Dodge report confirms compounded growth in global green building activity

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

Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, compiled from surveys tracking nearly 70 countries, finds global green building volume is doubling every three years. Authors see expansion continuing in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom, but emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa representing growth engines—their development activity trending two- to six-fold over current green building levels.

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Vulcan Western chief Bass to spearhead business development, strategic growth

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Vulcan Materials has elevated two senior vice presidents to new posts: Stan Bass, SVP West, overseeing Western and Mountain West Divisions, to chief growth officer, responsible for leading business development, commercial excellence, and strategic growth initiatives; and, Michael Mills, SVP & general counsel, to chief administrative officer, charged with executive oversight of non-financial, administrative functions.

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Mass Timber Conference to spotlight multi-story building market prospects

Sources: Forest Business Network, Missoula, Mont.; CP staff

Organizers of the Mass Timber Conference, March 22-24 at the Portland (Ore.) Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, have lined up 45-plus presenters from North America, Europe and Australia to address current opportunities and obstacles for cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, glulam panels, and laminated veneer lumber.

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Martin Marietta closes on Rocky Mountain Premix, parent operation

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; CP staff

The acquisition of two Colorado operators has positioned Martin Marietta to grow its Front Range stone, sand & gravel, concrete and asphalt production workforce by about 400 and strengthen a long-term stake in the state’s southern market— owing to a gain of nearly 1 billion tons of aggregate reserves accompanying the deals.

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World of Concrete 2016 tops organizers’ bullish projections

Sources: Informa Exhibitions US, Irving, Texas; CP staff

World of Concrete 2016 exceeded expectations across the board, logging the largest attendee and exhibitor counts in seven years, Informa Exhibitions confirms. This year’s staging, February 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, drew just over 60,000 registered professionals, up from 55,800 last year, and featured more than 1,532 manufacturers, suppliers and service providers exhibiting across 744,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, a gain of 67,000 sq. ft.

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