Tag: cement

A powdery substance made with calcined lime and clay. It is mixed with water to form mortar or mixed with sand, gravel, and water to make concrete.

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

Non-potable hot water and cold water storage can present different challenges due to the temperature of the stored water itself. AmTech developed its HydraStone cement lining for use on steel hot water tanks after the tanks’ original cementitious or thin mil epoxy linings have failed. The manufacturer points out that

Brokk Acquires Aquajet Systems AB

Brokk Acquires Aquajet Systems AB

MONROE, Wash. (Feb. 28, 2017) — Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently acquired Aquajet Systems AB, the world’s leading manufacturer of hydrodemolition robots. The acquisition expands the application solutions offered by Brokk in the construction and demolition industry. Aquajet Systems specializes in concrete renovation by using

Reader Profile: Mike Anderzack

Reader Profile: Mike Anderzack

Like so many successful business enterprises, the story of Mike Anderzack’s success began in his garage. It was from there in 1992 that Anderzack began running an operation taking on the small commercial and industrial construction projects unwanted by the larger contracting companies. In the beginning, Anderzack and seven employees were

A Necessary Support System

A Necessary Support System

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Pipes: Repair or Replace?

Pipes: Repair or Replace?

When it comes to pipes, when it is appropriate to repair them? And, when is it the right time to replace them?

Certainly the nation’s aging infrastructure—as well as a growing population requiring larger pipes to move more water—is bringing this question to the fore more frequently.

A Hundred Thousand Tons of Cement

A Hundred Thousand Tons of Cement

I mentioned it about a year ago, and it’s since become possibly the most famous dam in the world—and not in a good way. The Mosul Dam in Iraq is poised to give way, flooding the city of Mosul downstream and threatening its 2 million residents. The problem, in part,

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

In the booming 1990s, Orange County took a close look at its growing—and aging—water infrastructure to make decisions about maintaining and upgrading it. They decided to contract outside their own stormwater department for making the repairs to the system. The Stormwater Management Division in Orange County has been through many

Challenges of Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Challenges of Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Orlando, FL, is home to Cinderella’s Castle. It’s where 17.2 million visitors pass through the gates to Mickey’s house annually. Upon its opening in 1971, Disney World hosted some 10,000 visitors, all of them happy to pay the $3.50 admission to the Magic Kingdom. Today, that same admission price is

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