Women in Concrete Alliance opens Distinction Award nominations

Source: Women in Concrete Alliance, Dublin, Ohio

Entries are currently being accepted through January 6 for the second annual Woman of Distinction award, presented by the Women in Concrete Alliance. According to Kari Moosman, co-founder of WICA, the award was created to celebrate women in the industry. “We are excited to see a woman in the industry honored by her peers,” said Moosmann. “This award will reinforce that women are a valued resource in the concrete construction industry.”

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Book explores concrete Airform-constructed homes

Source: Princeton Architectural Press, New York

Available on December 15, No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff examines the architect’s development of Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis in the 1940s. Better known for his elegant Spanish Colonial-revival estates in Southern California, Neff had a passion for his dome-shaped “bubble houses” made of reinforced concrete cast over a balloon.

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Belgard webinar tracks permeable pavers’ EPA grant prospects

Sources: Belgard Hardscapes, Atlanta; CP staff

Belgard officials report that permeable concrete pavers may help qualify projects for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Urban Waters Small Grants program, awarding $1.8 million–$3.8 million for research, training and demonstration efforts. EPA is accepting grant applications through January 23, noting the program’s goal of improving water quality, in turn supporting community revitalization and local public health, economic and livability priorities.

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