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CRSI to Announce New ANSI Standard

CRSI will present its new standard, “Supports for Reinforcement Used in Concrete,” at a World of Concrete press conference scheduled at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21st. This is a mandatory-language document appropriate for citation in or adoption by reference in building codes or project specifications. More

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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Named an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) was recently accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD). More

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Plant Certification Program Earns Accreditation

The National Precast Concrete Association’s Plant Certification Program achieved a coveted stamp of approval recently when it was accredited by the American National Standards Institute. More

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Hydraulic Institute seeks reviewers for ANSI/HI 4.1-4.6, Sealless Rotary Pumps draft

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for the draft of updated Standard ANSI/HI 4.1-4.6, Sealless Rotary Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, Operation and Test. More

Polished Concrete: It's a Safe Bet
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Polished Concrete: It's a Safe Bet

Polished concrete is a very viable flooring option for commercial and retail... More

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Coefficient of Friction for Concrete Floors

What's a reasonable coefficient of friction that will help to prevent slip-and-fall accidents on concrete floors? Is there a standard method for measuring the coefficient? More

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Heads Up!

Advances in technology make hard hats safer More

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Safety Factor For Form Ties

Although we aren't having any trouble with our form ties, I wonder how safe they really are? Is there a standard factor of safety, and who decides what it is? More

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Codes and Standards Regulate Formwork Construction

Financial pressures on the contractor to get the job done faster all too often result in safety being reduced to a bare minimum, or sometimes below acceptable levels. That is why we have codes and standards which try to assure at least the minimum performance necessary for safety. More

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