Michael Wymant, LEED AP+ has joined National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, Building Innovations. From a Chicago base, his primary objective will be to offer technical expertise to developers and design professionals in order to incorporate cutting-edge concrete solutions into their projects. A building operations expert with 15-plus years of experience providing sustainable and economical building practices, he will integrate teams of architects, engineers and contractors to offer durable, energy efficient and economical concrete solutions that meet the needs of both building developers and their tenants. Wymant is a LEED-Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction and Operations and Maintenance.Read More
Caterpillar Inc. is discontinuing production of its on-highway vocational truck series, citing the current climate for heavy-duty vehicles and a restructuring plan aligning company businesses with existing conditions. It will cease taking orders but maintain support for the Class 8 CT660, CT680 and CT681 models in the field.
A Finland research and technology specialist serving Europe’s forested Nordic countries cites a technique to convert lignin, a wood fiber binder and pulp mill byproduct, to a plasticizing agent competitive with synthetic and lignosulphonate-based concrete admixtures.