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concrete

(kŏn′krēt) (kŏn-krēt′) [L. concretus, solid]
Condensed, hardened, or solidified.

concrete (kängˑ·krētˈ),

n solid or semi-solid plant extract obtained by washing with an organic solvent, such as hexane. It has a fatty or waxy consistency and comprises pigments, wax, and essential oils.

concrete

mixture of cement and reinforcing gravel or stones used in the surfacing of yards, passageways, milking parlors and the like; critical to the good condition of feet and hooves of farm livestock. Excessive wear due to a too-abrasive surface causes footrot of pigs and epidemic lameness in dairy herds.
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Finally, pervious concrete control and photocatalytic shoulders will be poured immediately following the standards shoulders.
Percoa is a superior alternative to cast-in-place pervious concrete, he contends, citing more consistent structural characteristics, greater uniformity, predictable performance, plus strength and durability characteristics.
Pervious concrete is a porous pavement that allows stormwater runoff to drain through it instead of over the pavement to a storm sewer system.
The pervious concrete, permeable brick and gravel pave used across the site in parking areas and main walkways allow stormwater to filter back into the soil instead of draining into streams and rivers.
The University of New Hampshire has installed what it says is the first major pervious concrete parking facility in New England as part of a project to study its effectiveness as a stormwater management tool.
Two large cedar trees on the lot will be preserved, using pervious concrete that allows water to get to roots, Alberson said.
DrainReady takes pervious concrete to the next level," said Jeremy Minnillo, Preferred Materials' director of quality control and technical services.
Among technologies the Collaborative will embrace are pervious concrete pavement and permeable concrete pavers, both recognized for their potential to filter runoff pollutants, improve water quality and curtail erosion.
Architect Randy Jones said that last month that the project would also include green improvements such as LED lighting, pervious concrete pavers, high-efficiency air conditioning and heat systems, motion-sensing lights, improved insulation, low-flow toilets and possibly rain barrels.
Several of the building's "green" features include: geothermal heating and cooling; solar/wind powered hybrid parking lot lighting; recycled energy-efficient window glass; bamboo walls; pervious concrete that absorbs rainwater and filters it back through the watershed; daylighting controls; and solar tracking skylights that track the sun throughout the day to capture more of the sun's usable light by reflecting light that would be otherwise lost when the sun is low in the horizon.
The Pavement Design Center was constructed one year ago and displays 14 different types of pavement including asphalt overlays, UltraLot[R] Whitetopping, pervious concrete, porous asphalt, and decorative pavements.
Toward that end, CDOT launched a pilot project to test three permeable pavements: pervious concrete, pervious asphalt, and porous pavers.