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Carbon Fiber is Viable Repair Option
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Carbon Fiber is Viable Repair Option

Building owners and developers have options other than costly, lengthy, and... More

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The Secret Ingredient for Perfect Concrete
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The Secret Ingredient for Perfect Concrete

A new additive for concrete developed in France claims to give concrete, mortar,... More

Three-Step Methods and Testing Procedures: Great Tools When Used Correctly
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Three-Step Methods and Testing Procedures: Great Tools When Used Correctly

Is it the New Math or did someone forget to tell contractors that preparation... More

There's a New Type of Cement, and It's Programmable
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There's a New Type of Cement, and It's Programmable

A new method changes the shape of particles in cement and may lead to stronger... More

Detailing a Sub-Slab Vapor Barrier
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Detailing a Sub-Slab Vapor Barrier

Even homebuilders are learning about vapor retarders. Matt RIsinger says the vapor... More

Proper Joint Sealant Installation Can Prolong Pavement Life
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Proper Joint Sealant Installation Can Prolong Pavement Life

A new study finds that even poorly sealed joints keep more water out of the... More

Cement Can Soak Up Greenhouse Gases
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Cement Can Soak Up Greenhouse Gases

New research may change some sentiments toward this "climate villain." More

Tags: Cement, Concrete
Conductive Concrete Shields Electronics from EMP Attack
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Conductive Concrete Shields Electronics from EMP Attack

Nebraska engineers Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen have developed a cost-effective... More

Researchers Looking for Fly Ash Replacement
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Researchers Looking for Fly Ash Replacement

At a concrete plant in California, research is progressing on the use of natural... More

Concrete Expertise in Your Hand
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Concrete Expertise in Your Hand

A new smart phone app provides instant concrete fundamentals More

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