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November 7, 2012
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  • Study: De-icing salt's chloride ions to blame for rebar corrosion
    Swedish scientists Luping Tang and Anders Lindvall have studied the effects of salt to de-ice roads and bridges over a 10-year period, and their research demonstrates that it is the chloride ions in the salt that corrode the steel rebar and mesh reinforcement in concrete structures. "Chloride induced corrosion of reinforcement in concrete is still one of the main concerns regarding durability and service life of reinforced concrete structures. Prediction of chloride ingress in concrete is one of the important parts in durability design of reinforced concrete structures exposed to the chloride environments," say the researchers. ScienceDaily/Inderscience (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Proposed NFL stadium in Atlanta would cost $1B
    A new stadium in Atlanta to replace the Georgia Dome is being promoted by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. The estimated $1 billion project would help Atlanta keep up with other high-tech, modern stadiums and could raise attendance, Goodell said. "You are competing against facilities where people have invested a billion dollars and built outstanding stadiums," he said. American City Business Journals/Atlanta/Morning Call blog (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The 6 ingredients of Quikcrete

    Wired takes a look at the six ingredients that make up Quikcrete and gives a brief explanation of what each one does. (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Why bosses should stop trying to be right
    Good leaders care less about being right than about figuring out what actually is right in any given situation, writes Art Petty. That implies a less authoritative approach to leadership, with bosses focusing less on imposing their will and more on soliciting opinions and perspectives before making decisions. "Effective leaders bite their tongues and ask before they tell," Petty writes. (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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