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Google Trends : Concrete vs. Steel

I revisited an interesting (and free) tool on the internet called Google Trends.  It allows the user to “explore Google trending search topics.”  Since this is a construction-related blog, I decided to run explore the topics of “Concrete,” “Steel” and … Continue reading

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Historical Timeline of Anti-Dumping with Prestressed Concrete Strand

Historical Timeline of Anti-Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) associated with Prestressed Concrete (PC) Steel Wire Strand. December 8, 1978:  U.S. Treasury issued antidumping findings on PC strand imports from Japan. February 3, 1999:  After its first review, U.S. Department … Continue reading

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5 Facts about Post Tensioning

Here are 10 facts about Unbonded Post Tensioning. 1. One tendon consists of: A high-strength steel strand (ASTM-416) PT coating (“grease”) Plastic sheathing (HDPE) Watch our YouTube video about how to make a PT tendon. 2.  The high-strength steel strand has 6-wires braided around 1 king-wire … Continue reading

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