Concrete Industry Management Program marks 25 years

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee (NSC) members will formally celebrate the CIM Program’s 25th anniversary on October 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The venue is near Middle Tennessee State University, which in 1996 launched the four-year CIM degree program, since expanded to California State…

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Oldcastle APG, Boston S&G veteran Cooper joins CarbonBuilt

来源:CarbonBuilt,洛杉矶;CP员工碳Built, developer of a carbon dioxide capturing and utilization process proven in concrete masonry production, has appointed Conor Cooper as head of Business Development. He arrives after 10 years with the North American market leader in concrete building and hardscape masonry, Oldcastle APG, where he most recently oversaw 18 Northeast facilities and 500 team…

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EPA GHG emissions inventory tool charts cement plants’ CO2 tonnage

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff The EPA has released 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) data collected under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). Reported carbon dioxide and methane emissions from large industrial sources were approximately 9 percent lower than in 2019, reflecting both the economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and ongoing, long-term industry trends.

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NCMA, ICPI Directors set membership vote on unification

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff After two years of discussion on closer cooperation between their organizations, the National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Boards have approved the scheduling of a vote on unification. A merger would require approval by a two-thirds majority of voting members from both…

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RMC Foundation endows center named for Grace veteran R. Turner

Sources: RMC Research and Education Foundation, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The RMC Research & Education Foundation’s Board of Trustees has established the Robert P. Turner Center for Professional Excellence, honoring a Grace Construction Products veteran who passed away in July 2021. The Center will include an endowed fund within the RMC Foundation specifically to support industry education and recruitment courses…

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NIOSH study reveals inconsistencies in hearing protection use

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study published this month in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine suggests that more than half of noise-exposed workers responding to past National Health Interview Surveys didn’t use hearing protection “always” or “usually” when exposed to hazardous occupational noise. Hearing protection device (HPD)…

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Committee calls for Concrete Industry Management Auction donations

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff Organizers of the 2022 Concrete Industry Management Auction welcome plant or construction equipment, tool, material, service, travel packages and other candidates for silent and live bidding, January 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Proceeds will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support current degree programs at Middle Tennessee State…

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Cemex extends Sunshine State cementitious materials distribution

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland cement, slag cement and fly ash sourcing flexibility and distribution capacity in Florida, its largest market, with $8 million-plus in Ports of Pensacola and Palm Beach terminal investments. The producer has added barge unloading equipment to augment the former operation’s legacy rail load out and leverage its parent company’s…

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School’s In

Students at two schools recognized in the 2021 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Design Awards program will enjoy new recreation spaces thanks to advanced building practice. Smithfield Middle School (North Richland Hills, Texas) and Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) are home to the winning projects: a gymnasium addition that plays double duty as a storm shelter and a new recreation center, respectively.

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Mixer Systems mobilizes Cor-Tuf UHPC mix production

Cor-Tuf UHPC, the exclusive licensed producer of namesake ultra-high performance concrete in North America and markets worldwide, is bringing its mix technology into daily heavy/civil practice. A mobile batch plant model developed with Mixer Systems Inc., the CT-25, enables producers and contractors to deliver agency-grade mixes to any jobsite under any conditions. “Our one-of-a-kind UHPC mobile batch plant brings us…

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