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Technology codes concrete environmental data on path to placement

Sources: Xpansiv CBL Holding Group, San Francisco; CP staff

Solidia Technologies, New Jersey-based developer of a portland cement and conventional concrete alternative, is teaming with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG) to develop an asset class of tradable digital products that prove “superior environmental provenance” in construction specifications. After third-party verification, data XCHG captures in each step of Solidia Cement and Concrete production and placement will be translated into Digital Feedstock, a proprietary, standardized format combining data science, cryptography and distributed-ledger technologies. 

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Concrete Sustainability Hub looks to economy, environment in decade two

Sources: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; RMC Research & Education Foundation, Portland Cement Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

The Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation and Portland Cement Association have marked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub’s 10th anniversary with a five-year, $10 million commitment and eye to solutions for economic, environmental, and social challenges.

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Glen-Gery parent adds six lines in Redland Brick asset deal

Sources: Brickworks North America Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.; CP staff

A new Brickworks North America subsidiary has announced an agreement to acquire assets of Williamsport, Md.-based Redland Brick Inc. related to the Cushwa, Harmar, Rocky Ridge, Lawrenceville Brick and Tru-Brix product lines. With a projected early-2020 closing, the transaction includes one Pennsylvania, one Virginia and two Maryland plants that Redland Brick has operated for nearly two decades as a subsidiary of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc., parent company of Canton, Ohio-based Belden Brick Co.

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PCA’s Sullivan: Cement consumption will lag GDP growth

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

The Portland Cement Association Fall Forecast paints a minor 2019-2021 growth curve for cement consumption, with respective annual gains of 2.4 percent, 1.7 percent and 1.4 percent. 

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Top construction economist sees minor drop in 2020 project activity

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York 

The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in industry forecasting and business planning, projects total U.S. construction starts slipping 4 percent, to $776 billion, from this year to next.

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