Source: Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn.; CP staff
Global initial public offering investment adviser Renaissance reports that poor market conditions have compelled Brazil’s Votorantim Industrial S.A. to withdraw an offering of shares in its largest business, Votorantim Cimentos S.A., earmarked for São Paulo Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange trading.
Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
The NPCA Quality Assurance Committee is cracking down on inappropriate Certified Plant logo use, outlining potential action by the NPCA general counsel in a Quality Control Manual for Precast and Prestressed Concrete Plants addendum.
Source: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Colorado State University researchers will use a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop measurement and assessment tools providing real-time, “on-the-fly” carbon footprint metrics when integrated with building material databases and architectural design software.
Source: Leonardo Academy, Madison
A two-part webinar, September 18 and 25, will illustrate the uses of the draft standard, Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (LEO-SCS-002), currently being developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.
Source: McGraw Hill Construction, New York
In the Midyear Update to the 2013 Construction Outlook, McGraw Hill Construction reports that new construction starts are pacing $506 billion this year, sustaining a 6 percent growth rate staff projected last October, and following an 8 percent 2012 gain.