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February 6, 2013
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  • Tilt-up concrete panels form exterior of new Ala. building
      
    Source: AL.com/Blog
    The exterior of the new office building of engineering and logistics firm Wyle-Cas in Huntington, Ala., will be made up of 44 massive tilt-up concrete panels. The panels each weigh about 95,000 pounds and are three stories tall. The article provides details about how the panels will be set in place. AL.com (Alabama)/Blog (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • First $5.4B in Sandy recovery aid going to 5 states
    The first $5.4 billion tranche in funding for states affected by damage from Superstorm Sandy is ready to be distributed. New York will get $3.5 billion, and $1.9 billion will be divided among New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Each state and New York City will need to send the Department of Housing and Urban Development plans about how they want to use the money. Courier-Post (Camden-Cherry Hill, N.J.) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends  
  • 3-D printing tested as way to build moon station
    There are many building materials on Earth, but the moon offers only fine-grained lunar soil. However, that might be perfect for a 3-D printing process to build lunar habitats. Enrico Dini, inventor of the large-format 3-D printer D-Shape, is working with the European Space Agency and Foster + Partners using a simulated lunar soil to test the concept. "Our current printer builds at a rate of around two meters per hour. Our next-generation design should attain 3.5 meters per hour, completing an entire building in a week," Dini said. FastCoDesign (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building  
  • Sea urchin may hold key to carbon sequestration
    The capture of carbon dioxide from power plants could be made practical and cost-effective, thanks to the sea urchin and the U.K. scientists who noted the role that nickel nanoparticles play in forming the urchin's exoskeleton. The mineralization process in the formation of this exoskeleton is considered the most reliable form of carbon dioxide storage, and nickel appears to be the key catalyst. However, some see this as only an incremental step in the capturing process. "True innovation ... should harness catalytic action in the conversion of CO2 to high value products, such as carbamates," said Mark Keane, a chemical engineering professor. Royal Society of Chemistry (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch  
  • States eye other revenue sources for infrastructure repairs
    U.S. governors are trying to increase revenues to help pay for infrastructure repairs as they find their main revenue sources aren't enough. Under consideration are gasoline and state sales tax increases and a mileage-based fee for drivers. In Pennsylvania, for instance, Gov. Tom Corbett proposed a plan to raise about $5.4 billion within five years by raising the tax that wholesale gasoline dealers pay. "Governors are struggling all across the country with transportation," said Joe Henchman of the Tax Foundation. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ACI News  
  • Strategic Development Council seeks concrete technologies to "showcase"
    The Strategic Development Council is currently seeking new concrete technologies to "showcase" at upcoming sessions. Technology Showcases allow companies and/or individuals the opportunity to showcase their new, interesting, or innovative technologies that have the potential to improve and advance the concrete industry. Each new technology that is introduced at SDC gains exposure and possible assistance to address barriers and obstacles that are preventing or slowing acceptance of the technology within the concrete industry. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Behavior of Concrete Structures Subjected to Blasts and Impacts CD-ROM (SP-281)
    This CD-ROM contains 15 papers that were presented at sessions sponsored by ACI Committees 447 and 370 at the ACI Fall 2010 Convention in Pittsburgh. In this publication, engineers report on how they are approaching the challenging task of predicting the response of structures subjected to blast and impact loading. Both experimental and analytical efforts are represented, often in tandem. The analytical approaches taken include single-degree-of-freedom modeling, highly nonlinear transient dynamic finite element simulations, and coupled Lagrangian-Eulerian simulations. Papers in the publication cover the design and evaluation of new and existing structures, as well as techniques for strengthening existing structures. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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