California county embraces country’s premier Low-Carbon Concrete Code

The Marin County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance that adds a low-carbon concrete specification to the county’s building code, effective January 2020. The new code applies to foundation, column or slab mix designs for private and public construction projects in unincorporated areas, and includes pathways for compliance with either reduced cement levels or lower-emission supplementary cementitious materials. Exemptions address higher cement contents typical of structural precast and lightweight aggregate concrete mixes.

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California stakeholders recognize concrete pavement’s seven-decade record


Construction industry leaders, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials, and state legislators assembled in late-August to recognize the performance, longevity and value inherent in a 10-mile stretch of concrete pavement along Interstate 10, linking Ontario and Colton and placed in 1947 with a projected 20-year service life.

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CalPortland sustains leadership in EPA Energy Star program

Source: CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif.

As 2014 Energy Star Partner of Year – Sustained Excellence Award recipient, CalPortland will be honored April 29 in Washington, D.C., the recognition earned through what EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe calls the cement, concrete and aggregate producer’s “unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient.”

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