand the climate’s impact on water risk. By publishing cutting-edge peer-reviewed academic research and applying it to real-world challenges, Fathom powers better decision making for civil engineering, corporate risk, disaster response and government. Fathom’s dedicated team of scientists harness their passion for innovation and the environment to develop rigorous catastrophe models and comprehensive mapping and geospatial data that make a real-world difference to customers and communities worldwide.
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 bridges.
Gorman-Rupp is now offering the NEW Eradicator Plus solids-reduction technology for 3-inch (75 mm), 4-inch (100 mm) and 6-inch (150 mm) Super T Series self-priming centrifugal pumps. Eradicator Plus products were designed for the most-aggressive applications in the municipal, industrial and agricultural markets.
For liquids containing trash bags, wipes, mop heads, hair, industrial by-products and agricultural wastes, Eradicator Plus pumps are ideal when cutting and tearing of organic solids entering the pump is required.
For new Super T Series pump installations, complete units are available in cast-iron construction. Eradicator Plus upgrade kits are available for Super T Series pumps currently installed in the field. Based on existing product model number, kits will include all components needed to make an easy onsite conversion.
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.
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 United States 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.
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 www.keystonewalls.com/softwareresources.
The Ultimate Solution for Concrete Durability
One of our flagship products, Hard-Cem, is a cutting-edge concrete admixture that enhances abrasion and erosion resistance, elevating the durability, lifespan and sustainability of concrete structures. Featuring a unique metal-mineral microstructure, Hard-Cem enables the creation of high-performance, low-carbon concrete without the need for additional floor treatments.
The benefits of Hard-Cem are profound. By significantly reducing replacement and repair requirements, this revolutionary admixture more than doubles the wear life of concrete, resulting in a remarkable decrease in the concrete’s embodied carbon footprint over its lifetime. With Hard-Cem, you can achieve outstanding durability while contributing to a greener, more-sustainable future.
Connect with a Kryton representative today.
LeJeune Bolt Company
LeJeune Bolt Company is the inventor and exclusive supplier of the Torque and Angle (TNA) Fastening System, a revolutionary system that combines a new grade of structural bolt, 144ksi, with an installation tool that uses torque and angle to achieve consistently, reliable tension. The TNA bolts meet the requirements of ASTM F3148 and can be specified for use on current or upcoming projects.
Along with the TNA Fastening System, LeJeune Bolt is a full-service supplier of structural products and tools to the steel construction industry throughout the world.
Maccaferri is a global engineering solutions company renowned for its innovative and sustainable products addressing civil, geotechnical and environmental challenges.
Maccaferri’s “Green Terramesh” solution integrates wire-mesh facing units and soil reinforcement with vegetation for erosion control and stability. This modular system reduces material use, promotes biodiversity and aids carbon sequestration. Its durability and stormwater-management capabilities enhance sustainability. Adaptable and visually pleasing, Green Terramesh harmonizes with natural surroundings, embodying Maccaferri’s commitment to eco-friendly engineering and sustainable construction practices.
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/.
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 (AISI) “Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel.”
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.
Founded in the late 1970s, Penetron developed cementitious waterproofing products and additives to create an optimal crystalline technology. Today, the Penetron System of products is sold around the world in more than 100 countries through qualified applicators and distributors. The know-how and experience gained during the last 40-plus years has enabled Penetron to offer a broad range of concrete solutions, including crystalline waterproofing, waterstops and liquid sealers. The Penetron System has been proven effective on countless major projects worldwide. The technical excellence of the products and a knowledgeable and dependable team of people have made the company the industry leader.
Plastics Pipe Institute
Plastic piping systems are a sustainable and environmentally responsible choice that will serve generations to come. They are energy efficient during manufacturing and provide peak protection from contamination during service. Strong, durable, lightweight and flexible, these piping systems require significantly less energy to fabricate, transport and install than metal or concrete alternatives. With superior resistance to corrosion and abrasion, plastic piping systems also supply long service life, excellent joint performance and offer leak-free protection—all adding up to exceptional value. Plastic piping systems decrease energy consumption, conserve water, improve drinking-water quality and reduce emissions. Additional information, including technical reports, data and case-history examples, can be found at each PPI division: Building & Construction, Drainage, Energy Piping Systems, Municipal & Industrial, and Power & Communications, by first clicking on www.plasticpipe.org.
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; 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
Rhino Carbon Fiber
Rhino Carbon Fiber is an industry leader in concrete crack repair and structural strengthening, providing strong, efficient and easy-to-use products. Rhino Carbon Fiber continues to innovate, creating cost- and labor-effective concrete repair and strengthening solutions.
