Clark Pacific tailors NetZero Building Platform to 2030 Challenge

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff Clark Pacific has launched the NetZero Building Platform, a complete prefabricated system for next-generation office buildings that prioritize the environment and occupant wellness, and help owners and designers meet the 2030 Challenge. The American Institute of Architects-endorsed Challenge calls for new projects and major building renovations to be carbon neutral—operating free of…

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NAHB Institute’s premier report tracks deep dearth of workers

Sources: Home Builder Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff The residential construction industry faces a shortfall of 200,000 skilled trades workers, according to the Home Builder Institute’s inaugural HBI Construction Labor Market Report. “This persistent challenge endangers the affordability and availability of housing and hinders a robust economic recovery,” affirms HBI CEO Ed Brady, noting how labor represents approximately 30 to…

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CarbonBuilt: NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize winner

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff The University of California, Los Angeles Samueli School of Engineering-minted CarbonBuilt team has been named one of two winners in the NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize competition, its $7.5 million award recognizing technology that reduces the carbon footprint of concrete production by more than 50 percent. The team of faculty members, project scientists, graduate students…

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CarbonCure Technologies: NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize winner

Sources: CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, Nova Scotia; CP staff CarbonCure Technologies is one of two finalists to prevail in the $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize competition, which took place in three rounds over 54 months and challenged participants to convert industrial carbon dioxide emissions into usable products. CarbonCure received $7.5 million for proving the CO2 capture and use potential of it process at…

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CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure teams take $20M global competition

Sources: CP staff; XPrize Foundation, Culver City, Calif.  Processes proved at commercial scale to mineralize and sequester carbon dioxide gas in finished concrete have earned their developers, CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure Technologies, top honors in NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize, a six-year global competition centered on managing and monetizing emissions from coal and natural gas combustion. 

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Cemex helps charter IBM-powered OpenBuilt supply chain platform

Sources: IBM and Red Hat, Armonk, N.Y.; Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex and four European partners aim to develop OpenBuilt, a platform programmed to help securely connect fragmented construction industry supply chains and offer digital solutions to help innovate and drive more efficient, sustainable and safer projects. Part company, part ecosystem, OpenBuilt will function independently with…

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Dodge Data and Blue Book Building & Construction Network merge

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, Hamilton, N.J. Dodge Data & Analytics and the Blue Book Building & Construction Network are combining their businesses, affording current and prospective customers access to the industry’s leading platform for data insight, market intelligence, firm discovery and networking. The Dodge | Blue Book Construction Industry Database will embody the industry’s most complete, up-to-date and accurate…

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AGT Products expands concrete market reach through Rhino Products

Source: AGT Products Inc., Mississauga, Ontario AGT Products USA, a key player in building materials and top prefinished subfloor products distributor, has completed the full purchase of Ohio-based Rhino Carbon Fiber Products, which has a 20-year track record spanning innovative concrete strengthening and repair solutions for residential and commercial spaces. The acquisition sustains AGT’s growth strategy through expansion in the…

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Owens Corning threads Buy America needle for Mateenbar Fiberglas Rebar

Sources: Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions LLC, Toledo, Ohio; CP staff Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions (OCIS) has scheduled a mid-April dispatch for the first load of domestically produced Mateenbar Fiberglas Rebar, an Ohio Department of Transportation bridge site in Henry County the destination. OCIS is the exclusive North American distributor of the FRP product from Mateenbar USA’s new 130,000-sq.-ft. plant in…

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Peterbilt unveils all-new medium-duty companions to 567 workhorse series

Sources: Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas; CP staff Peterbilt Motors has added Models 537 and 548 to its Class 7/8 segment offering, crediting the trucks’ versatility to robust multiplex electrical architecture and engineering that delivers “seamless body builder integration allowing customers complete customization.”

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