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Construction company called out for substandard concrete

Brian Ethridge - Oct 15, 2014

Construction company called out for substandard concrete

The state of Idaho is not happy with the construction company replacing two Interstate-90 bridges because it's using substandard concrete in portions of the project. Luckily routine quality controls by the Idaho Transportation Department discovered the problem before it's late. The columns holding ...

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Vulcan launches product calculator app

Brian Ethridge - Aug 19, 2014

Vulcan launches product calculator app

Vulcan Materials has launched its product calculator app for Android phone, tablet and other Android devices. The app can be a useful tool to estimate the construction materials needed for various road projects. The Vulcan Materials product calculator is free and can ...

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Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Tom Kuennen - Aug 06, 2014

Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Steel and synthetic engineered fibers are enhancing performance in asphalt pavements and concrete.  By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance performance, replace fine matter, ...

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VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

Wayne Grayson - May 06, 2014

VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

A new concrete developed by a graduate student and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could greatly increase the lifespan of heavily traveled roads and bridges. Related: Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent The formula, known as Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), was developed by ...

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Saw Seal Machine saws, cleans and seals multiple joints in new concrete

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 14, 2014

Saw Seal Machine saws, cleans and seals multiple joints in new concrete

Saw Seal has introduced its Saw Seal Machine, which saws, cleans and seals multiple joints simultaneously in new concrete pavement. Unveiled at World of Concrete last month, the machine features a blade-only contact method that controls cracking as the concrete cures. The ...

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Tough Fibers for Concrete

Contributed - Feb 03, 2014

Tough Fibers for Concrete

In earlier days, concrete pavements would employ steel wire mesh near the top of the layer to forestall inevitable hairline shrinkage cracks. While shrinkage cracks don’t compromise the load-carrying ability of a pavement, they are unsightly, especially when the wire ...

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Cool-Crete Technology Group to intro Cool-Crete concrete at World of Concrete

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 17, 2014

Cool-Crete Technology Group to intro Cool-Crete concrete at World of Concrete

Cool-Crete Technology Group LLC will introduce its new Cool-Crete concrete at World of Concrete next week. The company says the concrete eliminates the harmful effects of hydration, offers longer life and improves appearance by eliminating the need for expansion cuts. Cool-Crete -- ...

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No Strings Attached

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 08, 2014

No Strings Attached

How the use of stringless paving technology on the Utah I-15 Corridor Expansion Project saved time and money.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   When placing concrete, staying within the determined lines is absolutely critical to achieving accurate pavement smoothness and thickness in the ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen's concrete/asphalt milling drum

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 26, 2013

25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen's concrete/asphalt milling drum

Wirtgen’s Hamm H251 VC combination concrete/asphalt milling drum with a vibrating roller – a.k.a. “crusher drum” – destroys material underfoot while on the move. Applications for the crusher drum include Applications for the crusher drum include breaking or pre-crushing rock, breaking ...

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WOC Crews That Rock contest to begin September 9

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 20, 2013

WOC Crews That Rock contest to begin September 9

World of Concrete (WOC) will begin accepting entries for its Crews That Rock (CTR) 2014 contest on September 9. Crews will have the chance to enter in one of two categories: Community Service/Not-For-Profit and Commercial/For-Profit. Projects must have been completed between ...

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Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent.

John Latta - Mar 13, 2013

Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent.

This is just plain cool. And potentially life-changing for a lot of people in desperate need. A British firm has developed a tent of a flexible canvas material which, when saturated before it is blown up or hosed down after it's ...

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Blasting concrete and bubble gum

John Latta - Feb 07, 2013

Blasting concrete and bubble gum

At World of Concrete and NLB showing its 6600 UHP Hydrodemolition System. With enough water pressure to chew through six inches of concrete (and leave the re-bar) or just work with damaged concrete surfaces to prepare for an overlay ...

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