US homeowners are increasingly turning to smart technology when securing their properties, research shows. Almost half of US consumers (48 percent) intend to buy at least one smart home device this year, according to a recent study, while 80 million devices were delivered worldwide in 2016 — a 64 percent
The American Concrete Institute announced the launch of a new weekly e-mail news digest for concrete industry professionals in and around the Middle East region. The ACI Concrete SmartBrief Middle East features concrete news, innovation, and major new projects from throughout the region, in an easy-to-consume format with links to
The American Concrete Institute announces the launch of a series of seminars hosted at ACI Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, that will enable concrete industry professionals to receive valuable information on a variety of topics. The seminars will allow attendees to earn PDHs/CEUs, an increasing requirement to retain PE status.
RPM International Inc. has acquired Nudura Corp., a leading manufacturer and distributor of insulated concrete forms in North America. This addition, which is expected to be accretive to its earnings within a year, is an excellent strategic fit for RPM, providing key competitive advantages to Dryvit business. However, the terms
Jaime Boxer, an architect from Uruguay, South America, has been granted a patent for System and Method for the construction of Concrete Dwellings. It is a foundation concrete raised floor with concrete pilings. This method is desirable for building concrete houses because they are lifted from the ground, with no
Two million positions in the manufacturing sector could be left unfulfilled over the next decade unless steps are taken to start filling the talent pipeline, according to a report released by Deloitte. To help proactively attract potential talent and bring awareness to the industry, the AEM developed a tool kit
BASF released application videos for 39 Master Builders Solutions brand products including joint sealants, wall coatings, sealers and primers. All videos are two minutes or less and provide contractors with an easy way to view application techniques with a smart phone while on the jobsite. “We created these videos based