Latest Reinforced concrete Stories

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...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.