Concrete Products

JUN 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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22 • June 2019 A 700-bed, $148 million residence hall at Florida A&M University is the latest project on the DualDeck Building System roster of Fin- frock, an Orlando-based precast/prestressed producer and design/build contractor. Upon delivery of the two new buildings in 2020, the company will have completed seven stu- dent housing buildings using the patented system, consisting of steel truss-linked top and bottom precast concrete sections func- tioning as floors and ceilings in multi-story construction. Phase 1 of the Florida A&M project will cover 182,000 square feet and encompass four-story H-shaped student residence build- ings, each with an east and west wing of 350 double-occupancy bedrooms and shared bath- rooms. The new housing buildings will include laundry facilities, vending areas, common student lounges, study rooms, recreation/TV/ computer rooms and administrative offices. "Our unique method using offsite construction has proven successful for delivering buildings quickly, efficiently and economically, which is critically import- ant in the student housing market," says NEWS SCOPE PRECAST/PRESTRESSED Finfrock slab/truss system keeps scores more student housing SATELLITE, DRONE IMAGE CAPTURE ELEVATES SURFACE AREA ESTIMATING William Finfrock, president. "In addition, our all-concrete structures will provide Flor- ida A&M University with greater durability, reduced building maintenance and lower life- cycle costs, allowing them to maximize their investment for years to come." The technology will reduce the need for on-site visits, giving roofing contractors a cost-saving, efficient way to serve customers. Roofr, a San Francisco-based online marketplace for contrac- tors and their customers or prospects, has released a free tool programmed "to measure any roof in under five minutes with pinpoint accuracy directly from [user's] desk at no cost." Roofr Measurements debuted at the International Roofing Expo in Nashville earlier this year, demonstrating for attend- ees its capacity to a) access high definition satellite and aerial imagery; and, b) enable users to outline and measure edges, assign slope, and pinpoint attributes of a roof. The technology also equips contractors to upload drone images or blue prints to measure. Once mapping is completed, Roofr Measurements provides a final, downloadable report on the target's area, pitch, direction, and edge lengths. They help contractors determine how much material to purchase, amount of time the project will take, and total cost to the customer. — Tel: +1 231 439 5000 or With over 75,000 sensors sold worldwide you can be confi dent that you will get unbeatable accuracy and reliability, batch after batch. • Accurate, consistent, real time moisture measurement • Digital technology with precise linear output • Easy to integrate into new or existing systems • Hard wearing with unsurpassed product lifespan • Temperature stable Hydro-Mix for Concrete Mixers Hydro-Probe for Aggregate Bins If you want to make Quality Concrete You need Hydronix Moisture Sensors

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