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Concrete SmartBrief

News and information that affects the concrete industry

Concrete SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Concrete Institute

Photos: Live outside the concrete box

2/27/2015

  • CBS News

Homebuyers are increasingly drawn to concrete residences, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. That's because such homes are durable, often full of natural light and potentially less… Read More

AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Economy shows signs of continuing progress

2/27/2015

  • Reuters

Orders for nondefense capital goods rose 0.6% in January, the first increase in five months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index fell 0.7% in January -- in l… Read More

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Buildings industry news for architects

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Precast pods for Canadian penitentiary offer safety, speed

2/25/2015

  • Penticton Western News (British Columbia)

Plenary Justice Okanagan won the design-build-finance-and-maintain contract for the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Canada. The consortium chose to go with precast concrete cells, and now the first of… Read More