Category Archives: Industry News

Gerdau Ameristeel Donates 2,600 Pounds of Steel to ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Project in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FL, Feb. 21, 2011 – The Gerdau Ameristeel steel mill and fabrication shop in Jacksonville, Florida worked together to donate approximately 2,600 pounds of rebar to the ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The steel was used for the foundation of a 3,400 square-foot home built for a…

Concrete Mountain: Grout plant proves successful in stabilizing California mountainside

By Scott Ellenbecker Southern California is famous for its beautiful mountaintop homes with impressive vistas. The region is also famous for wildfires, earthquakes, and mudslides. Occasionally, this heavily populated area of the country needs a little help holding it all together. The Landslide Repair Foundation (the Foundation) is a nonprofit…

Bridging Pitkins Curve: Atlas Copco’s Symmetrix system is helping to bridge the gap at Pitkins Curve on California’s Highway 1.

By Scott Ellenbecker California’s State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is one of the most scenic routes in the world for its rugged beauty. However, the Big Sur coastline it follows is geologically active and unstable. Broken and weak rocks are covered with eroded soils highly prone to landslides….

Building a Better Tomorrow: Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) is an important pillar of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University. Founded in 1997 through the merger of Concordia’s Centre for Building Studies and its Department of Civil Engineering, BCEE has established itself as a leader…