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2011-05-05 00:00:30

James Instruments Inc. awarded the 2011 James Instruments Award to Ph.D. Seong- Hoon Kee at the American Concrete Institute's annual spring conference. (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 James Instruments Inc. manufacturer of the world's most advanced Non Destructive Test Equipment for construction materials exhibited at the ACI spring convention April 3rd to the 7th, 2011. James Instruments Inc has exhibited at the ACI conventions since 1999. The company has found the convention an exciting place to...

2011-04-27 14:02:28

Today there is an extensive heritage of reinforced concrete buildings in the Basque Country, which hardly existed a century ago. Ms Maialen Sagarna, lecturer in Architecture at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), studied the evolution and development of the "most revolutionary material of the 20th century" in Gipuzkoa. She focused on the features of buildings constructed with reinforced concrete decade by decade, and explained how and why this material was used at any given time....

2011-04-19 14:30:00

RESTON, Va., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest options in clay brick offer increasingly green benefits for more sustainable homes that can help homeowners save on major household costs. Naturally organic with virtually no waste, brick helps lower energy costs and upkeep through a maintenance-free exterior that offers superior durability, moisture control, termite resistance, proven stability and enduring beauty. Often incorporating recycled content, brick options including...

2011-03-31 08:00:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its second quarter 2011 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's second quarter financial results at 8:30 a.m. ET on that same day. The conference call can be accessed on the Company's website at http://investor.insteel.com/ and will be archived for replay. About Insteel...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

In preparation for the second quarter demand of concrete shelters for projects, we have increased our inventory and added a regional sales manager to our staff. CellSite Solutions, LLC exceeded first quarter sales projections by more then 20% and is becoming one of the most recognized providers of used concrete equipment shelters in the industry. West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 In preparation for the second quarter demand of concrete shelters for projects, CellSite Solutions, LLC...

2011-03-17 00:12:28

In the business of concrete making, what's old"”even ancient"”is new again. Almost 1,900 years ago, the Romans built what continues to be the world's largest unreinforced solid concrete dome in the world"”the Pantheon. The secret, probably unknown to the Emperor Hadrian's engineers at the time, was that the lightweight concrete used to build the dome had set and hardened from the inside out. This internal curing process enhanced the material's strength, durability,...

2011-02-18 07:10:00

WENDELL, N.C., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortrans Inc. announces an industry first. The Poli-Cut pH control system: a self-contained portable pH control system for the concrete polishing, grinding and cutting industries. The Poli-Cut pH control system is used to lower the pH of the process water produced in these types of operations so that the water can be safely discharged without polluting the environment. Concrete is polished and ground with diamond abrasives using water as a...

2011-02-02 00:00:40

Half-Size and Wedge-Shaped Pavers Make it Easier to Install Curves and Patterns with Clean Edges, Smooth Lines, Uniform Spacing Minneapolis (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 VAST ® Enterprises, the material science research and manufacturing company that invented composite masonry as a green alternative to clay brick and concrete pavers, announced the introduction of its new VAST Composite Detail Pavers. These wedge-shaped and half-size pavers are accessory pieces that complement 4x8-inch VAST...

2011-01-18 00:00:40

PPK, Inc., the contractor industry's source for Concrete Treat: Concrete Sealer and Blanket, has seen significant growth in the their first year of business, including several new distributors, membership in the Better Business Bureau, and many new products on the horizon. Branford, CT (PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Local concrete sealer product company celebrates one year of growth by joining the Better Business Bureau. The fast-growing company PPK, Inc. has benchmarked its first year in the...

2011-01-04 15:15:00

Nearly one year after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Republic of Haiti, engineering and concrete experts at Georgia Tech report that concrete and other debris in Port-au-Prince can be safely and inexpensively recycled into strong new construction material. In a paper published today in the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, researchers Reginald R. DesRoches, Kimberly E. Kurtis and Joshua J. Gresham say that they have made new concrete, from recycled rubble and other indigenous...


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