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2013-08-26 23:23:50

The immense tidal surges, high winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy closed down West Shore Road, causing a disruption to the local economies and livelihoods of the people in these communities. The road needed a solution so it could be fixed both quickly and soundly—that solution was Stone Strong Systems. Bayville, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 On October 29, 2012, the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island with a vengeance causing major beach erosion along the island’s...

2013-08-26 08:23:51

Innovative Low CO2 Concrete Mixes Saved 108.7 Million Pounds of CO2 Emissions Across Six Schools; Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete Cut Construction Schedule by 30% for Billy Earl Dade Middle School EULESS, Texas, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Redi-Mix, LLC, a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR), today announced that it delivered its sustainable, low-CO(2 )concrete to six Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) schools, for a net savings of 108.7 million pounds...

2013-08-21 23:29:06

Prince William Hospital and UCSD Telemedicine Center Benefit from Hycrete V1000 CARLSTADT, N.J. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, is proud to highlight the completion of two signature projects utilizing Hycrete V1000 to protect floor finishes from moisture vapor. Hycrete V1000 (formerly Hycrete System V), was created in response to demand from architects and contractors for a warranted system that would...

2013-08-21 08:21:35

Dry Anaerobic Digester Turns Organic Waste Into Electricity and High-Quality Compost SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Concrete, a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ-USCR), and the leader in delivering low-CO(2) concrete to the San Francisco Bay Area, along with Jos. J. Albanese, a leading Bay Area concrete contractor, today announced that they developed several innovative concrete solutions to address the aggressive specifications required by the Zero Waste...

2013-08-15 23:19:04

Rigby’s Family Entertainment Complex premier concrete contractor, Bryan Birdwell, placed almost 22,000 square feet of joint-free skating rink floor reinforced with FORTA-FERRO® synthetic macro fibers, and won a world-record Golden Trowel award in the process. Warner Robins, GA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 H igh-fiber column-line floor applications have over 13 years of U.S. project experience, the first of which was placed in the spring of 2000. Though the concept is quite new to many...

First Foundation Poured For MeerKAT Antenna
2013-08-15 09:45:00

Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa Each of MeerKAT's 64 antennas will stand firmly on a bed of concrete and steel The concrete for the first MeerKAT antenna foundation was poured yesterday (Wednesday 14 August 2013) at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo. This is the first of 64 similar foundations that will be constructed for this telescope over the next nine months. Each foundation consists of 78 m³ concrete and 9 tons of steel. "Designing a foundation for a high-tech telescope...

2013-08-09 08:23:01

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- West Chester-based Contech Engineered Solutions and Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Terre Hill Concrete Products have announced an expanded strategic agreement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120208/CL49625LOGO) Contech Engineered Solutions and Terre Hill entered a strategic agreement in 2012 that granted Contech exclusive selling rights of Terre Hill's concrete stormwater detention and infiltration systems in the Eastern...

2013-08-07 23:23:14

Foundation Armor opens up industrial line of concrete repair products to homeowners. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Foundation Armor's extensive line of concrete repair products, which were previously only sold to licensed contractors, have been made available to homeowners in conveniently packed Do-It-Yourself kits through FoundationArmor.com. Foundation Armor manufactures repair products for every type of interior or exterior concrete crack. Which concrete repair method is best depends...

2013-08-06 12:28:50

Higher Building Standards Aligned with Goals of Obama's Climate Action Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Sandy batters the Jersey shore; a tornado rips through Oklahoma; wildfires destroy forest in Arizona. All these major disasters have happened within the last year and caused billions in damages. In 2012 alone, 47 states received federal major disaster declarations, triggering a use of federal funds for relief efforts. When a federal disaster...

2013-07-23 23:25:28

Foundation Armor releases a new line of waterproofing sealers and concrete coatings. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Foundation Armor announced Monday their official release of a new line of concrete waterproofing sealers and concrete coatings. Their new line is targeted towards professional contractors but made available to homeowners through their website, foundationarmor.com. Foundation Armor's extensive line of concrete waterproofing sealers and coatings is as follows: PENETRATING...