Cementos Argos helps with D.C. stadium construction | Students receive honor for precast concrete barn design | TZC installing rebar, placing concrete for N.Y. bridge path
March 22, 2019
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Cementos Argos helps with D.C. stadium construction
Cementos Argos provided its low-alkali portland cement for the construction of the new Audi Field Major League Soccer stadium in Washington, D.C. The $500 million stadium took more than 16 months to complete.
International Cement Review online (3/22) 
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Students receive honor for precast concrete barn design
A team of students led by Southern Illinois University's Brendon Bangert won the People's Choice Award at the 2019 Project Precast national competition for designing a precast concrete horse barn. The students had only 24 hours to complete their projects.
SIU News (Southern Illinois University) (3/21) 
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TZC installing rebar, placing concrete for N.Y. bridge path
Work continues on a 12-foot-wide, shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path along the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York. Tappan Zee Constructors is installing rebar and placing concrete for the path, which will be separated from traffic by a concrete barrier.
Patch/New York (3/21) 
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Technology & Trends
Nendo designs Kuwait coffee shop with stepped concrete platforms
Nendo's design for the Arabica coffee shop in Kuwait includes seating made from stepped concrete platforms. "This stair-like structure maximizes visibility and encourages interactions between the customers, thus making it a pleasant and comfortable place to enjoy a daily cup of coffee," the studio says.
Dezeen (3/22) 
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Sustainability & Green Building
Concrete Sustainability Council certifies Cemex plants
The Concrete Sustainability Council has issued certification for Cemex's ready-mix concrete plants in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany. The plants also were audited by Kiwa Deutschland for certification.
Global Cement (3/21) 
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Leadership & HR
How to expand your business
Author Tiffani Bova offers 10 different ways to grow your business, such as improved customer experience, optimizing sales or building partnerships. Bova emphasizes informed and fast-moving decision-making, but not trying to take on too many strategies at once.
Skip Prichard Leadership Insights (3/21) 
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Column: Existing data can be used to hone business intelligence
Overlapping construction, design and business processes can make coordination challenging, but business intelligence tools can help companies grasp a project's moving parts, Steve Sanda writes. Firms can optimize business intelligence by posing process-centric questions, leveraging existing data and identifying data gaps.
Building Design + Construction (free registration) (3/21) 
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Policy Watch
Chicago Building Code to get first update in 70 years
The Chicago Building Code is getting updated after nearly three-quarters of a century, with plans to start phasing in the new rules in June 2020. The update will allow the city's construction requirements to reach national standards while supporting new technologies with expanded design and building options.
Architectural Digest online (3/21) 
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