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Fabcon celebrates 40 years of innovation in precast manufacturing

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.

New ASTM precast concrete standard provides septic system installation test

  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. 

Lafarge kicks off net zero energy precast concrete home in support of Habitat for...

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.

Hanson Structural Precast provides concrete girders for I-15 project

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.

Company provides precast concrete components to sports arenas

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.

Tests on precast L-spandrel beams focus on improved design procedure

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.

Shake-table results aimed at codifying a rational design methodology for precast concrete parking structures

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has completed tests of a large-scale, three-story precast concrete parking structure and has begun using the results to create standards that can be incorporated into building-code requirements. The tests, completed in August at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)/Englekirk Structural Engineering Center in San Diego, Calif., are part of the final year’s work on a 5-year, $2-million-plus research program to improve industry standards for the design and construction of diaphragms used with precast, prestressed concrete components.

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute creates committee on sustainable design

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has created a committee that will help develop concepts and techniques related to sustainable design for both architects and precast manufacturers.

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