Bendable Concrete?

In the early 1990s, Victor Li, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, developed Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC), also known as ductile or bendable concrete. More than 20 years later, researchers at LSU are close to bringing this material to mass adoption, producing a cost-effective ECC that utilizes readily available ingredients. Furthermore, through testing to-date,…

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Lehigh Hanson Donates Reclaimed Mine to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Lehigh Hanson Inc. announced that its Hanson Aggregates Marlboro Sand & Gravel site in Bennettsville, S.C., has donated approximately 200 acres of reclaimed mining property to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR), a non-profit wildlife rescue organization that provides sanctuary, rescue and rehabilitation for wildlife, farmed and exotic animals. 

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Washington Quarry Faces Opposition In Washougal, Wash., a local conservation group, plus about two-dozen property owners, filed a letter warning they intend to sue a government commission that oversees land-use regulations in the Columbia River Gorge unless action is taken against a mining operation in east Clark County. According to KATU News, in late November, Nathan Baker, senior staff attorney…

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