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New Publication Release: ESCS Engineered Media for Sustainable Soil and Healthy Roots

by Abigail Gabbard | June 5, 2021 | New report release |

Healthy soils are the foundation for all successful landscapes. They are generally composed of 25% pore space for air, 25% pore space for water, 45% mineral content and 5% organics, roots, and microbes. Healthy soils are often found in undisturbed f...

New Publication Release: Fire Resistance of ESCS Structural Lightweight Concrete

by Abigail Gabbard | May 24, 2021 | New report release |

ESCSI has released a new publication, "Fire Resistance of ESCS Structural Lightweight Concrete." ...

New Webinar: How Lightweight Block Enhances EVERY CMU Wall Property

by Abigail Gabbard | May 4, 2021 | New report release |

Join us for a new webinar, How Lightweight Block Enhances EVERY CMU Wall Property, on Wed. May 19, 2021 at 10:00 am CT with Kevin Cavanaugh. Lightweight block outperforms other wall systems in installation efficiency, structural performance, fire re...

Announcing the 2021-22 John Ries Scholarship

by Abigail Gabbard | April 16, 2021 | New report release |

The Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate Institute (ESCSI) is pleased to announce the John Ries Scholarship in Academic Year 2021-22 for undergraduate and graduate students in civil engineering or closely relatedmajors.The ESCSI is the international trad...

Application of Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Aggregate in Award Winning Bridge Projects to Accomplish Excellence in Upgrade and Replacement

by Abigail Gabbard | April 8, 2021 | New report release |

The state of bridge infrastructure in the United States is mediocre in respect to condition, capacity, funding, future need, and innovation [ASCE 2017]. Fifty percent of existing bridges are older than a half-century, and nearly nine percent of them...