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ACI honors contributions to the industry

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recognized several professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry.

New ASTM standard supports recycling fresh concrete, boosts sustainable construction

A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturing plants better recycle returned fresh concrete, supporting the growth in sustainable construction practices.

Registration open for the Concrete Convention and Exposition

Nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, March 26-30, 2017, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards.

ACI announces recipients of ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete.

Projects honored with PCI Design Awards of Excellence

Twenty-six awards were presented to projects from throughout North America at the 54th annual PCI Design Awards, which includes best-in-class awards for both transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all-precast concrete construction.

ACI announces new Presidents Series of Webinars

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the availability of a new Presidents Series of Webinars. The first webinar — ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec? — will be presented by William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, and ACI Past President.

Unique precast pipe structure helps community park with increased stormwater runoff

Unsettled with the increasing stormwater flowing through the Hanover Township Community Park, in Bethlehem, Pa., the Hanover Township Public Works Department teamed with Oldcastle Precast to devise a unique stormwater solution, using special reinforced concrete pipes, to reconstruct the exiting stormwater structure.

MIT study: In wake of Hurricane Matthew, resilient construction would bring Southeast Atlantic residents...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly and costly onslaught along the Atlantic coast last month, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, is calling attention to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric,” and urging its use as a tool that can assist designers, developers and architects in the southeast coastal states looking to build and re-build with resiliency in mind.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s ProStructures streamlines building design workflows

Bentley Systems said its structural detailing application, ProStructures, which includes the capabilities of ProSteel and ProConcrete applications, significantly improves the workflow between structural detailing and building design disciplines
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