Source: Professional Trade Publications, Inc., Eugene, Ore.
A special focus Green Matters Conference, February 23-24 in San Antonio—co-located with the Concrete Décor Show —will convene industry experts to share up-to-date information on sustainable design and concrete construction. The program calls for seminars and panel discussions where industry experts will share insight on sustainable technologies; trends in green building; infrared reflective coatings; innovative uses of concrete to provide cooling and stormwater management; environmental benefits of polished concrete; and, advancements in functional resilience.
Source: Professional Trade Publications Inc., Eugene, Ore.
The 2012 Concrete Decor Show, February 20-24, in San Antonio, will feature what organizers note are hands-on training and continuing education sessions decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans need to improve their knowledge, site skills and business opportunities. The Decorative Concrete Institute’s Bob Harris will be the keynote speaker for the evening of Tuesday, February 21; in “Going the Distance with Decorative Concrete,” he will share insights on business challenges and how attendees can take advantage of market growth.
Source: Cemex, S.A.B. de. C.V., Monterrey, Mexico
Timed during last week’s World of Concrete conference in Las Vegas, construction materials giant Cemex announced the launch of its ready-mixed concrete brand, Hidratium, to the global marketplace.
Source: Rockwood Holdings Inc., Princeton, N.J.
The Rockwood Color Pigments and Services business will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, Ga.—the first new iron oxide pigment operation in the U.S. in 35 years.