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bauma 2016 awarded multi-disciplinary research project of TU Dresden, Germany

3D-Printing Technology for on-site Construction

Concrete is the world's most widely used construction material; currently more than half of it is ready-mix concrete; for instance, 46 Mi. m3 in Germany. For placing most types of concrete, especially those of ready-mix concrete, formworks are needed. The use of formworks often leads to high material, labor and machinery costs in addition to consid...

CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Dry mix Concrete Plant taken into operation in South Pacific

Samoa gears up with modern technology for concrete construction and competition challenges

Western Samoa is a small island state in South Pacific about 4-hour flight north of New Zealand. It is known for its beautiful resorts, warm and clean waters, and very friendly people. Because of its natural beauty, Samoa attracts many tourists from all around the world. The need to upgrade the existing infrastructure (bridges, roads, sea port, air...

CONCRETE PRODUCTS / CAST STONE

Teka Maschinenbau GmbH, 67480 Edenkoben, Germany

Müller-Steinag Group optimises the concrete plant in Rickenbach with two new turbine mixers

The Swiss Müller-Steinag Group is an owner-managed, independent and self-contained company operating in the fields of concrete prod- ucts, natural building materials, precast elements, recycling, disposal and water technology. The three sales companies, Creabeton Baustoff AG (catalogue and technical products), Müller-Steinag Baustoff AG (natural bu...

CONCRETE PIPES AND MANHOLES

Results from a five-year research program

Concrete pipes reinforced with polypropylene synthetic macrofibers

Steel fiber reinforced concrete pipes are currently used as an alternative to conventional steel reinforced concrete pipes in some regions of the world, such as Europe and Australia. However, there are concerns with corrosion of the steel fibers as larger cracks develop in the pipes. An extensive five-year research program was carried out at the Un...

PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS

Nordimpianti System Srl, 66100 Chieti (CH), Italy

Precast concrete bridge elements produced with slipformer technology

For over 40 years, Nordimpianti has designed and built equipment for the production of prestressed concrete elements that does not require the use of fixed formworks. It has created strong technical and commercial links with all its clients giving Nordimpianti an excellent reputa- tion for reliability and expert knowledge within mechanical and civi...