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PCA Bridge Award entry deadline nears

Source: Portland Cement Association Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

PCA is accepting through June 30 entries for the 14th biennial Bridge Awards competition, recognizing excellence in design and construction of cast-in-pllace or precast concrete crossings. Eligible structures are highway, rail, transit, pedestrian or wildlife crossings essentially completed between October 2011 and September 2013, and located in the U.S. or Canada.

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Oldcastle Architectural times insulated wall system launch with AIA Convention

Source: Oldcastle Architectural, Atlanta; CP staff

InsulTech, a completely insulated concrete masonry unit (ICMU) wall assembly offering energy efficiency and moisture management performance benefits, coupled with standard installation assurances, leads new offerings Oldcastle Architectural will bring to the American Institute of Architects 2014 Convention and Expo, June 26-28 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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NPCA seeks precast plants for Sustainability Program pilot

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

The NPCA Sustainability Committee plans to enlist 10 precast producers across North America to test software calculating three environmental impact factors tied to mix designs and plant operations: global warming potential, primary energy consumption and water use. The Excel-based program enables users to benchmark and track progress against baseline impact numbers.

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