Review Category : Advertiser News

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees recently voted to name the College of
Engineering for John D. Tickle, Chairman of Strongwell Corporation and alumnus of UT
Knoxville. The Tickle College of Engineering houses 39 academic programs across seven
departments, offering affiliations with numerous research centers and institutes, including
the UT Space Institute. This is only the second time in UT’s history that any of its colleges
have been named for an alumnus.

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The DFI Educational Trust has launched Scrap for Scholars, a fundraising initiative targeted at companies with construction sites and manufacturing plants that produce metal waste such as used tools, excess rebar and steel templates. Companies are encouraged to donate the proceeds received from the recycled waste to the general fund of the DFI Educational Trust to support its programs and activities.  The Trust’s programs help civil engineering students attain their educational goals and continue on to careers in the deep foundations industry.

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Trimble introduced today three new software versions of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) and analysis & design solutions for engineering and construction—Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016. The solutions provide enhanced collaboration and workflow efficiency for structural steel and precast concrete designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete contractors, general contractors and structural engineers.

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MAPEI Corporation introduced its Below-Grade Waterproofing product line to the North American construction market at the 2016 World of Concrete show.
Among the below-grade waterproofing systems introduced at the show were Mapeproof™ sodium bentonite geotextile waterproofing membranes. Mapeproof membranes are constructed using a layer of woven and nonwoven, puncture- and tear-resistant polypropylene fabrics. Encased within these fabrics is high-swelling, self-sealing sodium bentonite. Mapeproof membranes are offered in a standard-grade version (Mapeproof HW) and an alternate grade designed specifically for sites where contaminated or salt groundwater is present (Mapeproof SW).

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