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Concrete SmartBrief

News and information that affects the concrete industry

Concrete SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Concrete Institute

Slideshow: Robot erases concrete, saves components for recycling


  • FastCoExist

An electrically powered robot uses water to effectively erase concrete while vacuuming up its separate components that can be used again. Developer Omer Haciomeroglu, a student at Sweden's Umea Instit… Read More

AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Rendell, LaHood implore Congress to act on Highway Trust Fund


  • Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (tiered subscription model), The

Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and former governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell, co-chairs of Building America's Future, penned a piece urging Congress to inject money into the Highway Tr… Read More

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Buildings industry news for architects

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Concrete used to minimize energy consumption in Denmark's House of Music


  • DesignBoom.com
  • Dezeen magazine

The House of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, has opened and serves as a school and concert venue. The building used concrete walls for thermal energy storage, and the nearby fjord provides it with cost-fre… Read More