Sustainability specialist economizes plant-specific LCA, EPD preparation

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Ottawa; CP staff

A catalyst behind the database of concrete and cement production environmental impacts, the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute has released an online calculator affording ready mixed producers instant Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declaration figures for any mix, easing preparation of full LCA and EPD reports for green building certification candidate projects.

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Natural disaster-wise governor measures building, human resilience

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Sources: CP staff; Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

In a resilience-themed keynote address at the PCA Spring Congress, two-term Mississippi Governor and past Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour assured his audience, “In my state, there is a whole lot more concrete being used today than there was before Hurricane Katrina.”

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DOT solicits input on prospective rule addressing sleep apnea-prone truck drivers

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Per National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public input on the impacts of screening, evaluating and treating commercial motor vehicle drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The agency poses 20 questions it deems will provide the necessary information before determining whether or not to pursue a proposed rule.

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