Mechanical Systems

Code Report for Blue Banger Hanger Anchors
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Code Report for Blue Banger Hanger Anchors

The Simpson Strong-Tie Blue Banger Hanger threaded insert has received the first... More

Installing Concrete Anchors
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Installing Concrete Anchors

The choice of concrete anchoring systems depends on many factors, usually by a... More

A New Standard for Polished Concrete
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A New Standard for Polished Concrete

CSDA Standard ST-115 Measuring Concrete Micro Surface Texture goes beyond gloss to... More

Waterproofing After Hurricane Sandy
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Waterproofing After Hurricane Sandy

After experiencing severe flooding during Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg LP sought... More

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Waterproofing Bloomberg Office after Hurricane Sandy

Implementing long-term waterproofing solutions in the wake of the historic storm. More

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Energy-Efficient Concrete Homes

We must do more to reduce energy consumption, and thereby CO2 contributions, in our homes and buildings. More

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Uniting Technologies

R.R. Simmons Construction Corp. has always been at the forefront of tilt-up design. But the multidisciplined service provider, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., also is leading the industry in implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and LEED techniques, as evidenced by its new corporate office building. When the company decided it was time to house the complete operations for all R.R. Simmons-affiliated companies under one roof, plans were made for a new 25,000-square-foot corporate headquarters located in Telecom Park, adjacent to the beautiful Hillsborough River. More

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Stone Construction Equipment Inc. Groutzilla Placement System

The Groutzilla Placement System is a mechanical delivery method for placing grout or mortar in blocks, walls, forms, and foundations. More

Erico Inc. Penetrator
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Erico Inc. Penetrator

The Penetrator mechanical rebar splicing system offers a way to splice rebar in... More

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Getting Connected

The Xtender, a new mechanical tension and compression rebar splicing system, finding widespread acceptance in the western United States, has both structural and field installation advantages. Bar end preparation is quick, simple, and economical and can be done either in the shop or in the field. Compared to lap splices, the Xtender reduces crane time and can result in fewer cranes being needed on the job. The relatively short couplers do not interfere with other reinforcing. More

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