31 Jul 2017

Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization Signs Agreement With ACI

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization recently entered into an agreement with the American Concrete Institute to cooperate towards a better understanding and use of concrete and cementitious materials in civil infrastructure. The agreement – signed in Doha, Qatar, by Ronald G. Burg, Executive Vice President of the

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Penn College Concrete Major
29 Jul 2017

Penn College to Debut Concrete Science Technology Major in Fall 2018

A two-year major in the opportunity-rich field of concrete science technology will be offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology — the only program of its kind on the East Coast — beginning in the fall 2018 semester. The new associate degree, to be available through the college’s School of Construction

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23 Jul 2017

The American Concrete Institute Assumes Sole Operation of Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute has announced accepting sole operation of the Adhesive Anchor Installer certification program after working jointly with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute as a formal cosponsor for more than five years. Now that the certification program is available to the industry at more than 40 locations, and

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21 Jul 2017

ASTM Presents Masonry Preservation Services CEO Jeffrey L. Erdly With Top Award

ASTM International’s Committee on Performance of Buildings (E06) recently presented its top annual award—the Award of Merit—to Jeffrey L. Erdly, CEO and co-founder of Masonry Preservation Services Inc., located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. This prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of Fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to

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18 Jul 2017

ASTM International Upgrades Online Learning Management System

ASTM International debuted a new learning management system (LMS) designed to enhance user experience and functionality. Existing customers will begin seeing a seamless transition to the new platform. The migration will be completed by August 31. Since 2012, the number of learners has grown from 500 to over 4,000. Usage

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concrete texture
15 Jul 2017

New ASTM International Test Method Helps Ensure Quality of Roller-Compacted Concrete

A new test method will help ensure the quality of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) by measuring its density and air content. ASTM International’s committee on concrete and concrete aggregates (C09) created the standard, which is needed to proportion and optimize mixtures in labs and in the field and to verify specification

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11 Jul 2017

Ancient Roman Durable Concrete Recipe Found

We’ve long known that Romans knew how to make highly durable concrete structures. After all, many of their concrete structures, like the Parthenon, are still standing. The Pantheon was built 2,000 years ago and its roof is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. ABC News in Australia has posted

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