Through eight quarters of North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPCSPP) data reporting, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute producers are establishing representative baselines in carbon dioxide emissions and resource consumption. A joint initiative for PCI, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association members, NAPCSPP is geared to benchmarking the precast industry’s impact on the environment and creating a culture of sustainability. Participating PCI plants report results on a quarterly basis.
|The just-published report reflects January 2015–December 2016 data from 43 operations, each assigned identification numbers to maintain confidentiality, and is posted at www.pci.org/PCI/Resources/Sustainability.|
“Members have reduced waste and energy and water use,” says PCI Sustainability and Publications Director Emily Lorenz. “That’s good for the environment and good for their bottom line.”
NPCA BENCHMARKING REPORT PEGS 2016 INDUSTRY SHIPMENT GAINS AT $900M
|The report is free to benchmarking survey participants and available in pdf or hard copy versions for National Precast Concrete Association members ($350) and non-members ($550) through www.precast.org|
The National Precast Concrete Association 2017 Precast Industry Benchmarking Report charts a 5 percent growth rate for producers last year, as shipments in the United States and Canada shipments climbed to an estimated $18.2 billion from $17.3 billion in 2015. The 129-page document reflects 2016 precast, precast/prestressed and concrete pipe production data from 63 companies operating 168 plants. Along with shipment data, the NPCA Benchmarking Report features data on salary and benefits and compares high-profit companies to the total sample. Graphs, charts and infographics offer data that precasters can use for strategic planning and to compare their own company results with the rest of the industry.