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NEWS

Accentuating with light

Concrete lights up from inside

An innovative manufacturing process lets concrete light up from the inside. The lighting concept from SIUT creates a unique atmosphere in living spaces and also sets sparkling accents in spas and in shopfitting. Not only that, however, optical fibre concrete also offers great potential for the planning of intelligent safety guidance systems.

CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Improving the wear resistance

New Blade Shape Design for Planetary Concrete Mixers

In this paper the authors analyse the problem of wear for blades operating in planetary concrete mixers together with the design of a new shape blade based on a theoretical approach. The aim of the study is to present the new improved blade shape and validate the efficiency of the new blade design by measuring wear rates using an innovative optical...

CONCRETE PRODUCTS / CAST STONE

Masa GmbH, 56626 Andernach, Germany

Fascination of the bauma – traditional company presented a large number of new and further…

...developments The trade fair appearance of the traditional German company Masa at the 31st world-leading fair for construction machines, building mate- rial machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment in Munich once again offered lots of space for the pres- entation of technical innovations and expert discussions....

CONCRETE PIPES AND MANHOLES

American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas 75063-2595, USA

ACPA’s awards drive innovation in concrete pipe plant facilities

The American Concrete Pipe Association introduced its Chairman’s Quality Award in 2015 to recognize member plants and/or companies that have implemented successful innovations resulting in higher quality products and more efficient production processes. At its annual meet- ing in 2016, the overall winner was Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. – Bay City,...

PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS

Industry overview – present and future

The role of precast concrete technology in the Chinese construction industry

Nowadays in China, most of the reinforced concrete (RC) buildings are still constructed by hand on the jobsite, which often leads to a mas- sive waste of building materials, causes serious environmental pollution, and results in inferior construction quality. In order to change this situation and transform the local construction industry in a susta...