Confast Split Head Anchor
23 Sep 2017

New Confast Carbon Steel Zinc-plated Acorn Head Sleeve Anchor

The Confast carbon steel zinc plated acorn head sleeve anchor is a versatile anchor that can be used in a variety of base material, including solid concrete, brick and block. Features and Benefits of Split Drive Anchors: The standard carbon steel zinc plated anchors will offer sufficient rust resistance for

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05 Sep 2017

GCP Applied Technologies Renames Microfiber Portfolio Under the Sinta Brand

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE: GCP), formerly Grace Construction Products, announced today that its line of synthetic microfiber products, previously sold under the names Grace Fibers, Grace Microfibers, Grace Microfiber FDS and Gilco Fibers, will now be marketed under the new brand Sinta. “We are excited to unveil the new

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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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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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concrete texture
01 Mar 2017

WheresMyConcrete Now Available for Mack Ready-Mix Customers

During World of Concrete 2017, Mack Trucks announces that WheresMyConcrete, a cloud-based and telematics-connected dispatching, analytics and customer service tool, is now available for Mack ready-mix customers. The tool allows users real-time data identifying exactly where a concrete load is in the delivery process. WheresMyConcrete is available on Mack truck

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concrete texture
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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