Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
A new MIT study shows that using stiffer road pavements could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent—a savings that could add up to 273 million barrels of crude oil per year, or $15.6 billion at current prices. This would result in an accompanying annual decrease in carbon dioxide emissions of 46.5 million metric tons.
Sources: U.S. Concrete, Inc., Houston; CP staff
U.S. Concrete has joined the by-invitation-only Regenerative Network, a national group of green building product sources and service providers dedicated to advancing the best practices and innovative solutions for the commercial market.
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army chief of engineers during a late-May assumption of command ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
Sources: Maxon Industries, Milwaukee; CP staff
Maxon Industries recently crossed the four-figure unit production threshold for its flagship concrete placing vehicle, delivering it to Zignego Company Inc., a Waukesha, Wis., contractor with an integrated, five-plant ready mixed business.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
Source: McGraw-Hill Construction, New York City
A new 12-month leading indicator of nonresidential building spending, the Dodge Momentum Index will be available monthly for material and product interests; architectural, engineering and construction professionals; and, economist and Wall Street analysts.