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2014-01-30 16:27:16

NEW HOLLAND, Pa., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Year-end 2013 financial numbers for Superior Walls of America show a 19 percent growth for the company over 2012. The precast concrete manufacturer also anticipates an additional double-digit percentage increase during 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/MN55568) "The housing market recovery accounts for about 70 percent of the growth increase for our company this past year," says Keith Weller, CFO of Superior Walls...

2014-01-23 23:30:24

This new white paper details why Nippon Electric Glass America, a leading manufacturer and materials supplier to the Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) Industry, selected an ultrafine pumice pozzolan (Hess UltraPozz) as the ideal supplementary cementitious material to improve its GFRC products. The paper also explains the process by which two naturally incompatible materials—glass fibers and portland cement—are made to work together to create this enduring, versatile, and widely...

2014-01-22 12:27:53

Flagship Publication for Structural Concrete to be Easier to Use and Understand FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, is finalizing a completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. ACI 318 is one of the most essential and valuable standards with respect to the design of concrete...

2013-09-27 08:26:38

Award-winning light gauge steel provider teams with NYC's Tonetti Associates Architects to use materials best suited to Haiti's environmental conditions LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Sky Building Systems, a company recognized for its innovations in residential light-gauge steel construction, announced today that its steel frame system is being used for a new health clinic in Haiti - the company's first non-residential project, and its first one overseas. (Photo:...

2013-04-17 08:31:56

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Concrete, a U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ-USCR) company, today announced that it supplied its concrete mix designs for three new San Francisco Bay Area projects - the recently opened Exploratorium in San Francisco, Devil's Slide Tunnel and Bridges, and Stanford's Bing Concert Hall. San Francisco Exploratorium - Grand Opening April 17, 2013San Francisco's New Exploratorium, with its 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space...

2012-07-22 22:20:14

DUBAI, UAE, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - American University of Sharjah study rates BASF's Rheocrete 222+ top steel corrosion inhibitor The American University of Sharjah (AUS), a nationally and internationally accredited educational institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has conducted a trial to test the effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors used in steel-reinforced concrete in construction. Rheocrete 222+, a combined waterproofer and organic corrosion...

2012-04-25 11:36:40

Engineer Pello Larrinaga Alonso has studied the positive effects of an innovative inorganic-based composite called Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM). The results have been gathered in a Doctoral Thesis developed in Tecnalia and presented publically in the Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao, UPV/EHU. Reinforced concrete is a basic material in the modern Western society. Blocks of flats, pavements, flyovers, underpasses, and even benches“¦ are some of the elements made of reinforced...

2011-11-12 22:00:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Precast Concrete Company LLC, the largest precast manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, announced the achievement of a key construction milestone ahead of programme, with the completion of the Villas' Precast Works of Village 2 (1059 villas) at Al Falah Community Development. In parallel, the precast works in Village 3 (1010 villas) is well under progress with 60% completed. (Photo:...

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...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

SlabTekâ“ž¢ has added Austin, Texas as the latest city using SlabTek's suspended reinforced concrete slab. Unlike traditional suspended reinforced concrete slabs, SlabTekâ“ž¢ utilizes a totally exclusive method of pouring a flat slab on top of the ground and then raising the slab to a desired height above the ground, thus isolating the foundation from future soil movement. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2011...