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CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Replacing traditional ways of assessing concrete fresh properties with more reliable test methods

Fresh Concrete Properties from Concrete Rheology Prospective

For about a century slump test have been the only practical mean for assessment of concrete workability. Developed as a tool to control the consistency of concrete production, with the time, mainly due to its simplicity, ‘slump’ has gradually transferred into an important concrete “property”. The problem, however, is that the slump test only pr...

CONCRETE PRODUCTS / CAST STONE

Wasa AG, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Board treatment mostly underestimated

Production boards and their importance in concrete block factories are gaining more and more attention. While years back most production boards were made from softwood or hardwood, todays choices of boards are plenty. Going from wood to higher quality products like the Wasa Uniplast® fully plastic boards requires longer-term investment since t...

CONCRETE PIPES AND MANHOLES

Besser Company, Alpena, Michigan 49707, USA

Selecting a Concrete Pipe Machine was Easy

“The Besser BiDi® is wonderful,” commented Carl Carlson, President of Cemcast Pipe and Precast and Carl V. Carlson Company of Hartford, South Dakota, as he watched it effortlessly produce an 18”diameter concrete pipe. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished here so far. Once we did our homework, which included visiting over 20 plants looking at ...

PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS

Ratec GmbH, 68766 Hockenheim, Germany

Special manufacturing techniques for Italy’s national pavilion at the Expo in Milan

The Rome-based architect's office Nemesi & Partners designed the Italian Pavillon Palazzo Italia for the Expo 2015 world exhibition in Milan with a façade that is equally good-looking and pragmatic. The outside of the building, which resembles a petrified forest, impresses with a special cement that cleans the smog-laden air of the city. 80 % ...

FAIRS & EVENTS

April 11 to 17, 2016, , Munich, Germany

bauma 2016 booked to capacity

It is the largest trade fair in the world with regard to space, and every three years, it is the highlight for the construction, building machine and mining industries: We are talking about bauma, which takes place in Munich for the 31st time from April 11 to 17, 2016. The upcoming fair features a new service: For the first time ever, companies...