Tag: portland cement

Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general use around the world, used as a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco, and most non-speciality grout. It was developed from other types of hydraulic lime in England in the mid 19th century and usually originates from limestone. It is a fine powder produced by heating materials in a kiln to form what is called clinker, grinding the clinker, and adding small amounts of other materials. Several types of Portland cement are available with the most common being called ordinary Portland cement (OPC) which is grey in color, but a white Portland cement is also available.

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

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

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.

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Prior to the actual placement of the concrete surface pavement, a long series of tasks and projects have to be completed first. These include: site hydrogeological investigations to determine local soil and groundwater characteristics, aerial and ground surveys of the proposed roadway alignments, the preparation of design plans and detail

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Heavy Hitters: Concrete Paving Equipment

Concrete has been around since ancient times. Concrete and mortar have been used to hold together bricks and create smooth surfaces by every civilization. Today concrete is the foundation (literally) of modern construction techniques of all types. Our roadway system primarily utilizes concrete pavement for road construction, according to the

American Concrete Institute Showcases Solidia Technologies’ CO2-Curing Innovations As Emerging Technology for Civil Infrastructure

American Concrete Institute Showcases Solidia Technologies’ CO2-Curing Innovations As Emerging Technology for Civil Infrastructure

DENVER, Co., Nov. 11, 2015—Solidia Technologies’ novel utilization of carbon dioxide in concrete curing was featured as a leading emerging technology in civil infrastructure during the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall 2015 Convention taking place this week in Denver.

Solidia Cement™, which is silicate-based and has a low-calcium content, gains strength

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