MIT researchers extend vehicle fuel efficiency case for concrete pavement

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.

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Nelson takes helm of Oshkosh Commercial

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.

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NRMCA schedules free Environmental Product Declarations webinar

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.

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Global survey: Business imperative, market demand drive green building growth

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.”

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