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Concrete SmartBrief

News and information that affects the concrete industry

Concrete SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Concrete Institute

Port Mann Bridge uses 1,158 precast concrete segments

8/22/2014

  • Journal of Commerce (Canada)

More than 1,000 precast concrete segments were needed to build the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, as was a gantry crane designed specifically for the project. The 794-ton crane was u… Read More

AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Economic conditions remain fragile, central bankers say

8/22/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Central bankers worldwide say economic conditions are still fragile and that easy monetary policy, in place since the financial crisis, remains appropriate. They are gathered this weekend for an annua… Read More

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Buildings industry news for architects

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

New dorm building features "collegiate gothic" style

8/20/2014

  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

The new Beacon Hall at Valparaiso University in Indiana will be home to 290 sophomore students returning to the campus. Featuring a "collegiate gothic" style, the dorm was constructed using precast an… Read More