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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Chandler Concrete: ‘A Member of the Chaney Family’

Already one of the East Coast’s fastest growing concrete operators, Maryland-based Chaney Enterprises will nearly double its production footprint by acquiring Chandler Concrete Co. Inc., Burlington, N.C. The latter operates 44 ready mixed and three block plants, plus one building supply store in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. They align with Chaney Enterprises’ growing Virginia and North Carolina…

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Cemex Ventures and Caterpillar open Startup Competition entry window

Sources: Cemex Ventures, Madrid; CP staff Construction Startup Competition 2024 sponsors are accepting entries in their recognition, networking and financing program through June 30. Construction and clean technology developers can enter Green Construction (sustainability), Enhanced Productivity (efficiency), Construction Supply Chain (on time) or Future of Construction (disruptive) categories at the competition portal. Cemex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Cemex S.A.B.…

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Lehigh White parent mills low-carbon white portland cement template

Sources: Cementir Group, Milan; CP staff Aalborg Portland Cement A/S, a European sister operation of Florida-based Lehigh White Cement Co., has launched D-Carb, presenting it as the first white cement to match a lower carbon footprint with high early age performance characteristics. D-Carb processing with Aalbort White clinker, a premium limestone, and fit-for-purpose grinding aid equates to a 15 percent…

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Underwriter Allianz measures the heights of mass timber construction risks

The latest installment of the Allianz Commercial Emerging Risk Trend Talk series examines financial and life safety factors surrounding mass timber construction. Authors find a) mass timber assemblies and building methods are relatively new, while testing continues to establish a methodology for determining the performance of structural elements during a fire; b) regulatory frameworks for large mass timber projects are…

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Holcim North America powers inaugural ash harvesting project

Holcim North America and sister business Geocycle North America are overseeing a premier of beneficiation technology transforming landfilled coal combustion products to Class F fly ash. ECOAsh, the branded material from an Alberta site strategic to Lafarge Canada Inc. operations, marks the first ash harvesting for concrete end uses under the global Holcim Group banner. Holcim NA and Geocycle NA…

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Lake Michigan project moves first on Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines

The Waterfront Alliance, New York, cites the Illinois Beach State Park Shoreline Stabilization Project as the first freshwater installation to achieve WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Verification under the standard’s Version 3.0. WEDG is a national rating system and set of guidelines that pushes the bar for creating resilient, ecological, and accessible waterfront design. The Illinois Shoreline Stabilization Project is…

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Terra CO2 clinker-free OPUS Zero binder enters field concrete trials

Colorado-based Terra CO2 Technology Holdings Inc. has begun testing concrete mix designs bearing OPUS Zero, a binder finished free of portland cement clinker and produced with globally abundant, silicate-rich feedstocks. Material trials scheduled throughout 2024 involve specimen batching, pumping and engineering property testing, along with demonstration slab and vertical surface or structure placements. Early results indicate OPUS Zero meets or…

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Embodied Carbon Calculator driver Building Transparency welcomes CMHA, GCP

The latest Lead or Pilot Partners supporting the Seattle nonprofit organization building the Embodied Carbon Calculator (EC3) represent a diverse set of manufacturers, suppliers, organizations or individual architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) entities fostering low-carbon public or private contract procurement. In addition to the Concrete Masonry and Hardscapes Association, GCP Applied Technologies and other new Building Transparency partners, global technology…

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Innovative Brick Systems returns to AltusGroup partnership

A leading player in embedded thin brick systems for architectural precast concrete has rejoined licensor AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner to lend members its expertise and technical support. Innovative Brick Systems of Lafayette, Colo. produces concrete form liners that enable plants to embed brick, tile, and stone into their precast products to deliver timeless, quality finishes. The involvement of the…

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