SAVAGE, Minn. – Fabcon, a leading manufacturer of high-quality precast concrete solutions, is celebrating 40 years of innovation. Founded in 1971, Fabcon provides wall panels, highway traffic barriers, columns and sound walls for commercial and residential construction.
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. — A watertight septic system ensures its integrity, and demonstrating that integrity is important because such systems have over time become more complex, expensive, and critical to both system owners and to the environment. A new ASTM International standard fills a need for an in-field installation test for septic systems.
EDMONTON, Alberta – Lafarge North America kicked off an innovative NetZero energy home (duplex) project by giving a private media tour at the Lafarge Precast Concrete Plant. The project is in partnership with Stantec and will showcase their support of Habitat for Humanity (HFH). The duplex's innovative and integrative design, coupled with sustainable materials, will help create the ultimate energy-efficient precast concrete home. The project is a first-of-its-kind in Canada and will provide a "hand up" to two hard-working HFH partner families. Construction on the new duplex will begin in the fall of 2011.
SALT LAKE CITY — Hanson Structural Precast is participating in the $135 million EXPRESSLink project in Salt Lake City by designing and manufacturing 92 of the largest concrete girders, or support beams, in Utah.
MAPLE GROVE, MINN. — Hanson Structural Precast has provided approximately 145,000 tons of safe and sustainable precast concrete products to every major sporting arena in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the company said.
CHICAGO—North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., conducted a series of full-scale torsion tests intended to improve the design procedure for L-spandrel beams. In total, 12 full-size spandrel beams were tested by the end of January.