Transportation funding initiatives prevail on election day

Source: American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.

Voters across the nation expressed support for increased investment in surface transportation, approving 60 of 90 related initiatives on November 4 ballots. The measures will provide nearly $21 billion in additional funds for transportation projects, the ARTBA Transportation Investment Advocacy Center finds.

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Pavement, materials specialist named Concrete Sustainability Hub co-director

Sources: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; CP staff

An engineer who researches the environmental and economic implications of materials selection in the manufacture and lifespan of products, Randolph Kirchain has been named co-director of the MIT-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) alongside Franz-Joseph Ulm, professor of Civil Engineering.

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USGBC enlists materials, products sources in supply chain group

Sources: CP staff; U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

Acknowledging supplier and product interests’ central role in green building practice, USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee has tasked a new Supply Chain Optimization Group with supporting the LEED v4 Materials and Resources (MR) section.

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