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2011-01-03 05:55:00

BEIJING, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Infrastructure Construction Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHNC) ("CHNC" or the "Company"), a major U.S.-listed provider of ready-mix concrete headquartered in Beijing, today announced an update on the new concrete mixing tower at its Beijing Yizhuang batching station. Concrete production from the new tower, which was installed in April 2010 and began production in May 2010, made up 25.6% of total output for the Company's Beijing...

2010-12-30 07:30:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its first quarter 2011 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's first 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...

2010-12-05 00:13:46

Stone Panels' offers a dynamic solution for building renovations Coppell, Texas (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 A Coppell, Texas, firm recently transformed a vacant warehouse in Toronto into a modern, attractive banking center with a process that is quickly becoming a major resource in commercial renovations. Stone Panels Inc. of Coppell overclad deteriorating split face masonry with StoneLite® Gascogne Beige Limestone. StoneLite® is lightweight reinforced natural stone that has been...

2010-11-24 17:24:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterchem Industries, maker of KILZ® brand products, announces the launch of KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer, a high-performance product that allows priming and painting of masonry surfaces just days after application. KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer is an alkali resistant primer that can be used on recently poured masonry and stucco surfaces. This new primer from the KILZ brand enables painting professionals to prime and paint...

2010-11-22 07:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The various methods of protecting concrete are explored by Joseph Nabih, Technical Manager, Sika Gulf at MEED's Middle East Roads, Bridges and Tunnels conference today at Westin Hotel, Dubai. He highlighted various challenges and solutions for concrete protection with a focus on Hydrophobic Impregnations. Hydrophobic Impregnation is a proven concrete protection technology that prevents water ingress into concrete structures thus decreasing the...

2010-11-12 15:38:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterchem Industries, maker of KILZ® brand products announced the launch of KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer at select Lowe's stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas. KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer is an alkali resistant primer that can be used on recently poured masonry and stucco surfaces. This new primer from the KILZ brand enables painting professionals to prime and paint masonry surfaces just...

2010-10-26 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Wash., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lythic Solutions has achieved a major advance in stain protection for exposed concrete floors, it was announced today by Lythic Solutions president David Loe. Lythic SPD Protector utilizes a new protection technology that significantly increases concrete's resistance to stains, acid etching, and liquid penetration. It has been proved in third-party laboratory testing and in the field. "We believe this is a game-changing product," stated Loe. "It...

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2010-10-05 14:56:52

Spanish and Scottish researchers have added wool fibers to the clay material used to make bricks and combined these with an alginate, a natural polymer extracted from seaweed. The result is bricks that are stronger and more environmentally-friendly, according to the study published recently in the journal Construction and Building Materials. "The objective was to produce bricks reinforced with wool and to obtain a composite that was more sustainable, non-toxic, using abundant local materials,...

2010-10-01 12:00:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIN) today announced that its fourth quarter 2010 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's fourth 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...

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2010-09-28 14:18:12

By Dave Guerin, Louisiana Tech University Geopolymer concrete, an innovative and environmentally-friendly building material developed at Louisiana Tech University's Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), will be featured in a transportation exhibition taking place at the Detroit Science Center. Developed by Dr. Erez Allouche, research director for the TTC, and his team, geopolymer concrete is an emerging class of cementitious materials that utilize "fly ash", one of the most abundant industrial...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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