Heidelberg Materials Sustainability course premiers on AEC Daily

Sources: Heidelberg Materials North America, Irving, Texas; CP staff Heidelberg Materials North America is offering a free American Institute of Architects-accredited course, “Mastering Sustainable Concrete: on the Road to Net Zero Construction,” informing owners, contractors, specifiers and designers of structural material choices that promote decarbonization. Available on AEC Daily’s online continuing education platform and geared toward learners with intermediate knowledge,…

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AltusGroup: 35 million square feet of precast wall panels in 20 years

Sources: AltusGroup, Bethlehem, Pa.; CP staff Embracing “precast innovation powered by collaboration” has positioned carbon fiber reinforced element licensor AltusGroup and producer members to sustain momentum in developing advanced commercial building enclosure solutions. “In the two decades since our founding, we’ve seen a deepened focus on energy savings, carbon footprint mitigation and on-site labor reductions, all amid an enhanced desire…

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10-ton gantry crane

The new EMH Single Leg Semi Gantry Crane eases load transfer between workstations, while freeing up overhead cranes to handle other tasks. The model features an exclusive poly wheel design, eliminating the need for built-in floor rails, and the new EG Hoist, augmenting trolley adjustment. The EG is designed to have a more spacious enclosure to accommodate much larger control…

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Empire State sets Clean Concrete procurement and EPD submittal terms

Beginning in January 2025, concrete producers will be required to provide environmental product declarations for New York State agency project deliveries above $1 million and 50 yards, or NYS Department of Transportation work above $3 million and 200 yards. Under just-adopted Buy Clean Concrete guidelines, producers will also need to demonstrate that their mix materials exhibit environmental impact below certain…

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Pilot production line broadens Solidia SCM lab testing, field trials  

Sources: Solidia Technologies, San Antonio, Texas; CP staff Solidia Technologies is ramping up production of a proprietary supplementary cementitious material with the activation of a new pilot line at its expanded Texas headquarters. The equipment will increase the producer’s SCM capacity 25-fold, thereby allowing customers and prospects to test the engineered, performance binding agent in lab and field conditions. Solidia…

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Terra CO2 further validates SCM in Porsche dealership pour

Sources: Terra CO2 Technology Holdings, Golden, Colo.; CP staff Terra CO2 Technology, developer of equipment and processes netting low-carbon alternatives to portland cement, reports successful use of its OPUS Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) product for a demonstration pour at the Porsche Sugar Land dealership site in Houston. Concrete specimen testing by Texas-based Alpha Testing LLC confirms that the binder performs…

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Concrete Innovations Awards 1.0

Build With Strength, a National Ready Mixed Concrete Association initiative, named individuals or companies earning 2023 Concrete Innovation Awards at a ceremony dovetailing the ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas. A panel of five judges selected winners, recognizing their commitment to improving the resilience, performance and sustainability of concrete. Premier Concrete Innovation Awards recipients, by category, are:  Innovative Person or Team.…

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Startup C60 leverages technology to optimize business operations

The pressure is on for concrete producers. Demand is high, especially with the passing of the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, but the market is more challenging than ever.  Construction costs rose 14.1 percent year over year by the end of 2022, according to CBRE’s Construction Cost Index. Recruiting skilled labor continues to be difficult as many industry veterans…

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Producers – May 2023

Solidia Technologies is expanding production of its proprietary supplementary cementitious material in San Antonio, Texas, where it recently relocated headquarters from New Jersey. The engineered product improves the durability, workability, and overall properties of concrete, while mineralizing captured carbon dioxide to reduce by 30-40 percent the greenhouse gas emissions associated with finished slabs or structures.  With significantly more SCM capacity…

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Chryso, GCP launch first admixture under Saint-Gobain umbrella

Sources: Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals, Alpharetta, Ga.’ CP staff A novel class of concrete strength enhancers tailored to portland cement requirements is the inaugural admixture offering from Chryso Inc. and GCP Applied Technologies following their October 2022 unification as the Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals business unit. Unveiled at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 and formulated to reduce the binder factor in typical concrete mix designs…

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