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Green Globes standard attains ANSI consensus designation

Sources: Green Building Initiative, Portland, Ore.; CP staff

The Green Building Initiative’s new Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings version, revised with content on resilience and life cycle cost analysis, has been approved as a American National Standards Institute consensus standard. GBI President Vicki Worden attributes the designation to “more than 230 public meetings to deliberate the latest science and research, baselines, and market advancements since the last update.”

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Artificial intelligence, drone specialists retool concrete bridge inspection

Sources: Dynam.AI, San Diego; GBA, Lenexa, Kan.; CP staff

Dynam.AI, a provider of end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI) for businesses, and GBA, engineering and architecture solutions developer, have entered a partnership to refine methods of identifying and assessing bridge defects—a market whose potential is underscored in a 2019 American Road & Transportation Builders Association report indicating 47,000-plus crossings deemed structurally deficient.

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Oldcastle Infrastructure broadens Pacific NW base with Granite Precasting

Sources: Oldcastle Infrastructure, Atlanta

On the heels of similar bolt-on transactions involving Pacific Northwest operators Quality Concrete Products and Valley Precast, Oldcastle Infrastructure has acquired Granite Precasting & Concrete Inc., a Bellingham, Wash. producer of manholes, catch basins and storm water drainage components, plus structures serving energy and communications sectors.

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Dayton Superior sheds paving products in Simplex deal

Sources: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio; CP staff

Minnesota-based Simplex Construction Supplies Inc. has closed on the Dayton Superior Road and Highway Concrete Paving Division, encompassing pavement and curb & gutter forms, load transfer products and bar supports. The transaction positions the suitor as a leading source of infrastructure products and solutions for heavy and highway contractors throughout the country.

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New NPCA committee structure boosts market response mechanisms

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

NPCA directors have approved a new structure of Board and Products Committees, citing their improved capacity “to move quickly to address opportunities and threats” and potential to “provide a meaningful forum in which members can work on specific issues that impact the industry.”

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