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Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration matches latest standards

With data from 155 producers operating 1,954 plants, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has published a third version of its industry average or industry-wide environmental product declaration (IW-EPD). The document functions as a national proxy for the bulk of concrete in residential, commercial and public construction, and complies with the latest Product Category Rule for Concrete, released earlier this year.

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NPCA, PCI delineate plant certification requirements by product category

The National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have issued Joint Concrete Products List (JCPL 11-19) to alleviate confusion regarding precast and prestressed concrete product certification programs, and enable specifiers to easily determine whether products require NPCA or PCI certification, or whether either is allowable. The document ensures accurate specification of certification programs and that all appropriately certified plants are able to bid a project.

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Pumping group outlines safe practices for double-ended hoses

The newest American Concrete Pumping Association safety bulletin addresses proper methods for using concrete delivery hoses with two ends, underscoring their differing purposes when compared to single-end models.

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Partnership revisits Calera-refined carbon dioxide mineralization

Northern California-based Blue Planet and utility infrastructure specialist Kamine Development, Bedminster, N.J., have teamed to deploy the former company’s mineralization technology for converting power plant carbon dioxide emissions to a concrete-grade, synthetic limestone. The net CO2-sequestration effect has the potential to offset emissions associated with portland cement production and render a concrete mix designed with the synthetic limestone as carbon neutral or negative.

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Mack Trucks and McNeilus sustain powerful CIM Auction tradition

Mack Trucks and McNeilus Companies will once again anchor the Concrete Industry Management Auction pool by dispatching a Granite-mounted, 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer truck to the Las Vegas Convention Center for bidding on February 5, World of Concrete 2020 day two.

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