Xypex: Concrete waterproofing with crystalline technology

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Although concrete may appear to be a simple product to put together, it requires a highly engineered approach. In an increasingly competitive design and construction environment, where high-performance requirements (e.g. longer lifecycles, more durable concrete, and value engineering) are expected, careful consideration must be paid to basic requirements, such as the concrete, water, and cement ratio, along with cementing materials and more sophisticated chemical admixtures.

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OLED lighting expected to reach $144 million this year

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ElectroniCast Consultants released the results of its worldwide organic light-emitting diode (OLED) market forecast, which predicts the market will reach $144 million in 2015. An OLED is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound emitting light in response to the electric current.

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Winners of student steel design competition announced


The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honored 16 projects at the 15th annual Steel Design Student Competition. Administered by ACSA and sponsored by AISC, the competition challenges North American architecture students to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

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