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ASTM schedules exploratory meeting on stormwater control measures

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

ASTM will host an October 1 virtual meeting to potentially seed a technical committee tasked with developing standards for stormwater control measures. Standards could support efforts to reduce pollution from runoff; create uniform testing, verification, and certification programs; and, unify varied stakeholders. 

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PCA projects minor 2020-21 shipment drops, or gain, under two recovery models

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

Portland Cement Association Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Ed Sullivan offers two U.S. cement consumption scenarios around "U" or "W" shaped economic recovery curves, with respective 2020 and 2021 figures of -3.4 percent or +1.7 percent and -4.8 percent and -2.7 percent—this year's projections measured against 2019 shipments.

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NRMCA, Dubai partner schedule premier Global Concrete Summit

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

NRMCA has announced a first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition to engage practitioners, researchers and policy makers around the world in an exchange of the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction. Running November 30-December 10, the Global Concrete Summit will address developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Presentation topics include innovation, resilience, life cycle assessment, low impact development, social responsibility, and public health. 

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Carbon neutral-minded concrete, cement leaders unveil '2050 Climate Ambition'

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

Forty leading cement and concrete companies envision a 30-year route to carbon neutrality in "2050 Climate Ambition," billed as the first statement of its kind on driving down the carbon dioxide footprint of the world's most used man-made material.

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Besser CEO Curtis sets spring 2021 retirement

Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.; CP staff

Kevin Curtis will retire as Besser chief executive officer at the end of April 2021, capping a tenure of four-plus decades in concrete plant equipment as well as a leadership transition that began with the March 2019 promotion of his successor, Ryan Suszek, to president.

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