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New Products & Processes Edwin Brady Construction Debuts New Website Edwin Brady Construction Co., Inc., has announced a recent update to their website. The new site presents an extensive overview of both the company in general and its President, Edwin Brady, PE, with case histories of projects, categorized by different types of work, awards received, and links to published articles—all with numerous photos. The organization has received positive feedback and continues to experience increased visits. The site will be continually updated to reflect new information. Visit the website at www.edwinbradyconstruction.com for more information. Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel was in need of significant structural restoration. However, renovating the tunnel could not interfere ICRI Announces Pictorial Atlas of with the daily commute of thousands and had to be completed Concrete Repair Material before traffic doubled when the tourist season began in May Mixing Equipment 2011. To make the project even more challenging, the general The intent of this Technical Guideline contractor, Johnson Western Gunite Company, faced wet is not to advocate one type of paddle weather and unstable ground conditions when the project started or piece of equipment versus another, in January 2011. This made the use of a traditional rock bolt discuss mixing efficiency, or other properties, but simply to provide a single-source common guide that can be used in the trade when describing or specifying mixing equipment. Specifying equipment for mixing con- crete repair materials is extremely difficult because the industry uses multiple names for the same equipment and the same names for different equipment. The problem has been that dif- ferent types of mixing paddles and mixers can produce different consistencies and properties in concrete repair products. ICRI sees this guide as the solution, as it will help ensure the appro- priate equipment is properly described or specified. This ICRI Technical Guideline is only available for pur- chase as a downloadable PDF file from the ICRI website at www.icri.org. QUIKRETE Wet Process Shotcrete The QUIKRETE® Com- panies’latestinno- vation, QUIKRETE Wet Process Shotcrete, was recognized as a critical element in the award-winning Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) U.S. Highway 26 Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel Project in Portland, OR. More than 1200 bags of 3000 lb (1361 kg) QUIKRETE Shotcrete MS – Steel Fiber Rein- forced was used in the tunnel renovation, which was named the 2011 “Outstanding Repair & Rehabilitation Project” by the American Shotcrete Association (ASA). After 70 years of continuous vehicle traffic between Portland and the Oregon coast on Highway 26, the 772 ft (235 m) Shotcrete • Winter 2013 73


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