LafargeHolcim grows EPD library, shrinks concrete, cement carbon intensities

To address calls for streamlining embodied carbon in new construction, Chicago-based LafargeHolcim plans to issue Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) covering shipments from its U.S. Aggregates and Construction Materials (ACM) and Cement businesses. The producer will enlist top auditors, third-party verification specialists and EPD Program Operators to prepare and host a library of declarations abiding the latest criteria for documenting carbon…

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LafargeHolcim teams with IBM to power road design optimization platform

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

LafargeHolcim will leverage IBM Services’ hybrid clouds, data analytics, plus machine learning, artificial intelligence, industrial Internet of Things tools to extend its heavy building materials knowledge base and build out ORIS, promoted as the first digital platform for road design optimization, for global deployment. 

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Cemex adopts IBM platform for suite of transformational mobile apps

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff

Cemex plans an early-2017 release of custom apps designed in collaboration with IBM iX (Interactive Experience) and creating the “best mobile-led customer experience in the building materials supply industry.” The producer will adopt a “speed-to-market” approach—pilot project, followed by user testing, adjusting the solutions to meet the users’ needs, and then scaling apps worldwide. Among early offerings is an app enabling construction foremen to manage many aspects of their ready mixed concrete orders in real-time; field tests have commenced in several markets ahead of the global launch.  

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