Command Alkon and Climate Earth economize Environmental Product Declarations

Sources: Climate Earth, Berkeley, Calif.; CP staff

Document solutions from Climate Earth allow users with COMMANDseries from Command Alkon to place an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), an internationally accepted eco-label, directly into every bid submittal. Linking Command Alkon production software with Climate Earth environmental data streamlines document completion and positions ready mixed suppliers to be among the first in the green-building industry to deliver EPDs for every material order or product on any project they bid.

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HawkeyePedershaab, New Hampton Metal team on equipment development, sales

Sources: New Hampton Metal Fab Corp., New Hampton, Iowa; CP staff

HawkeyePedershaab, a key global player in dry-cast pipe and manhole machinery, has forged an alliance with New Hampton Metal Fab aimed at co-developing wet-cast forming technologies and extending the latter company’s presence in international markets.

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NPCA 2015 Sustainability Awards call for entries

Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

NPCA is accepting through December 15 entries for the 2015 Sustainability Awards, spotlighting achievements producer and associate members have realized in projects or plant operation practices, including energy and water management; recycling, product waste reduction and packaging optimization; substitution of non-renewable materials; vehicle efficiency; biodiversity and conservation; employee training or social support programs; supply chain initiatives; and, Environmental Product Declaration preparation.

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EPA ‘Waters’ proposal clouds aggregate supplies, concrete plant management, construction permits

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

NRMCA Government Affairs staff is closely tracking the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed expansion of the jurisdiction of waters covered under the Clean Water Act, noting how the rule “holds unnecessary and overreaching regulatory implications that would adversely affect ready mixed concrete operations, such as washout pits, sedimentation ponds, settling basins.”

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