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Ongoing Recovery in European Construction

Euroconstruct estimates that GDP will grow by 1.9% per annum for the 19 participating European countries in the years 2016-2018, which is virtually unchanged from the December (Budapest) forecasts. The year 2016 will see the GDP of the 19 member countries grow by 1.8%, a forecast which is slightly below the 2% projected in December 2015, while grow... 



PennStress builds strong foundation for growth with state-of-art batch plant

In December 2014, the Newcrete precast division of New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, USA, was acquired by the MacInnis Group, LLC, and relaunched as PennStress. The precaster is a leading regional supplier of structural prestessed concrete elements for DOT and commercial projects, including highways, parking ... 



New wet-cast system for Bachl

Wet-cast products are robust, durable, easy to care for and trendy. Good reasons for Karl Bachl GmbH & Co. KG from Röhrnbach in Bavaria to invest in a wet-cast system. BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme developed, manufactured and assembled a SlabFlex system that precisely meets Bachl's requirements. Intexmo GmbH from Munderkingen delivered a complete sol... 



Public agencies are influencing products for resilient pipelines and culverts

Since the attack of 9/11 in New York and devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, 21st century lawmakers throughout the United States and Canada are creating rules, policy and passing legislation to reinforce the notion of building resilient infrastructure. The Merriam-Webster dictionary partially explains resiliency as the ability to become st... 



Shanghai Baoye relies on state-of-the-art precast construction technology

Precast construction technology has a long tradition of nearly 60 years in China. The boom was brought to a sudden stop in the 1990s, however, by a lack of state subsidies and components of inferior quality. This has changed today, with state-of-the-art precast architecture, the importance of environmental and resource protection, as well as new in...