Architects confirm producers’ role as catalysts in low-carbon concrete

To increase low-carbon concrete frequency in project specifications, the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) and the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) Boston/Northeast Hub engaged in a year-long schedule of stakeholder focus groups and cross-disciplinary working sessions. Among top challenges to mass adoption of low-carbon alternatives to conventional mixes, participants cited lack of early engagement with concrete suppliers and use of prescriptive…

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Nucor Rebar Fabrication teams with ACR, robotic tying machine developer

Sources: Advanced Construction Robotics Inc., Allison Park, Pa.; CP staff Advanced Construction Robotics has entered an agreement with Nucor Rebar Fabrication Inc., broadening deployment of ACR’s TyBOT. Nucor Rebar Fabrication will integrate the robotic tying machine into its installation contracts, starting with a Washington State project. Bridge deck site demonstrations have proved the TyBOT’s ability to increase rebar crew productivity…

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Alcrete stakes Kentucky market claim in Carter Concrete deal

Sources: Alcrete LLC, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; CP staff Alcrete has expanded its reach in utility or underground precast with the acquisition of Carter Concrete Products LLC. Founded in the 1930s and presently operating on 17 acres in Boaz, Ky., the company has been led by four generations of the Carter family. “Alcrete placed a high value on the legacy of what…

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AICrete migrates QC platform to mobile platform

Sources: AICrete, Richmond, Calif.; CP staff A new app from AICrete, a leading software developer applying artificial intelligence to concrete production, combines the functionality and power of the company’s all-in-one Quality Control platform with mobile technology convenience and flexibility. Available now on the App Store and Google Play, AICreteOS mobile furthers the company’s commitment to making delivery of optimized concrete…

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Holliday Rock partners with graphene developer for admixture testing

Sources: Rimere, Newport Beach, Calif.; CP staff Rimere, a developer of processes extracting high value compounds from natural gas, has entered a codevelopment agreement with California neighbor Holliday Rock, a key player in ready mixed, aggregate and asphalt production, to quantify the potential of graphene to improve concrete strength, elasticity, shrinkage, shielding and durability. Composed of a single layer of…

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Copper blend earns Eagle Roofing Color of the Year designation

With 35-plus years in concrete roof tile production, California-based Eagle Roofing Products is known for an extensive line of durable, elegant and eye-catching offerings, among them Bridgeport Blend Copper, the producer’s Color of the Year. An amalgamation of grays, taupe, brown and black hues accented by subtle orange-luster streaks, Bridgeport Blend Copper mirrors Sequoia trees’ deep sepia tones and ash…

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Belgard adds texture to national catalog with Papyrus pavers

Belgard, the leader in outdoor living essentials made of concrete, metal or composite materials, has announced nationwide availability of is newest paver texture. Papyrus is the latest concrete paver addition to the Artisan Collection, which offers new and unique textures designed for elegant, contemporary outdoor living. Reminiscent of handmade textiles or dried earth, Papyrus embodies the spirit of biophilic design,…

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Béton Provincial solidifies Eastern Canada footprint with CRH assets

Béton Provincial Ltée of Quebec City, the largest Canadian-owned company in cement and concrete, has closed on a major asset transaction with CRH Canada Group Inc., netting: the Ash Grove Cement mill in Joliette, Quebec, plus one Solvay, N.Y., two Greater Montreal and three Labrador or Newfoundland terminals; nine Demix Béton ready mixed plants, seven in Greater Montreal, two in…

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Argos, CRH, Holcim pave path to Titan America Wall Street listing

Brussels-based Titan Cement International S.A. has informed investors of an initial public offering of shares in Titan America, which reported $1.6 billion in 2023 cement, supplementary cementitious material, aggregate and ready mixed concrete sales across coastal Mid-Atlantic and Southeast operations. With a projected early-2025 completion on a Wall Street exchange, the IPO would span a sizable stake in Norfolk, Va.-based…

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The Surprising Comeback of Retail

I live in suburbia. My town just outside of New Orleans looks like every other suburb in America, replete with good schools, a vibrant restaurant scene, and plenty of traffic at rush hour and during school times. My wife and I moved here 32 years ago, escaping the challenges of urban living—crime and potholes—for the comfort and security of life…

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