Sources: University of Newcastle; CP staff
A new method for permanently storing carbon dioxide emissions generated from fossil fuels and other industrial processes is at the heart of a mineral carbonation pilot plant to be built at the University of Newcastle’s Institute for Energy and Resources.
Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
The ACI Fall 2013 Convention Opening Session will include presentation of the Concrete Sustainability Award to Titan America CEO Aris Papadopoulos, recognizing his leadership in unifying North American stakeholders on a common direction for sustainability efforts and position on product resiliency.
Source: Shea Concrete Products, Amesbury, Mass.
Shea Concrete Products has powered up a 389-kW array that will provide electricity for its production and offices in Amesbury, Mass. The installed solar system went live August 30 and will produce an estimated 421,000 kilowatt-hours per year. This generates enough electricity to fully run the Amesbury location without requiring any additional sources of electricity.
Updated: September 20, 2013
Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
In his first address as 2013-14 ARTBA chairman, Doug Black cited transportation funding, policy, worker safety and innovation as priority objectives for the year ahead.
Sources: Coco Group, Toronto; CP staff
Family-owned Coco Group, with integrated construction materials and heavy civil contracting businesses, has closed on the Russell Group, a peer operator serving Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
NPCA members have been invited to join British Precast Federation and National Precast Concrete Association of Australia counterparts in a 10-minute survey on Building Information Modeling use, the results aimed at a report, “Critical Success Factors of BIM implementation in Precast Concrete Companies.”
Source: Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C.
Nearly three-fourths of construction firms across the country report trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots amid concerns that labor shortages will only get worse, according to the results of an industry-wide AGC survey.