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Slag-to-cement facility marks first anniversary

Lafarge North America’s South Chicago grinding facility has successfully completed its first year of operations, producing a threeway win for Lafarge, steel manufacturer Ispat Inland Inc. and the environment. The innovative site uses an environmentally friendly process that converts slag — a byproduct of steel manufacturing — into a premium […]

ACI elects new president

José M. Izquierdo-Encarnación, principal of Porticus, an engineering services company in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was recently elected president of ACI International (the American Concrete Institute). Izquierdo became the 80th president of ACI, a technical and educational society dedicated to improving the design, construction, maintenance and repair of concrete structures. […]

Longer finishing trowels from Marshalltown

Marshalltown’s new extended-length finishing trowels can increase the area finished with every stroke. Each tool extends the trowel’s blade length by either 2 or 4 inches over comparable concrete finishing trowels. The extended trowels come with different types of handles, including wood and DuraSoft, and either highcarbon steel or blue […]

Software aids project management

Dexter + Chaney has released enhanced Project Management software for Version 11 of its Forefront Construction Management Software. Project Management bridges the gap between accounting staff and project managers by providing a standardized process for managing workflow. “At any given moment,” says Dexter + Chaney president John Chaney, “Forefront can […]