Bridges, Roads & Highways

With a track record of flexibility and versatility that’s hard to match, concrete is used to build bridges more than any other material in the world. And, thanks to advancements in technology, concrete is being used to rehabilitate highway systems to extend usability and years of service.

Purdue researchers show concrete infused with wood nanocrystals is stronger, plan to use it in California bridge

Purdue University researchers are ready to test whether they can make a stronger bridge by using concrete infused with microscopic nanocrystals from wood. The researchers have been working with cellulose nanocrystals, byproducts generated by the paper, bioenergy, agriculture and pulp industries.

Aquajet Systems’ Aqua Spine Takes Hydrodemolition to New Spaces

Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing, introduces the Aqua Spine. The multi-modular system uses highpressure water jets to precisely remove concrete from surfaces that may be inaccessible for Aqua Cutter robots, Aquajet’s traditional hydrodemolition machines. Used for onshore and offshore construction as well as in conventional and nuclear power plants, the Aqua Spine brings the power of hydrodemolition to tight, small places like never before.

Concrete Industry Management Program Holds Record-Breaking Auction at 2018 World of Concrete

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – raised more than $1.1 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Cement Manufacturers Salute President Trump’s Push for Infrastructure Investments

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, lauded President Donald Trump’s call for $1.5 trillion to be invested in revitalizing the nation’s infrastructure, and urged Congress to take swift legislative action to fully fund and sustain projects now and into the future. Cement is the core ingredient in concrete, which helps make American highways, bridges, runways, water systems and river networks safer, more durable and longer lasting.

Press Release: American Concrete Institute Announces Recipients of The ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award at World of Concrete 2018

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 24, 2018.