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2011-09-26 07:00:00

To service it's customers in South America as well as other area's of the world, James Instruments Inc. launches Spanish language web site. (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 James Instruments Inc., the leading manufacturer of Non-Destructive Testing equipment for the construction and other coarse grained materials, primarily concrete announces the official launch of its Spanish language website to support its Customers and Distributors in Latin America and other area's of the Spanish speaking...

Engineers Test Effects Of Fire On Steel Structures, Nuclear Plant Design
2011-09-04 05:54:43

  Ten years after 9/11, researchers at Purdue University are continuing work that could lead to safer steel structures such as buildings and bridges and also an emerging type of nuclear power plant design. "I want people to understand that in the last 10 years we've not been quiet," said Amit Varma, a Purdue associate professor of civil engineering. "We've been working to make structures better and safer." The researchers are using a custom heating system and a specialized...

2011-07-26 06:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Not too many people wake up and shout, "Concrete! I see concrete in my house design and today's the day to make it happen!" "Concrete has a bad rap. It's so common we barely notice it. It has industrial connotations. It's also the thing you skinned your knee on as a kid when you fell off your bike," says Philadelphia Interior Designer Donna Hoffman, (http://www.interiorsbydonnahoffman.com). "Speaking in the most 'concrete' terms, concrete may...

2011-07-12 18:00:00

VENTURA, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roklin Systems, Inc. announces the tenth anniversary of its FloMix asphalt repair and FlexSet concrete repair products. To celebrate the milestone of these fast-setting, long-lasting polyurethane products, Roklin is announcing an iPad2 Giveaway at www.roklinsystems.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/LA34136LOGO) FloMix and FlexSet are improved offspring of polymer products that were used by NATO in the early 1980s to...

2011-06-30 01:18:08

In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) assigned the grade "D" to the overall quality of infrastructure in the U.S. and said that ongoing evaluation and maintenance of structures was one of five key areas necessary for improving that grade. Since that time, federal stimulus funds have made it possible for communities to repair some infrastructure, but the field of high-tech, affordable methods for the continual monitoring of structures remains in its infancy. Instead, most...

2011-06-21 15:00:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced that its third quarter 2011 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET following the release of the Company's third 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 Insteel...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.