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  • 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.

     
  • World’s Largest Cement Companies Merge, Creating Carbon Behemoth

    Concrete is the most consumed substance on Earth after water. It is also a major contributor to climate change.

     
  • Lafarge and Holcim to Merge

    Lafarge and Holcim, already two of the largest cement producers in the world, will merge to create LafargeHolcim, both companies said April 7.

     
  • Basalite Brings Green Concrete Masonry to the Emerald City

    Basalite announced expansion of its green concrete masonry offerings by installing CarbonCure's technology in its Dupont, Wash., plant.

     
  • Advancements in Wind Turbine Technology: Improving Efficiency and Reducing Cost

    More powerful, efficient and affordable turbines are helping to dramatically increase wind power capacity.

     
  • Protecting Streams and Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses...

     
  • CalCIMA Earns Achievement Award

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA).  The award was presented at the ACI Spring 2014 Convention in Reno, Nevada, March 23.

     
 
 
 
 

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