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We’re All Victims of This

We’re All Victims of This

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This week I’ll be brief. All I require is a few minutes of your time. Sometimes I worry about the men and women who have labored in building and/or maintaining the nation’s roads, highways, and bridges. I worry because the fruits of their labors are often abused, thus negating the  … Read More

It’s Alive! It’s Alive! Not Quite

It’s Alive! It’s Alive! Not Quite

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Many countless blogs ago I wrote about researchers at Cardiff University in Wales who were creating a “self-healing” concrete. This is cement that would be able to repair itself as cracks and other types of erosion or deformation occur.  … Read More

Full Scale Fabric Building to Be Erected at MINExpo

Full Scale Fabric Building to Be Erected at MINExpo

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20’ x 30’ structure will be built inside the Las Vegas Convention Center
South Haven, MN – Legacy Building Solutions, an innovative manufacturer of fabric structures on a rigid steel frame, is constructing a full scale, stand-alone fabric structure completely inside the Las Vegas Convention Center for MINExpo.

The 20-foot by 30-foot building will  … Read More

VIDEO:  Tired of Potholes?

VIDEO: Tired of Potholes?

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Learn how to eliminate potholes, reduce the cost of a road and make it last longer! In this exciting new format, watch this minute and a half video highlighting TenCate’s Revolutionary Roadway Technology with Mirafi® RS-Series geosynthetics.


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Solidia Technologies Named in the 2016 Sustainia100

Solidia Technologies Named in the 2016 Sustainia100

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 6, 2016—Solidia Technologies®, a cement and concrete technology startup, today announced it was named in the Sustainia100 for its systems that reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete up to 70%. Solidia was selected to the Sustainia100 from nearly 6,000 nominated companies from 60 countries.  … Read More

UBC Researchers Discover Cure for “Concrete Cancer”

UBC Researchers Discover Cure for “Concrete Cancer”

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UBC researchers have found a more reliable way to make concrete from discarded glass. In a recent study, researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus were able to calm a chemical reaction that has traditionally caused glass-fed concrete to weaken, expand and crack, a reaction known as concrete cancer.  … Read More



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