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Buttering the brick with mortar before it is laid level and plumb with aid of laser technology | Photos courtesy of Construction Robotics SAM, the Robotic Bricklayer Onsite automation is one more attribute of a brick masonry wall’s already unparalleled list of added value, ensuring its competitive advantage. Beautiful...
The Washington National Cathedral was built over 83 years and features thousands of hand-carved and hand-placed stone ornaments | Photo courtesy of Wiss Janney Elstner Associates …and the Walls Did Not Come Tumbling Down   Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM EDT, a magnitude 5.8Mw earthquake was recorded by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) approximately 84 miles...
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Hands-free computer, controlled by voice, may be ubiquitous on jobsites in the near future. | Photo Courtesy of Ikanos Consulting and Shutterstock
Imagine the day a mason talks into his headset, tablet or...
A high-wind test of commercial masonry | Photo courtesy of Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Masonry can be the best wall system available for resistin...
Housing Starts | Courtesy of Portland Cement Association
Don’t focus on whether it’s an 8% growth rate or a 12% or...

CarbonCure, Northfield sign licensing agreement

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Clean technology innovator CarbonCure Technologies Inc, has signed a licensing agreement with Northfield, a division of Oldcastle Inc, the largest producer of concrete masonry and precast products in North America. Since 1949, Northfield has been a leading manufacturer of masonry products in the Midwest, and was acquired by Oldcastle in 2003.

CarbonCure will install its retrofit carbon sequestering technology in Northfield’s concrete products plant in Morris, IL. By mid-summer, the plant’s three machines will be manufacturing architectural concrete products that contain sequestered CO2 using CarbonCure’s proprietary technology. Northfield supplies product directly to commercial masonry and residential projects, and through retail outlets including Home Depot and Lowe’s.

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