Sources: Superior Walls of America, New Holland, Pa.
Evidencing further positive home building market trends, above- and below-grade precast wall system licensor Superior Walls reports year-to-date order activity 16 percent and 24 percent above figures for the first nine months of 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff
In his first address as NPCA chairman, Brent Dezember outlined five action statements for association leaders during his one-year term: certification leadership; specifier outreach; member service and value; improving industry marketing; and, aligning industry associations.
Sources: AVR Inc., Apple Valley, Minn.; CP staff
Ready mixed producer AVR has scheduled a roller compacted concrete demonstration near its headquarters, spotlighting for the Minneapolis-St. Paul market a heavy-duty pavement specification that agencies, engineers and owners are increasingly weighing as an asphalt alternative.
Sources: Lafarge North America, Chicago; CP staff
Alberta’s weather extremes will test the efficiency and thermal mass properties of the Net Zero Precast Concrete Home, a duplex to which Lafarge and Habitat for Humanity Edmonton turned over the keys in a mid-October ceremony. The two families will build equity in their new homes through an interest-free Habitat mortgage, capped at 25 percent of income.
Source: CTLGroup, Skokie, Ill.
W. Brent Nixon, Ph.D, P.E. has been named president and chief executive officer of CTLGroup succeeding Dr. Timothy Tonyan, who following an interim period at the helm, will now serve as senior vice president.