Top A/E/C groups pinpoint resilient-project planning, materials

Source: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.

Design and construction industry leaders, along with building owners and operators, have pledged to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, project specifications and operational techniques as the solution to making the nation’s aging infrastructure more safe and secure.

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Titan America launches ST Equipment & Technology

Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; CP Staff

Titan America has formed ST Equipment & Technology LLC (STET) to further expand the development of its separation technology in fly ash and mineral applications worldwide. STET is positioned to leverage proprietary treatment and classification equipment of Separation Technologies Inc. (STI), a Titan subsidiary since 2002.

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Boehm, McCabe anchor Shockey Cos. executive transition

Source: Shockey Companies, Winchester, Va.

A series of executive promotions will secure the next generation of leadership for Shockey Cos. concrete and construction operations, led by the naming of Jeff Boehm president of Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. and Tom McCabe president of Shockey Precast Group.

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Oldcastle Precast ships record-length Caltrans girders

Sources: Oldcastle Precast, Perris, Calif.; CP staff

As part of California Department of Transportation’s $1.6 billion Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) South Corridor Improvement Project, Oldcastle Precast-Perris is fabricating 158.5-ft. prestressed concrete super girders for the Norwalk-San Antonio Bridge—built in stages entailing placement of seven, four and nine beams.

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Central Concrete mixes 12,000-psi grout to articulate complex Pacific topography

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc, Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete’s San Jose-based business, Central Concrete Supply Co., has been recognized for contributions to a finely detailed, 3D model of the Point Lobos State Marine Reserve, located south of Monterey along the central coast of California.

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Limited driver pool compels aggregate hauler to meet Teamsters’ terms

Sources: CP staff; National Labor Relations Board; Teamsters Local 137, Redding, Calif.

Under a settlement with the NLRB, Fontana, Calif.-based Commodity Trucking Acquisition LLC has entered a three-year collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters 137 and will cover $262,000 in back pay for drivers at its Yuba City, Calif., business, Dispatch Transportation, formerly Valley Aggregate Transport Inc.

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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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