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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

4/17/2014

  • 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

Fourth batch of pontoons for Seattle's SR 520 bridge floated out

4/17/2014

  • SeattlePI.com

The fourth batch of pontoons -- four 360-foot-long ones and two supplemental stability ones -- were floated out from Aberdeen, Wash., for the new State Route 520 floating bridge. "In the coming months… 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

4/16/2014

  • 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