Rhino Carbon Fiber CFRP is one of the highest-quality products available today, and all our products are engineered, tested and quality controlled to meet and exceed the technical requirements of your project. Rhino Carbon Fiber CFRP can be used in a variety of applications for concrete crack repair and structural strengthening.
Carbon fiber is lightweight, easy-to-install, strong (10x stronger than steel) and non-corrosive; it also can be easily painted over or covered with a finishing product for aesthetic appeal.
SAINT-GOBAIN Construction Chemicals offers cement additives and concrete admixtures through the combined solutions of CHRYSO and GCP. The integration of the two companies creates a vast depth of R&D expertise and technical know-how, alongside recent technologies for sustainable construction that help reduce energy consumption, lower the carbon footprint of cements and concrete, and foster the circular economy.
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.
Sixense provides a distinct spread of tools that improves knowledge of infrastructure condition through asset-management software, sensor technology and instrumentation as well as nondestructive testing. Our integrated solutions unify inspections and monitoring data to optimize infrastructure management and decision processes. BeyondAsset is our software that optimizes bridge and asset inspections as well as management of any infrastructure. EverSense and BeyondMonitoring systems are turnkey instrumentation deliveries used for monitoring anything from a single bridge or tunnel to large infrastructure networks. EverScan is a unique portfolio of nondestructive measurement methods focusing on cable and post-tensioned structures.
Sprayroq’s SprayShield Green is a bio-based polyurethane lining for protecting a multitude of municipal water and wastewater assets. SprayShield Green is perfect for use in preserving above-grade water infrastructure, along with underground assets where groundwater or hydrostatic pressure is not an issue. Application surfaces include wet wells, manholes, water tanks, lift stations, tunnels, pump housings and more. SprayShield Green is a renewably sourced and environmentally sustainable solution that is completely VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) free, created without the use of solvents or other harmful components that may damage the environment. SprayShield Green’s quick-curing, industry-leading return-to-service time allows contractors to complete their work faster and better, while asset managers save money. Combined with Sprayroq’s quality guarantee and customer-centered approach, SprayShield Green is the ultimate sustainable solution for ensuring your municipal assets and our environment are protected for the future.
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.
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.
Headquartered in Bristol, Va., Strongwell currently operates more than 70 pultrusion machines within four facilities in North America.
As a world-recognized leader in designing and pultruded structural fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) shapes, Strongwell continues to offer multiple product lines for new and retrofit applications. Engineers use lifecycle assessment studies, Strongwell’s corrosion-resistance guide, and design guides to build flood-protection, wastewater controls, thermal breaks, continuous cladding attachment supports, living (green) roof systems, structural concrete reinforcements, acoustic management and chemical-processing structures.
Each product is designed with corrosion resistance in mind and to outperform traditional construction materials.
Sustainable Paving Systems
Grasscrete offers a pervious concrete system that maintains a solid, drivable surface. Grasscrete provides structural integrity adequate for supporting the weight of a 114,000-pound fire apparatus or a 103,000-pound fully loaded vacuum maintenance truck. Overflow and industrial parking lots where surface drainage can be beneficial as well as roadway shoulders and embankments—capable of draining at rates of up to 480 inches per hour with 100% retention of water with the right design—are all opportunities to consider Grasscrete. Grasscrete is the ideal solution for solving stormwater issues by offering year-round access for applications requiring real structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of the exterior landscaping and/or the percolation of stormwater and irrigation runoff back into the ground.
Symetri creates and provides technology solutions and services for design, manufacturing, construction and facility operations in the private and public sector. We empower organizations to work smarter for a better future by ensuring access to expertise and technology to improve overall business performance and achieve sustainability outcomes. Our aim is to build long-term relationships with clients and make technology easier to implement and use.
As the largest global Autodesk partner with divisions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, Symetri has 250,000 daily software users and 1,000 employees worldwide. Our success in the United States is driven by a team of more than 400 full-time consultants, and the nation’s largest and most-experienced group of AECO technology professionals.
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.
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 as well as 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.
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.
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.
Xypex Chemical Corporation
Xypex Chemical Corporation is a global leader in concrete waterproofing and repair products, with more than 50 years of proven excellence and a presence in more than 90 countries.
Our crystalline technology ensures permanent waterproofing and extended service life for diverse projects, even under varying construction conditions, including water and sewage infrastructure, foundations, tunnels and more.
Xypex crystalline waterproofing integrates into the concrete matrix, filling and sealing pores, capillaries and hairline cracks. Available as a coating (for positive or negative-side application), admixture and dry-shake, Xypex products offer resistance to high hydrostatic pressure, self-healing properties, chemical resistance, cost savings and extended concrete service life, making it the optimal choice for reliable and permanent concrete solutions.