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January 11, 2013
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  Industry News  
  • Video: Calif.'s Devil's Slide Bypass to open in Q1 2013
    Source: KNTV-TV
    Workers are putting the finishing touches on California's Devil's Slide Bypass tunnels, which will open to traffic in the first quarter of this year. This article includes a video that takes viewers through the 4,200-foot twin tunnels, which have "just about every state-of-the-art safety system that is available," according to Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus. KNTV-TV (San Francisco) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Alternative contracting methods used for $1.3B Ore. bridge program
    Construction of the Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge -- the largest component of the Oregon Transportation Department's $1.3 billion statewide bridge repair and replacement program -- is using the construction manager/general contractor method for project delivery. This article explains the importance of collaboration when using CM/GC, and details the benefits, including accelerated delivery without losing control of project costs, writes Tim Dodson. Hamilton Construction will be the contractor, and OBEC Consulting Engineers will do the design and engineering. CE News (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends  
  • Energy efficiency in the classroom: Living the green dream
    Sprout Space prefabricated modular classrooms developed by architectural firm Perkins + Will will be featured at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., in March as the firm's "first working prototype" for the museum's Green Schools exhibit. The classrooms are made from materials chosen to deliver the highest quality of indoor air and feature "integrated rainwater collection, photovoltaic roof panels, LED lighting coupled with lighting controls, efficient heating and cooling systems." Inhabitat (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building  
  • Italian cities push sustainability with concrete decks, plants
    A vertical garden covering more than 13,000 square feet has sprouted at a shopping mall in Italy. The $1.3 million structure near Milan features more than 44,000 plants and is billed as the world's largest "living wall." The city will also boast a "vertical forest" on two apartment towers with "staggered and offset" concrete decks covered with trees and plants. (1/10), (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership & HR  
The American Concrete Institute has launched two new learning resources on adhesive anchors for concrete and their installation. A one-day, in-person seminar, "Adhesive Anchors: Their Behavior and Code Design Requirements," and an online CEU program, "Adhesive Anchor Installation." Register today.
  Policy Watch  
  ACI News  
  • 548.4-11: Specification for Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays
    This Reference Specification covers styrene-butadiene latex-modified concrete (LMC) as an overlay on concrete bridge decks and other structures. It applies to both new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures. It includes certification requirements of the latex products, storage, handling, surface preparation, mixing, application and limitations. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Advances in FRC Durability and Field Applications CD-ROM (SP-280)
    This CD-ROM contains 10 papers that were presented at sessions sponsored by ACI Committee 544 at the Spring 2011 ACI Convention in Tampa, Fla. The topics of the papers cover durability aspects of fiber-reinforced concrete, ranging from permeability, shrinkage cracking, long-term behavior in chloride environment and resistance to chloride penetration, as well as applications of fiber-reinforced concrete for coupling beams for highrise core-wall structures, beams for bridges, panels and suspended foundation slabs. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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