Concrete construction, like the rest of the building industry, is facing an increasing challenge to reduce its environmental footprint. Builders, designers, and local and federal governments not only want to get the most possible for their construction dollar but are demanding that projects provide cost savings once they are in place.

The cement industry will continue to strive to meet market demands while using environmentally responsible practices that minimize emissions, waste, energy consumption, and the use of raw materials.

—James A. Repman

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