Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology report, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Estimating the Impact of Deflection-Induced Pavement-Vehicle Interaction on Fuel Consumption,” cites the potential for $15 billion in annual fuel costs—plus attendant lower greenhouse gas emissions—tied to rigid pavement specifications.
Source: Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis.
Brad Nelson has transitioned from Oshkosh Access Equipment (JLG Industries) segment vice president to Commercial segment president, with responsibilities for the namesake and McNeilus mixer truck business. He has also been named Oshkosh Corp. senior vice president, and will report to President and Chief Operating Officer Wilson Jones.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
Free registration for Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Concrete, Noon–1:30 EST on March 21, can be obtained by clicking here. The webinar will cover a key aspect of the forthcoming green building rating methods: third party-certified reports in which producers and manufacturers provide comparable information regarding environmental performance of their materials, products or service.
Source: Freedonia Group, Cleveland
A rebound in construction activity, coupled with increasing consumer interest in environmentally friendly products, will propel 11 percent annual growth in green building materials demand through 2017, to $86.6 billion.
Source: McGraw-Hill Construction, New York
As sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives take hold worldwide, construction interests are finding business value and opportunities from green building, including greater demand for environmentally responsible products, according to the latest SmartMarket Report, “World Green Building Trends – Business Benefits Driving New and Retrofit Market Opportunities in Over 60 Countries.”