Residential building extends legacy of late architect | Concrete to help reinforce dam riverbank | Auburn students to participate in bowling ball competition
January 17, 2020
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Residential building extends legacy of late architect
The One Thousand Museum residential tower in Miami keeps the legacy of late architect Zaha Hadid alive through an undulating exoskeleton featuring white, structural, fiberglass-reinforced concrete. The building is Hadid's first in the Western Hemisphere.
Architectural Digest magazine (1/2020) 
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Concrete to help reinforce dam riverbank
Concrete will be used to reinforce the right bank of the Columbia River at Priest Rapids Dam near Ephrata, Wash. Construction is expected to begin by late February or early March.
The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) (tiered subscription model) (1/16) 
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Auburn students to participate in bowling ball competition
The American Concrete Institute Student Chapter at Auburn University was founded in 2014 and has grown to approximately 50 active members who focus on the manufacturing, promotion and use of concrete as a building material. The chapter will be competing in ACI's next fiber-reinforced concrete bowling ball competition.
The Auburn Plainsman (Auburn University) (1/16) 
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Technology & Trends
IoT-based concrete maturity monitoring system coming to North America
Jacob Christensen, CEO of Danish construction equipment supplier PASCHAL, helped tech company Sensohive develop Maturix, a tool that uses the internet of things to deliver real-time concrete maturity data that is accessible anywhere. Canadian admixture company Kryton International purchased a 30% share of Sensohive in September and plans to roll out the technology in North America this spring.
Engineering News-Record (1/16) 
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Sustainability & Green Building
UCLA team using portlandite to curb emissions
A team at the University of California, Los Angeles is replacing portland cement with a compound called portlandite to produce more sustainable concrete. The team is one of 10 vying for the $7.5 million payout in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize international competition.
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (1/16) 
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Leadership & HR
Platform gives insight into payments
A new platform on Levelset's website rates general contractors and owners for payment promptness. Companies can post reviews, letting others gauge the possibility of late payments.
Engineering News-Record (1/15) 
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How to establish continuing education program
Determining needs, setting objectives, determining content and selecting participants are the first steps toward establishing a continuing education program for a construction company. Additionally, the company must set a schedule, select facilities, select instructors and coordinate the program.
Construction Business Owner (1/16) 
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Policy Watch
USMCA clears Senate
The Senate has approved the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, replacing the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The USMCA contains new language on automotive content and labor protection but is expected to little change the pattern of trade.
Reuters (1/17),  National Public Radio (1/16) 
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ACI News
Check out the 2020 ACI Live Webinar Lineup
ACI University already has nine confirmed live webinars for the year 2020. Check out the upcoming lineup which includes topics such as: slag cement, troubleshooting, ethics, cracking, and more.
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