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GCP measures data integration potential in Sysdyne investment

GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., has announced a stake in Sysdyne Technologies, Stamford, Conn.-based provider of plant control and information technology solutions for ready mixed concrete producers.

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Irving Materials propels CIM campaign to critical watermark

The School of Concrete and Construction Management at Middle Tennessee State University, which hosts the Concrete Industry Management program, has received the largest company donation to their building campaign from Greenfield, Ind.-based Irving Materials, Inc. With this contribution, the school has reached 50 percent of its $5 million goal.

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Life cycle auditor revises pavement software program

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Ottawa, has updated the Pavement LCA Web App to further simplify life cycle assessment (LCA) and make paving more environmentally sustainable and cost effective. Version 3.1 features plant process data based on the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2016 industry average LCA and Environmental Product Declaration for concrete, plus these companion improvements:

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Lehigh maps four-year, $600M master plan for Indiana mill

The most ambitious capital undertaking in the 11-year history of Lehigh Hanson Inc. entails a four-year, $600 million-plus modernization and expansion of the Lehigh Cement Co. Mitchell plant, aimed at increasing capacity from present 660,000-metric ton/year level; lowering energy usage and emissions per ton of finished cement; and, continuing to leverage the southern Indiana site’s limestone riches.

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ACI launches twin Decorative Flatwork certifications

The newest American Concrete Institute certification program offerings are Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate. Each requires candidates to complete a written exam and maintain appropriate ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher or Technician certification. Finisher candidates also need 1,500 hours of work experience. The exam covers basic knowledge of proper decorative flatwork installation and finishing procedures, addressing such topics as:

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