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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...

2010-09-22 12:17:00

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Concrete Contractor, the leading business information resource for concrete contractors, announced today its Contractors' Choice Top Products of 2010. Top winners are recognized by readers based on interest and inquiries over the past year. "Having the right tool or product is key to meeting production deadlines, providing high quality workmanship and ensuring budgets are met," says Editor Rebecca Wasieleski. "The 25 products named Top...

2010-09-21 12:53:00

CROYDON, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers will receive Professional Development Hours at the upcoming Oldcastle Precast plant tour, pipe demonstration and live equipment presentation with featured guest speaker, Jack Lettiere, former New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner. Mr. Lettiere's presentation will highlight a one-day event entitled "Performance Based Infrastructure" to be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at Oldcastle Precast located...

2010-07-06 09:00:00

Portland Cement Association-Sponsored Ads Inform Motorists About the Benefits of Choosing Concrete MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout July and into August, motorists will experience delays along the I-94 corridor due to the third asphalt resurfacing in the last two decades. In what is an already congested artery in the Twin Cities, these delays will impact morning and evening commutes for those traveling in and out of the Minneapolis metro area. The Portland...

2010-07-06 10:58:00

MOUNT AIRY, N.C., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIN) today announced that its third quarter 2010 earnings conference call will be webcast live over the internet on Thursday, July 22, 2010 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...

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2010-07-06 09:39:17

Road surfaces can make a big contribution to local air purity. This conclusion can be drawn from the first test results on a road surface of air purifying concrete. This material reduces the concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 25 to 45 percent, said Prof. Jos Brouwers in his inaugural lecture last Friday. The tests were carried out in the municipality of Hengelo, where the busy Castorweg road was resurfaced last fall. As part of the project, around 1,000 square meters of the road's...

2010-05-28 15:55:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend, millions of travelers will take to U.S. highways to begin the unofficial start of summer. Few of these drivers and their passengers will pause to consider the road they are driving on -- unless they run over a pothole or get slowed down by a construction project. But every trekker should pay close attention since, as taxpayers, they foot the bill for highway repaving projects. The State of West Virginia has been addressing the...

2010-05-24 14:45:50

Efforts to extend the life of structures and reduce repair costs have led engineers to develop "smart materials" that have self-healing properties, but many of these new materials are difficult to commercialize. A new self-healing concrete developed and tested by a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, however, may prove to be cost-effective. Michelle Pelletier, a URI master's degree candidate from Woonsocket, embedded a microencapsulated sodium silicate healing agent directly...

2010-05-21 10:46:00

SAUGUS, Mass., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries Northeast (AINE) today received a 2010 Green Award for Innovation at the Career Business Summit. Earlier this year, Aggregate Industries already received the prestigious Green-Star Certification from the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) http://www.nrmca.org at numerous plants nationwide, including ones in Grafton and Waltham, Massachusetts and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The awards, which were given by the Boston...

2010-05-17 07:07:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Leader in concrete accessories, Meadow Burke, recently announced their latest development, the MB Tuff Chair. The new and uniquely designed product simplifies the rebar installation process for Meadow Burke Customers. Steve Brown, Director of Business Development for Meadow Burke explains "The new MB Tuff Chairs really are the best products on the market right now. We've specifically engineered them for strength, durability, recoverability and...