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  • Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic Jams If You're Smart About Where You Build Them

    These days, road construction isn't just benefiting drivers. As cities re-design streets, they're making a concerted effort to create more bike lanes.

     
  • Setting a Standard in Building Information Modeling

    The United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines. Here's a look at some industry leaders who are trying to effect change.

     
  • Chicago Concrete Truck Drivers Go On Strike

    About 400 concrete truck drivers walked off their jobs recently, after rejecting a proposed labor contract with the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials Association.

     
  • About 400 Chicago Concrete Truck Drivers Go On Strike

    About 400 concrete truck drivers walked off their jobs on Tuesday and Wednesday after rejecting a proposed labor contract with the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials Association.

     
  • Martin Marietta Materials President & CEO Elected Chairman of the Board

    Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has announced that President and Chief Executive Officer C. Howard (Ward) Nye has been elected to the additional post of Chairman of the Board, upon the retirement of longtime Chairman Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr.

     
  • Now On Air: ConstructionCamTV

    EarthCam presents the world's first TV channel devoted to HD Construction Cameras from jobsites around the globe playing live 24/7.

     
  • Cement Truck Flips Over, Crashes Into Minivan

    From a driver's perspective, nothing is scarier than a large, out-of-control truck barreling straight at your vehicle. On Tuesday, a professor at Texas A&M experienced that fear, and he has the dash cam footage to prove it.

     
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute accredited as National Standards Developer

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has been formally accredited as a Standards Developer by the American National Standards Institute. This makes PCI the only ANSI-accredited Standards Developer dedicated to precast concrete structures and systems.

     
  • "Septic Tanks Have to Breathe" Educational Video

    Learn about the proper venting of septic tanks as it relates to such issues as the overall septic system health. Learn about indicators of poor system health via such issues as microbial induced corrosion (MIC) as well as premature system failure

     
  • EPA Honors Winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce...

     
  • Timesaving Paving Tool

    FHWA, AASHTO and the Transportation Research Board will help agencies implement a tool that allows contractors to identify concrete pavement surface irregularities during construction.

     
  • Calstar and Ozinga Partner on Permeable Paving System

    FilterStar combines Ozinga’s porous concrete with CalStar’s permeable paversinto an all-in-one sustainable solution for new and retrofit applications.

     
  • Titan America's CEO Announces Plans to Retire

    Titan Group announced that after 20 years at the helm of Titan America, Aris Papadopoulos will be retiring from the position of CEO, effective August 1, 2014.

     
  • Position Statement on Floor Flatness Tolerances

    Three additional national associations, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, the Tile Contractors Association of America, and the International Masonry Institute, have endorsed a Position Statement on floor flatness tolerances written by the American Society of Concrete...

     
  • Mack Trucks Names Layman VP, Business Development

    Mack Trucks named Brian Layman its new vice president of Business Development. In this newly created role, Layman will be responsible for product segmentation, development and management of sales programs, dealer measurements and new truck sales pricing and quoting activities for truck sales in...

     
  • CEMEX Completes Wind Farm Financing

    CEMEX announced last week that it has successfully completed the financing of Ventika, a project comprising the construction of two 126 MW wind farms each, for a total nominal capacity of 252 MW to be located in General Bravo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

     
  • High Concrete is Producing Precast Concrete Components for New Parking Structure in Philadelphia

    Precast manufacturer High Concrete Group of Lancaster County Pa., is producing precast concrete components for a new parking structure in Philadelphia Pa.

     
  • IBISWorld Intros New Commercial Concrete Pipes Procurement Report

    Business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of commercial concrete pipes to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

     
  • Reducing Workers' Comp Claims

    A new survey released by Aflac Insurance, found that 42 percent of companies providing access to voluntary accident and disability insurance reported declines in their workers' compensation claims.

     
  • Choose Hand Safety

    Developed with the Masonry Research to Practice Partnership, this web site includes safety information tailored for the trowel trades, but there's information anyone can use — how to select hand tools and gloves, and training materials on how to identify hazards and protect your hands.

     
 
 
 
 

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