Graniterock adds carbon footprint savings calculator to iPhone app

Graniterock Construction Calculators Version 4.2 app

The Construction Calculators Version 4.2 app enables architects and contractors to gauge carbon dioxide emissions reduction when using supplementary cementitious materials to offset portland cement in concrete mix designs. The just-released update builds on one of the industry’s first mobile device-geared software products, launched in 2011, for estimating a project’s ready mixed and aggregate requirements.

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PCA’S Sullivan Firm On 2014 Growth Projection In 8 Percent Range

Although recent indicators point to a tempering of the U.S. economy, Portland Cement Association is maintaining its forecast for steady growth in construction and cement consumption during the next five years, starting with a projected 7.9 percent increase this year in powder shipments—nearly double the 4.5 percent increase the industry logged in 2013 over prior-year volume.

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AGC economist cautious as construction employment hits six-year high

Construction employers added 6,000 workers in May as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent, its lowest mid-spring level in six years, according to an Associated General Contractors of America analysis of federal government data.

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Precast Concepts hosts Colorado lawmaker delegation

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), Irving, Texas

After flooding and wildfires have increased scrutiny of materials used in the state’s roadway systems, Precast Concepts hosted a Colorado Senate and House Transportation Committee tour of its Henderson pipe and drainage structures plant, west of Denver, informing lawmakers on infrastructure quality, safety, design and life cycle costs.

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Foltz Concrete parent ADS lists on New York Stock Exchange

Sources: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., Hilliard, Ohio; CP staff Advanced Drainage Systems, which runs 50-plus flexible pipe plants and 24 distribution facilities in the U.S. and Canada, plus North Carolina pipe and manhole producer, Foltz Concrete, effected an initial public offering of 5.29 million shares at $16/share. The July 25 IPO spans 14.5 million shares overall, trading on the New…

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