Report confirms embodied carbon reduction priorities across concrete practice

New Dodge Construction research reveals how building interests are actively seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete construction. Data shows that 81 percent of structural engineers and 69 percent of contractors working with concrete are tracking the embodied carbon on their projects, and about one third taking action to address the metric.  Published in partnership with CarbonCure Technologies with…

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CarbonCure streamlines environmental product declaration preparation

Sources: CarbonCure Technologies, Halifax, Nova Scotia; CP staff CarbonCure Technologies has launched a namesake service, Express EPD, with which concrete producers can expedite preparation of verified environmental product declarations (EPD). It  streamlines the complex life cycle assessment process declarations require by automating much of the data collection. Concrete producers can generate accurate, mix-specific EPDs through a secure program at an accessible…

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ORGANIZATIONS – July 2022

Pacific Structures, a business of San Francisco-based Build Group with subcontracting entities across the West Coast, has named Brandon Tirri as chief executive officer. He will direct and oversee the namesake subsidiary, a structural concrete specialist, along with sister drywall, plaster and insulation, flooring and carpentry, plus exterior building envelope contracting operations. Combined, these entities generate over $400 million in…

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CarbonCure carbon credit purchase agreement: $30 million over 10 years

Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has signed a pioneering carbon credit purchase agreement underpinned by the company’s process of mineralizing and storing carbon dioxide in ready mixed or manufactured concrete. Valued at $30 million over a 10-year window, it entails majority and minority funding partners, Invert Inc. of Calgary and Ripple Inc. of Ottawa, providing up front capital in exchange for…

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Astec and CarbonCure Technologies enter sales, service partnership

Tennessee-based plant equipment leader Astec Industries has become exclusive ready mixed concrete market channel partner in the U.S. and Canada for CarbonCure Technologies. Collaboration with the Halifax, Nova Scotia developer of namesake carbon dioxide injection and mineralization technology for fresh concrete supports sustainability measures under the OneAstec business model. Astec’s BMH, Con-E-Co and RexCon concrete batch plant brands will offer…

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MANUFACTURERS – AUGUST 2021

CarbonCure Technologies in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has named to its board of directors B+H Architects Global Sustainability Lead and Senior Principal Lisa Bate, immediate past World Green Building Council chair, and, retired AECOM Chief Executive Officer Michael Burke. The company has also named CEO Robert Niven, who founded the business in 2012, as chairman. “Since buildings are the source of…

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Competition organizers prize CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure processes, results

Equipment and methods proved at commercial scale to mineralize and sequester carbon dioxide gas in finished concrete have earned their developers, CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure Technologies, top honors in NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize, a $20 million global competition centered on managing and monetizing emissions from coal and natural gas combustion.

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Five tips for unlocking hidden profits in your concrete business

By all accounts, concrete is a good business these days. Construction and building materials industries are largely considered essential. Work continues despite the current circumstances, though often adjusted to meet new safety requirements and economic conditions. But even without the impact of Covid-19 on life and business, the concrete industry faces unique challenges:

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Building a Better World With Concrete

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by William C. Holden

The start of a new year and a new decade seems like a good time to take stock. Looking back over a long career in concrete, there’s a lot to consider. This is the industry that has literally built the modern world. It’s also the industry often blamed for it. But as our long history proves, no one stands more ready to face the challenges of the future than we do.

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