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Code Council weighs fire factors in new building safety initiative

Sources: International Code Council, Itasca, Ill.; CP staff

The ICC Board has created Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security with a goal of bringing “together experts from across many different disciplines to tackle one of the toughest, most important issues of our time.”

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CIM National Steering Committee names new officers, board

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) has appointed new officers and directors, effective July: Executive Director Eugene Martineau, U.S. Concrete (retired); Chairman Michael Schneider, vice president and chief people officer, Baker Concrete Construction; Vice Chairman Michael Philipps, vice president, Business Development, Sandler Training; Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher, chief operating officer, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; and, Immediate Past Chairman Wally Johnson, vice president of Marketing, U.S. Concrete.

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Cummins recall aimed at fixing deterioration-prone SCR components

Sources: Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

Through a voluntary recall coordinated with the EPA, Cummins Inc. will replace components in selective catalytic reduction-equipped engines powering 2010-15 model year medium- and heavy-duty trucks. SCR catalyst components to be replaced were found to degrade within a few years instead of controlling emissions of nitrogen oxides for a regulatory timetable—10 years or 435,000 miles (heavy-duty vehicles)/185,000 miles (medium-duty).

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Ivy League professor quantifies high social costs of wood construction fires

Sources: Build with Strength Coalition, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

With special attention to incidents involving Los Angeles multi-family developments, a study from Columbia University Adjunct Assistant Professor Urvashi Kaul offers a cost-benefit analysis showing wood-framed residential building fires’ economic impact on citizens and local governments. 

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Metro Mix deal broadens LafargeHolcim, Aggregate Industries’ Denver footprint

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; CP staff

LafargeHolcim has closed on the assets of Metro Mix LLC, a ready mixed producer with Denver and Castle Rock, Colo., plants. The transaction adds to an already strong Colorado market presence LafargeHolcim enjoys through its integrated Aggregate Industries operations. 

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