The American Concrete Institute has added two books to the Concrete Craftsman Series for industry professionals, joining Slabs-on-Ground, Supported Beams and Slabs and Shotcrete for the Craftsman titles.Read More
James Bogdan has joined National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, Sustainability Initiatives. Based in Pittsburgh, he will help position members to meet new requirements in such green building standards as LEED and Green Globes. Initiatives include product sustainability and transparency, supply chain sustainability, and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.Read More
Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala., has elevated two senior vice presidents to new posts: Stan Bass, SVP West, overseeing Western and Mountain West Divisions, to chief growth officer, responsible for leading business development, commercial excellence, and strategic growth initiatives; and, Michael Mills, SVP & general counsel, to chief administrative officer, charged with executive oversight of non-financial, administrative functions. Also, Brock Lodge has been promoted from Western Division vice president and general manager to president, and Jerry Perkins, from assistant general counsel to general counsel, maintaining the corporate secretary post.Read More
Vulcan Materials has published North America’s first self-declared Environmental Product Declaration for aggregates. The document provides data for four primarily concrete-grade fine and coarse aggregates, plus eight other grades best suited to base, drainage and asphalt from the producer’s Pleasanton, Calif., quarry.
Teamed under the North American Precast Concrete industry banner, the National Precast Concrete Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have published Environmental Product Declarations for Architectural and Insulated Wall Panels, Structural Precast Concrete and Underground Precast—each document affording architects, engineers, building owners, and other project stakeholders insight on manufactured-concrete environmental impacts.Read More
Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, compiled from surveys tracking nearly 70 countries, finds global green building volume is doubling every three years. Authors see expansion continuing in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom, but emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa representing growth engines—their development activity trending two- to six-fold over current green building levels.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched www.BuildingWithChemistry.org to inform architects, specifiers, interior designers and other building and construction professionals about green building codes and standards; materials selection; and, the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable solutions.Read More
Lightweight concrete additive developer Syntheon Inc., Pittsburgh, has formulated a dry mix for 30-minute set time and high early strength development characteristics affording form removal at 90 minutes. Announced at World of Concrete 2016, Velocrete sheds weight from architectural projects and is available in a variety of lightweight densities: 150, 120, 110, 100, 90, and 50 pcf. The material can be specially formulated for custom jobs at a two-pallet minimum order.Read More
Atlanta-based Quikrete Companies continues to build out a professional-grade, bagged product line, unveiling at World of Concrete 2016 a dry mix for structural bridge, parking deck, tunnel, dam, wall and floor repairs. Shipped in 80-lb. bags, Form and Pour is a high-flow, high-strength concrete ideally placed by pump. Its mix design includes micro silica, plastic shrinkage-reducing and air-entraining agents, portland cement, plus 3/8-in. or smaller aggregate.Read More
A comprehensive re-branding initiative for Amerimix, Oldcastle Architectural’s pre-blended mortar, grout and stucco offering, includes new messaging and a new logo to be incorporated throughout all communication elements. The initiative is part of a sustained commitment towards helping masons and plasterers “build better” with the company’s product line.Read More