Heavy Construction

Concrete SmartBrief

News and information that affects the concrete industry

Concrete SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Concrete Institute

Researcher: Better materials needed to prevent concrete corrosion

1/30/2015

  • Daily Commercial News

Canadian engineer Jieying Zhang says more research is needed to increase the lifespan of concrete bridges and other structures. Zhang and her colleagues at the National Research Council have been look… Read More

AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Senators hope to streamline federal permitting process

1/30/2015

  • Government Executive

Portman

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., introduced the Federal Permitting Improvement Act, which is designed to streamline the federal permitting process of major infrastructure projec… Read More

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Buildings industry news for architects

PCI Building Industry SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Precast helps anchor apartment block to another one below it

1/29/2015

  • ArchitectureAndDesign.com.au (Australia)

Geraldine Chua explores the architecture of a multi-residential project in Melbourne, Australia. Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows, an apartment block sits on top of two apartment buildings. "Preca… Read More