Concrete Masonry Education Act awaits Florida Governor’s pen

Sources: Masonry Association of Florida, Orlando; National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

State Representatives approved the Concrete Masonry Education Act, creating a Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council as a direct support organization under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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NRMCA certifies Cemex’s premier Environmental Product Declaration

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Cemex has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for 12 mix designs produced at its Pier 92 plant in San Francisco, a market laden with green-building practitioners and clients who are stepping up supplier transparency requirements with the tightening of project rating systems, chief among them the EPD-incentivizing LEED v4.

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NCMA invites Concrete Masonry Product Category Rule comments

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

A linchpin of forthcoming block and hardscape Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), the draft Product Category Rule (PCR) for “Manufactured Concrete and Concrete Masonry Products” is available here for review and comment through May 16.

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