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15 Feb 2017

CIM Scholarship and Auction at World of Concrete 2017

World of Concrete 2017 drew 50,770 registered professionals and featured more than 1,455 companies exhibiting across more than 681,196 net square feet of space. The Weatherton Scholarship was presented to Dan Regad, from New Jersey Science & Technology University. Regad received a $2,500 scholarship. In addition, Concrete Industry Management held

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12 Feb 2017

ACI Announces New Research Product

The American Concrete Institute Foundation announced the completion of a new research product: “Evaluation of Seismic Behavior of Coupling Beams with Various Types of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete.” Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, University of Wisconsin – Madison, served as the project’s principal investigator. Traditionally, coupling beams between special structural walls (shear

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11 Feb 2017

New ASTM Standard Supports Recycling Fresh Concrete

A new ASTM International standard (American Society for Testing and Materials International) will help manufacturing plants better recycle returned fresh concrete, supporting the growth in sustainable construction practices. The new standard (C1798, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete), developed by ASTM’s committee

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09 Feb 2017

Simpson Strong-Tie Announces Acquisition of CG Visions Inc.

Simpson Strong-Tie recently acquired CG Visions Inc., a U.S. company providing Building Information Modeling technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry. The strategic acquisition is expected to help Simpson Strong-Tie deepen its partnerships with top builders throughout the country by offering scalable and flexible BIM software solutions to

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08 Feb 2017

ACI Announces New Presidents Series Of Webinars

The American Concrete Institute announced the availability of a new Presidents Series of Webinars. The first webinar, “ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec?”, about the importance of specifications in realizing the designer’s intentions for the concrete being placed and constructed, was presented by William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, and

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08 Feb 2017

Husqvarna Acquires Pullman Ermator

Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division has signed an agreement to acquire Pullman Ermator AB, a manufacturer of dust and slurry management systems. Pullman Ermator, headquartered in Smedjebacken, Sweden, is a market leader in dust and slurry management solutions including dust extractor systems, dry/wet vacuums, and air scrubbers for the light construction

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07 Feb 2017

ACI Certification and ACI Construction Awards Recipients Announced

At World of Concrete 2017, the American Concrete Institute announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award. N.J. Gardner, FACI, Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, received the ACI Construction Award. The award recognized Gardner for the parametric analysis evaluation of

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