ICF manufacturer turns to permeable pavements

Sources: Airlite Plastics Co., Omaha, Neb.; CP staff

The parent company of insulating concrete form brand Fox Blocks—successor to Arxx ICF and Reward Wall Systems—has acquired Houston-based TrueGrid, whose 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic system is promoted as an alternative to permeable or pervious concrete and asphalt pavements. Airlite Plastics will add the Lego-like, grass- or gravel-bearing grid to its Sustainable Construction Products Division offerings. 

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Sustainable construction drives new Global Cement & Concrete Association

Sources: Global Cement & Concrete Association, London; CP staff

The parent companies of CalPortland, Cemex USA, Holcim, Lafarge North America, Lehigh Hanson, Oldcastle Inc. and Votorantim Cement North America are among charter members of the Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA), dedicated to strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction and offering solutions to social challenges across the world.

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New ASTM standard supports recycling of fresh, returned concrete

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates’ C1798, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete, affords producers process, verification, and record-keeping procedures to lower stockpile volume or reclaimer throughput.

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