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Concrete Speakers Create Pure Sound by Reducing Vibrations

Sleek design and Superior Sound PerformanceToday we are always striving to find new and innovative ways of producing a wide range of products in a more eco-friendly manner, thus reducing the carbon footprint we leave behind. One means of doing so is by venturing away from the largely…

SmartRock Sensors Help Project Managers Make Quick Decisions

Wanda Vista is a nearly 100-story skyscraper currently under construction in Chicago (Illinois) and will be the city’s third largest tower upon completion. The project includes various post-tensioned elements. To apply tension on the cables in these elements, it is critical to ensure that the concrete has enough…

Slag Cement Life Cycle Assessment Calculator Free to Download

Get ready, ready-mix concrete industry, because the Slag Cement Association (SCA) has just introduced a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) calculator for slag cement, and it’s free to download! Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The calculator, which is used to quantify and…

Bullet-Proof Concrete Proposed for Border Wall

With President Trump’s border wall plans heavily in the works, a North Carolina company is ready to get their hands dirty. Partnering with a construction company in Texas, a bid application to build a concrete wall using a patented ballistics concrete that has the capability to absorb bullets…

Components of SmartRock® Plus

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit While the SmartRock® Plus system is a full business solution for improving ready mix producer market share, customer loyalty, and profitability, at the heart are three primary components: sensors, the mobile application, and the cloud. SensorsThe sensors…

Fire Deteriorates Atlanta’s I-85 Concrete Bridge

A raging fire, now suspected to be the result of an act or arson, led to the most used bridge in Atlanta collapsing on Thursday, March 31, 2017. The fire erupted in a storage area beneath the I-85 Bridge where a variety of construction equipment was being held….

Giatec Welcomes Concrete Materials as a SmartRock® Plus Producer

March 30, 2017 Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Concrete Materials, a leading producer of ready-mix concrete in South Dakota, partners with Giatec to offer SmartRock® Plus to local contractors.SmartRock® Plus is a value-added solution offered to contractors and construction companies who want…

Relieving Pressure on Concrete Foundation Walls with Stud Rails

A deep five-level underground concrete foundation to support a 45-storey condo that is currently being built in downtown Toronto is using an innovative method to relieve shear pressure. That is, rather than employing the traditional ‘rebar stirrup’ method to strength the foundation walls against shear forces, which is…

The Importance of Sequencing for Precast Concrete

Naturally, precasters spend a large amount of their time working to understand the chosen materials that go into their concrete mix designs. But how important is the order to which they choose to introduce these various components into the mix? Also known as sequencing, the order that they…

Re-Thinking Captured Carbon

What to do with Captured Carbon?With concrete being the second most consumed substance on earth (next to water), it is no secret that the concrete industry is one of the leading sources for carbon dioxide emissions, creating as much as 5 per cent of worldwide man-made emissions of…

What to do with Captured Carbon?

With concrete being the second most consumed substance on earth (next to water), , it is no secret that the concrete industry is one of the leading sources for carbon dioxide emissions, creating as much as 5 per cent of worldwide man-made emissions of the gas. The production…

Smart Concrete

6 Reasons Ready-Mix Producers Should Partner with SmartRock® Plus

SmartRock® Plus is the new, branded, concrete mix solution designed to help concrete producers improve their bottom line. Ready mix companies are signing up for SmartRock® Plus and its unique real-time strength reporting to differentiate, decommoditize, delight customers, demonstrate technological strength, and deliver profits. How? Get Your First…

Sydney Metro Job Structural Failure Leads to Delays

Australia is currently working on a large-scale infrastructure project known as the Sydney Metre Job. Unfortunately, a key component of Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure project has recently been the subject to a critical technical report that describes an elevated viaduct span fail located at a stitch joint…

Heavyweight Concrete to Minimize Sounds and Vibrations

A number of articles have recently been published on the various applications and benefits of using light-weight concrete. Lightweight concrete is characterized by concrete whose density is lower than that of normal concrete which has a density of approximately 2200 kg/m3 or 140 lb/ft3 and carries with it…

Gaza Rubble Concrete – Building Our Future With Our Past

Gaza, a small self-governing Palestinian territory located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is no stranger to war. Over the past 10 years, Gaza has experienced three conflicts that had left the territory in shambles. The aftermath of the last Gaza war left in its wake…

More Than 100,000 Residents Evacuation Due to Spillway

Early last week it was reported that massive sections of corroded concrete led to the closure of the Oroville, California dam. Unfortunately, millions of gallons of rushing water have continued to pound against the Lake Oroville Dam spillway which has now forced more than 100,000 people from their…

The Sinking Millennial Tower – AKA the Modern-Day Leaning Tower

In early November of 2016, news broke that one of the United States’ most luxurious residential towers are sinking and tilting – which has led to residents filing lawsuits against the city of San Francisco. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit According to…

Replacing the I-75 Rouge River Bridge Concrete 2017

The largest concrete surface in Michigan is the I-75 Rouge River Bridge, and as it is now scheduled to be replaced, Metro Detroit is looking at one of the biggest freeway closures to have taken place in recent years. The closure, which will stretch between Detroit and Downriver,…

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