05 Jan 2018

Topcon and Bentley Systems announce kick-off of Constructioneering Academy

Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems announce the kick-off date of their collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiative. The first session is scheduled for February 13, 2018 in Livermore, California. Topcon and Bentley have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a

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03 Jan 2018

The ACI’s Concrete Convention and Exposition for 2018

More than 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world are expected to convene at the The Grand America Hotel & The Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, March 25-29, 2018, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions

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18 Dec 2017

Skilsaw’s New Concrete Scoring Walk-Behind Medusaw

Skilsaw has taken the next step in scoring concrete with the introduction of its 7-inch Medusaw Walk Behind Worm Drive Saw for Concrete, model SPT79A-10. This new walk-behind saw satisfies a user’s need for a complete, ergonomic solution for scoring concrete in larger-area applications where productivity is important. This saw

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29 Nov 2017

Basha Kill Acres Home in New York State

Small but sustainable family home built with ICF. By Vanessa Salvia Troy Hodas, a husband, father and builder, is a HERS rater and Certified Passive House Consultant in Wurtsboro, New York.. Most of his work is Energy Star related. “I sit down with the builder and discuss program requirements for

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29 Nov 2017

A Duraamen DIY Floor Success Story

By Vanessa Salvia Julie and Chris Hawkins and their two children, now aged 2 1/2 and 4 1/2, used to live in San Francisco, California. There they were all crammed into a 1,200-square-foot apartment. They decided to relocate, and started searching for family homes in the Eugene, Oregon, area. Julie

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29 Nov 2017

The Expressiveness of Concrete

By FuTung Cheng We were born to make things, not just have things made for us. It makes us happy, to make things. Timeless design grows on trees, or as the song goes, “under the rocks and stones, in the silent water.” It can be hidden, pressed under tectonic plates,

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29 Nov 2017

How Safe Are Our Crumbling Bridges And Vulnerable Buildings?

By Douglas P. Taylor America’s bridges need work. So do some of the nation’s buildings – both old and new – that were designed to avoid collapsing during an earthquake or other major catastrophe, but aren’t quite up to the task of remaining inhabitable after disaster strikes. “Earthquakes are possible

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