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GRAVITY: It Just Works—Massive Concrete Blocks Resolve Detention-Basin Challenges

October 13, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Houston’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 17 is clumsily named, but its mission is admirably clear: per the organization’s website, TIRZ 17 is a “local government corporation created to aid, assist and act on behalf of…

American Concrete Institute Announces New Structural Concrete Specifications

July 22, 2016 - in Corporate, News

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 22, 2016 – The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of two important new documents for concrete industry…

New Arup Exhibition Explores Concrete

July 15, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate

Arup’s latest exhibition 'Concrete Inspirations' celebrates the innovative use of reinforced concrete in architecture, art and engineering. The exhibition…

Strut Efficiency-Based Design for Concrete Deep Beams Reinforced with FRP Bars

July 14, 2016 - in Uncategorized

In practice, concrete deep beams are commonly used when designing transfer girders or bridge bents (Photo 1). These elements are exposed to aggressive environments in northern climates, which cause the steel bars to corrode. So, researchers have examined the…

Dan Eckenrode Named New Executive Director at PCI Gulf South

July 8, 2016 - in People

CHICAGO, July 8, 2016—The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced that Dan Eckenrode has been named as the new executive director of its Gulf South Region, serving the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Eckenrode has more than…

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publication on Insulating Concrete Forms

July 6, 2016 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 6, 2016—The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of an important new publication for concrete industry professionals—ACI 560R-16 Report on Design and Construction with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). This…

Taking the Drag Out of Industrial Pumping

July 1, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate

A new CSIRO technology that takes the energy-sapping ‘drag’ out of industrial pumping has been adopted by major mining company Glencore’s Minara Resources following a successful full-scale trial. The drag reduction technology can save mining companies…

Concrete 2029 Continues Building to the Future

June 29, 2016 - in Corporate

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 28, 2016—Spearheaded by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and facilitated by the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC), Concrete 2029 was recently launched as a strategic initiative to develop…

Concrete Made from Dried Sewage Sludge

June 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Disposing sludge left over from treating sewage water is a major challenge for wastewater plants in Malaysia. While studies show that the volume of sludge is expected to rise, disposal options are limited due to strict environmental regulations, including…

Oldcastle Precast Enclosure Solutions – Napoleon, Ohio Attains Over One Million Man Hours without a Lost -Time Accident

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate

NAPOLEON, Ohio, June 2016—Oldcastle Precast announced today that its Enclosure’s Napoleon, Ohio operation has reached a major safety milestone, one million man hours with no lost days from work. Oldcastle Precast Enclosure - Napoleon’s achievement of…