Buzzi, Alamo sequence eight-mill migration to portland-limestone cement

Sources: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.; CP staff Consistent with corporate environmental management and Portland Cement Association Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality goals, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Co. CEO Massimo Toso has announced a transition from ASTM C150 Types I and II portland cement production to C595 Type IL, or portland-limestone cement. “The conversion begins with our plants in…

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ORGANIZATIONS – March 2022

Timothy Cullen has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute as director of Technical Activities, tasked with developing and disseminating the PCI Body of Knowledge necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. Before joining PCI, he was vice president of Blue Ridge Design, a structural engineering consulting firm in Winchester, Va., and was previously a design engineer with High Concrete…

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Organizations – January 2022

联锁混凝土路面学院有一个nnounced new show management for Hardscape North America 2022. Yoffe Exposition Services will work with the ICPI team to produce the annual tradeshow, which is set for October 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, and co-located with GIE+EXPO. According to ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath, Yoffe Expo is a natural fit for…

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Cement companies formally adopt carbon neutrality roadmap

The Portland Cement Association bills its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality as an ambitious journey to low carbon dioxide emissions across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The document demonstrates how the U.S. cement and concrete industry, along with downstream parties, can lower CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate barriers that are restricting environmental progress. “PCA is…

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Concrete Product Category Rule 2.1 factors new cement data

In collaboration with the Product Category Rule (PCR) Committee, Michigan auditor NSF International has revised the Concrete PCR to include new life cycle inventory data sources. The revisions inform individual plant or producer, or industry average, environmental product declarations (EPD) for ready mixed and manufactured concrete. Portland Cement Association recently published new industry average EPDs for Portand Cement and Portland-Limestone…

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Florida producers elevate concrete pavement practice

Source: Florida Concrete & Products Association, Orlando The premier “Florida Rigid Pavement Streets & Local Roads Design Guide” provides Sunshine State counties and cities with in-depth instruction and best practices for the design, construction, and maintenance of concrete pavement on lower volume thoroughfares. “Concrete roads made with a suitable design and sound construction practices can lead to long-term environmental and…

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ORGANIZATIONS – AUGUST 2021

The Concrete Industry Management program National Steering Committee reports more than $1.15 million in gross revenue from its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete earlier this summer in Las Vegas. The 2021 CIM Auction featured a 2021 Mack Granite equipped with a McNeilus FLEX Controls Bridgemaster mixer. Other major offerings included a Somero Enterprises Line Dragon…

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Shifty petitioners fail to persuade EPA to lower pH 12.5 corrosivity level

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally denied a 2011 rulemaking petition that sought to “revise the regulatory threshold for defining waste as corrosive from the current value of pH 12.5, to pH 11.5; and expand the scope of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrosivity definition to include non-aqueous wastes in addition to the aqueous wastes currently regulated.”

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PCA shipment figures show industry handily overcoming 2020 adversities

Fourteen months after pandemic panic and economic uncertainty compelled a guarded 2020-2022 outlook for U.S. construction activity, the Portland Cement Association Market Intelligence Group reports that a key indicator of building and nonbuilding project volume actually grew year over year—a trend likely to continue for the near term.

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ORGANIZATIONS – FEBRUARY 2021

The Portland Cement Association has named 2020 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Awards recipients, each recognized for efforts in advancing industry programs and initiatives in three categories:

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