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Riding the Automation Wave

Damon Thomas, P.E., is an architectural and civil engineer with nearly 30 years experience in construction materials testing and subsidence engineering. He is president of CTL|Thompson Materials Engineers, Inc. This article originally appeared on ForConstructionPros.com on February 17, 2020. Materials testing is still heavily reliant on humans, but cloud-based platforms that communicate directly with break…

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How Should Your CMT Lab Store Test Data?

The way a CMT lab stores data has a direct impact on its test results, accuracy and reputation. In this post, we highlight four approaches to data storage and how each one affects the construction materials testing environment. One of the most important things a lab must be able to do is retrieve and reference…

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Are Your CMT Results Biased? Top 4 Factors

Construction materials testing data is only as accurate and reliable as the workflow that produces it. But what if your workflow is biased? How would you know? The answer depends on how you manage these 4 factors. ACI 214R-11 identifies eight principal causes, or sources, of variation in strength testing. In other words, the elements…

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Forney LP Names Joel Simpson as Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing

Forney LP recently named Joel Simpson as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. The new position supports the company’s continued growth of ForneyVault®, its integrated construction materials testing (CMT) platform. Simpson is an experienced sales professional who most recently was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Operations for O.Berk Company, a rigid packaging and…

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Forney, LP to Showcase ForneyVault® at 2020 Canadian Concrete Expo

Forney, LP, the premier supplier of construction material testing (CMT) equipment, will showcase ForneyVault®, its integrated CMT platform, at the Canadian Concrete Expo on January 22 and 23 in Toronto. At Booth 1424, Forney will demonstrate to the conference’s 6,000+ attendees how concrete manufacturers can keep errors out of the mix with truly automated testing….

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