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
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
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
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
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
The membership of The International Concrete Repair Institute elected new officers and board members for 2017, including Brian Daley of C.A. Lindman of South Florida as president. Daley, along with officers President-elect Ralph Jones, Structural Engineering Associates; Vice President Chris Lippmann, Kenseal Construction Products Corp.; Secretary Mark LeMay, JQ Engineering
The American Concrete Institute’s two masonry testing certification programs are now cited in TMS 402/602-16: Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures. Published in December 2016, the newly updated masonry documents include language referencing certification in accordance with the Masonry Field Testing Technician and Masonry Laboratory Testing Technician programs.