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Concrete curing sounds like a simple process, just combine the cement with water and wait for it to dry, right? Wrong! To maximize the strength of the concrete, you're going to have to control the moisture and temperature, so plan ahead of time.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Building / Structural Concrete By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Energy efficient products all flooding the marketplace as people become more conscientious about the environment and saving money. In the U.S. alone, building efficiency products and services grew 8% last year, reaching $26.4 billion. With the advanced energy industry worth $200 in the U.S. and $1.4 trillion worldwide, it's no surprise energy efficient technology is now being applied to concrete.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Building / Structural Concrete By MadgeTech Marketing Team

3D printers are paving the way in industries across-the-board, making it easier and cheaper to manufacture products on the fly. Whether it's for personal use or business, a 3D printer will cost you a pretty penny. For all of us who don't have plans on dishing out that dough, we can just be in awe of a contractor from Minnesota who built a 3D printer that could change the future of architecture.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Building / Structural Concrete By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Concrete is fundamental to the construction of modern buildings and infrastructure, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect material. One of the drawbacks to concrete is that creating it accounts for more than 3.5% of the United States' total CO2 emissions and 5% of worldwide releases. In an attempt to make construction work more "green," researchers around the globe are looking for ways to create stronger, more durable concretes that will lend the same strength and stability without needing to use as much of the material. Rouzbeh Shahsavari, a materials engineer at Rice University, may have uncovered a key piece in the efficient concrete puzzle by studying some very ancient building materials.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Building / Structural Concrete By MadgeTech Marketing Team

If you live in or have passed through a major American city over the past half-decade, you’ve probably noticed the explosion of skyscrapers and high-rise apartment buildings gracing skylines across the United States. As young people continue to flood cities, tall buildings seek to make the best use of limited urban space, which presents unique engineering challenges to building designers and construction crews.

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