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Cement shortage taking its toll on Minnesota projects

Brian Ethridge - Oct 29, 2014

Cement shortage taking its toll on Minnesota projects

Construction projects in Minnesota are struggling to get done in a timely manner due to a cement shortage. CBS Minnesota reports the shortage is due to flooding from the spring, and some problems at cement plants down south. "We have a problem ...

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Why repair cracks when you can avoid them altogether?

Tom Kuennen - Sep 10, 2014

Why repair cracks when you can avoid them altogether?

Fibers in concrete bridges controls cracks High-performance, fiber-reinforced concrete controls cracks and provides satisfactory bond strengths in bridge deck construction, say Levon C. Hoomes, E.I.T., Celik Ozyildirim, Ph.D., P.E., principal research scientist, and Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., associate director, Virginia ...

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A crack-resistant road? You better believe it!

Tom Kuennen - Sep 04, 2014

A crack-resistant road? You better believe it!

Stress-absorbing membrane interlayer in Rural Nevada In Washoe County, Nev. County Highway 447 was improved by cold in-place recycling, placement of a fiber-reinforced SAMI, and finished with a Type III slurry surfacing as the final wearing surface instead of a costly ...

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A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of repair

Tom Kuennen - Aug 29, 2014

A road without fibers is a road soon to be in need of repair

New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance performance, replace fine matter, and in the case of concrete, control shrinkage cracking and keep deicing salts away from reinforcing ...

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Elderly woman destroys newly poured road

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

Elderly woman destroys newly poured road

An elderly woman caused $10,000 worth of damage when she drove through 50 feet of newly poured cement in the 25th Street construction zone in Fargo, North Dakota. The 78-year-old woman was southbound when she got confused by road signs, took a wrong ...

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IDEAL Tri-Bore hole saw cuts through virtually anything

Brian Ethridge - Aug 18, 2014

IDEAL Tri-Bore hole saw cuts through virtually anything

IDEAL Tri-Bore multi-purpose hole saw claims to cut through virtually any construction material, including cement. Tri-Bore hole saws are compatible with standard battery-powered tools or fixed stationary machines. Its diamond-sharpened carbide teeth are larger than traditional hole saws for improved speed, cleaner cutting ...

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Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Brian Ethridge - Aug 12, 2014

Holcim and Lafarge detail Brazilian disposal plans

Holcim and Lafarge have announced the activities they plan to offload in Brazil in order to gain antitrust approval for their merger to create the largest cement maker in the world. The Swiss and French companies plan to sell several assets, including three ...

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PCA: Cement consumption likely to grow steadily over next 5 years

Wayne Grayson - May 29, 2014

PCA: Cement consumption likely to grow steadily over next 5 years

Despite data that suggests the economic recovery in the U.S. is slowing down, Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist Ed Sullivan says he still believes construction and cement consumption will steadily grow over the next five years. The economic causes of ...

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To Prevent Failure, Begin with Better Bases

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

To Prevent Failure,  Begin with Better Bases

Fatigue cracking usually links to inadequate road foundations By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Fatigue cracking in bituminous pavements is experienced by the public so often that it is considered just part of driving. Motorists endure it and assume it’s just part of ...

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Petrocon launches national tire program for its members

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 11, 2011

Petrocon Corp. has launched a national tire program to its members. In the first month of introduction, nearly 200 members enrolled into the program, by a world’s top tire producer.  With the program, Petrocon members become part of a 24/7, emergency ...

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ACI presenting Florida Concrete & Products Association with Distinguished Achievement Award

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2011

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will present its Distinguished Achievement Award to the Florida Concrete & Products Association (FC&PA) at the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. During the convention’s opening session on Sunday, April 3, at 5:15 p.m., the ...

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CalCIMA calls for conference papers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2010

Paper proposals related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready mixed concrete, cement and asphalt industries for the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)2010 Education Conference are are being accepted. Proposals are being accepted in all segments of the industry; aggregate ...

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