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Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Parking Garage Restoration

Western began the project using electric chipping hammers to remove the unsound concrete from overhead. This technique proved to be a challenge with crew members holding the hammer above their heads for eight hours a day, five days a week. As a result, production slowed on the project and the decision was made to utilize a PAM machine manufactured by RNP Industries.

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Precast concrete infrastructure construction product demand to grow

Through 2022, demand for precast concrete infrastructure construction products is expected to increase 4.4% annually to $2.4 billion. Among others, growth will be fueled by the need to repair the nation’s aging network of bridges, highways, roads and railroad tracks; and increased adoption of precast concrete over less expensive site-poured concrete as more government officials recognize that the long-term cost savings provided by its durability outweigh short term considerations.

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Midtown21 Office Building among first in Seattle to meet city’s stringent new energy code

The Midtown21 Office Building, designed by LMN Architects, reimagines the office tower typology to accommodate a new generation of tenants in the tech sector, focusing on flexibility and interactivity. The 21-story, 365,000-square-foot, Class A office tower commands a vibrant street corner in Seattle’s rapidly transforming Denny Triangle district, setting a precedent for sustainable, civic-oriented design on a city-designated “Green Street.”

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Newtecnic and Cambridge University Construction Research Partnership Delivers Concrete Facade Innovation

Newtecnic and the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge (UK), have completed a 3-year knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) to develop a new generation of components, load bearing connections and associated design methods for composite concrete building facades. The partnership addressed the need for new building products and manufacturing and installation methods for complex building envelopes.

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Helix™ Micro-Rebar now available in BSD SpecLink-E

Helix™ Steel is pleased to announce the availability of Helix™ Micro-Rebar in the Building Systems Design (BSD) SpecLink-E platform. With the addition of Helix™ Micro-Rebar, the architect and engineering communities can now specify it in concrete applications ranging from footers, piles, mat slabs, slabs on grade, slabs on metal deck and walls.  The module is referenced in Section 03 30 00 – Cast-In-Place Concrete.

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The EXTECH SKYSHADE 8000® standing seam, translucent canopy system is engineered for long spans, snow loading conditions and to withstand extreme wind loads including in hurricane-prone areas. Photo by Cory Klein

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