Sources: Salt River Materials Group, Phoenix; CP staff
Salt River Materials Group has built a powder blending facility and expanded loadout capabilities at its Tucscon Terminal, responding to energy market forces hampering consistent supply of high quality fly ash for Arizona concrete customers. Located within the Tucson Electric Power Sundt Generating Station, the new operation blends ash from multiple sources plus a Type N natural pozzolan for a finished powder meeting ASTM C1697, Standard Specification for Blended Supplementary Cementitious Materials requirements. The material is dubbed “Tucson Pozzolan” and expands supply of a performance Class F fly ash substitute.
Source: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.
In lieu of a customary in-person gathering, the ACI Foundation will stage the Strategic Development Council Technology Forum 48 through August 25 and 27 webinars, each featuring four 30-minute presentations. The Forum will be presented free of charge, but separate registration is required for each presentation; participants will have the option of requesting a PDH certificate for self-reported credit. Registration, agenda and additional SDC Technology Forum 48 details can be obtained at www.ConcreteSDC.org.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria,Va.; CP staff
A new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association podcast will feature experts from design, development, construction and related sectors on the benefits of specifying concrete for buildings and transportation infrastructure. Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability PE, SE, LEED AP Lionel Lemay kicks off the series July 23 discussing issues impacting the concrete and construction industries, including sustainability efforts that are among the organization’s most important goals.