What Buy Clean means for the concrete industry

And how concrete producers can capitalize on the federal government’s changing policy landscape In December 2021, the White House issued an executive order focused on reducing emissions across federal government properties. The order introduces a “Buy Clean” meant to reduce carbon emissions arising from the production or manufacturing and use of building materials. For the first time, suppliers of concrete…

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NRMCA joins global effort targeting net-zero carbon emissions

The National Ready Mixed Concrete and Build With Strength initiative have aligned with a global consortium of concrete and cement trade associations or organizations committing to a net-zero carbon dioxide emissions industry by 2050. Their action dovetails release of Global Cement and Concrete Association’s (GCCA) 2050 Cement & Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero and Portland Cement Association’s Roadmap to…

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GCCA issues call for ‘Concrete in Life’ entries

The Global Cement and Concrete Association is accepting entries through October 22 for the third annual “Concrete in Life” global photography competition, open to professional and amateur photographers via social media and spanning four categories: Urban Design and Use – Images of city landscapes and buildings, both well-known and hidden away. Infrastructure – Photographs of infrastructure, in cities and rural,…

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Domestic industry, multinationals counter site’s ‘Concrete Week’ bias

Sources: Global Cement and Concrete Association, London; CP staff

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association President Robert Garbini and Portland Cement Association CEO Mike Ireland assure members of their groups’ preparedness to address questions arising from recurring and primarily negative media coverage on the carbon dioxide aspect of cement production and finished concrete. A joint communiqué followed the launch ofConcrete Weekby The Guardian, an online United Kingdom publication with extensive North American coverage and audience. Leading off the series is a report titled “Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth.”

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TheNational Concrete Masonry Associationhas launched a free continuing education course for design professionals hosted byAEC Daily. “Concrete Masonry: The Energy Efficiency Solution” educates users on the thermal benefits of concrete masonry assemblies and energy code compliance options. It qualifies for continuing education credits through the AIA/CES system, and isU.S. Green Building Council-approved for Green Building Certification Institute CE hours.

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