Renewable Materials

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Material Trends to Watch in 2019

Innovative products and systems that aim to reduce our carbon footprint are sure... More

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The Plastic Plight

Despite increased awareness around climate change and global pollution, demand for... More

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Third-party Verification Programs

Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality. More

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CEMEX Completes Wind Farm Financing

CEMEX announced last week that it has successfully completed the financing of Ventika, a project comprising the construction of two 126 MW wind farms each, for a total nominal capacity of 252 MW to be located in General Bravo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. More

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Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices. More

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Allan Block sound fence approved for Canadian highway projects

The Allan Block Fence System was recently approved by the BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT RPL) for highway projects as a proven noise abatement structure. More

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NRMCA Certifies First Gold Level Sustainable Concrete Plant

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has certified Unibeton’s New Port Plant in Doha, Qatar, at the Gold level in NRMCA’s Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Program. The program, designed to help concrete producers demonstrate excellence in sustainable manufacturing, includes quantitative, performance-based metrics to provide ready mixed concrete producers with specific guidance to assess their production practices and implement responsible sourcing strategies that will ultimately lower their overall environmental footprint. More

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Workshop Will Provide Introduction to Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations

The ASTM workshop, An Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials, will be held Dec. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Fla. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings. More

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Sustainable Construction Analysis

Green Sense Concrete mixture proportioning service improves concrete performance while minimizing its environmental impact. More

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