Global cement group spawns concrete twin, responsible sourcing certification

Sources: Cement Sustainability Initiative, Geneva; CP staff

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), along with partners from the Americas, Europe and Asia, has launched a responsible sourcing certification system for concrete.

Read More

Liquid Stone takes Concrete Industry Management Auction centerpiece

Sources: Concrete Industry Management (CIM) National Steering Committee; CP staff

The National Steering Committee reports a near-record $875,000 in gross proceeds from the 2017 CIM auction, staged January 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, amid the World of Concrete show. Liquid Stone Concrete, Burleson, Texas, was the winning bidder for the signature item: a Mack Granite Axle Forward-mounted McNeilus 11-yd. Bridgemaster.

Read More

Silica dust exposure protection carries the day at World of Concrete 2017

CP01217 Minnich

Source: CP staff

World of Concrete 2017 evidenced a mid-year enforcement timetable for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new crystalline silica dust exposure threshold covering construction sites and general workplaces. Leading the charge for compliance were sawing and drilling equipment exhibitors, along with peers promoting cementitious material conveying, handling or dispensing devices with which silica dust can reach agency-reduced levels.

Read More