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Concrete SmartBrief

News and information that affects the concrete industry

Concrete SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Concrete Institute

Concrete-block alternative uses less energy, withstands earthquakes


  • Architizer.com

Watershed Blocks by Watershed Materials are made of rammed earth, and appear strong enough to withstand earthquake forces. They're created using a hydraulic press system that uses 65% less energy than… Read More

AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

TVA expects Watts Bar 2 project to cost up to $4.5B


  • Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model), The

The Tennessee Valley Authority is expecting to spend between $4 billion and $4.5 billion on the construction of the Watts Bar 2 reactor, which is 90% complete, said officials. A separate building for … Read More

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Buildings industry news for architects

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Renderings: Precast featured in mixed-use project in Va.


  • American City Business Journals (subscription required)

Abramsom Properties has proposed a mixed-use development in Alexandria, Va. The project is designed by DCS Design with precast concrete being used. It will feature a four-story mixed-use building, a 1… Read More