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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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08 Jul 2017

Concrete Made From Wood

Houses can be made from wood, or they can be made from concrete. Why not make concrete from wood? The website Science Daily has recently reported that concrete can now be made from wood! Houses can be made of wood, as they were in the past — or of concrete,

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12 Jun 2017

New Study Links Green Buildings to Higher Cognitive Function

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment and SUNY Upstate Medical University have found a link between green buildings and improved cognitive function. “The Impact of Working in a Green Certified Building on Cognitive Function and Health” study found occupants

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ACI Fellow Ed Mcguire
09 Jun 2017

Ed McGuire named Fellow of the American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute named Ed McQuire as a fellow. McQuire has provided executive-level oversight for construction and field operations for Bob Moore Construction since 1992, and has served as company’s president since 2014. An ACI Fellow is an individual who has, “made outstanding contributions to the production or use

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26 May 2017

ICON Expo 2018: Equipment & Machinery Show: Stronger Than Ever

The National Concrete Masonry Association will launch the new International Concrete Exposition (ICON Expo 2018) Machinery & Equipment Show February 9-10, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ICON Expo is the only machinery and equipment expo completely dedicated to the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry. “The return of an equipment show

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PCA Forecast 2018 World of Concrete
15 May 2017

USGBC Unveils Top 10 States for LEED in 2016

Massachusetts topped the U.S. Green Building Council‘s annual list of 10 leading states for LEED certification in 2016 with 136 certified projects, up from third place the year before. Coming in second was Colorado with 92 projects, followed by Illinois, New York and California. Washington, D.C., had 120 projects, but

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