AEC Daily hosts Heidelberg Materials course on sustainable concrete mixes

Heidelberg Materials North America is offering a free American Institute of Architects-accredited on-demand course, “Mastering Sustainable Concrete: On the Road to Net Zero Construction,” to demonstrate to owners, contractors, specifiers and designers how to make structural material choices that promote decarbonization. Presented at www.aecdaily.com, the one-hour course focuses on the environmental impact of carbon emissions related to concrete, including a…

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PCI honors 10 new Titans of the Industry 

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named 10 PCI Titans of the Industry for their exceptional and unique contributions to advancing the organization and members’ role in building and infrastructure construction: PCI named 50 charter Titans of the Industry in 2004 as part of observances of the organization’s 50th anniversary, and added eight Titans…

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2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction approaches record revenue

Source: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program raised more than $1.75 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held January 24 in conjunction with the World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition to concrete mixer trucks from Mack Trucks and Revolution Concrete Mixers and Peterbilt…

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Peterbilt, Con-Tech dispatch big-ticket iron to CIM Auction

Peterbilt Motors Co. and Con-Tech Manufacturing are donating a 2024 Model 567-mounted Extreme Duty Mixer for the 2024 Concrete Industry Management Auction, scheduled per custom on World of Concrete day two. Starting with smaller ticket items and culminating in top equipment like the mixer truck, bidding is scheduled to kick off January 24 at 1 p.m. in Las Vegas Convention…

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Organizations – December 2023

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Jacques Cattan as managing director, Quality Programs. He will oversee certification activities for plants, erectors and personnel, and succeeds Mike Kesselmayer, retiring at year end. Prior to PCI, Cattan was design-build director at Chicago-based F.H. Paschen, a major general contractor, construction manager, and design-build services provider. He was responsible for design management, virtual design,…

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Buzzi Unicem’s Toso, Ash Grove East’s Manolas lead PCA officer slate

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Portland Cement Association members have elected Buzzi Unicem USA CEO Massimo Toso as board chairman and Ash Grove Cement East President Monica Manolas as vice chair, both for two-year terms. Toso succeeds Votorantim Cimentos North America CEO Filiberto Ruiz, who took the helm shortly after the October 2021 release of the PCA…

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Consumer Confidence Contrasts with Economic Growth

As I have written many times in the past, we pay close attention to both the Conference Board’s monthly measure of consumer confidence, as well as a similar measure from the University of Michigan which they characterize as consumer sentiment. Both descriptions are really interchangeable, as they measure how consumers feel about the times, both politically and economically. We publish…

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Meet the Women in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology

October is Careers in Construction Month, and an excellent opportunity to build your workforce by introducing women to the concrete industry (and concrete tech jobs). Hedy Lamarr, best known as a beautiful actress during Hollywood’s Golden Age, was a brilliant thinker. She co-invented a frequency-hopping system used to prevent Axis powers from jamming torpedoes during World War II, which later…

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Baker CEO Watson leads CIM National Steering Committee officer slate

Sources: Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management program has appointed three new officers to its board of directors: Chairman Karl Watson, Jr., Baker Construction Enterprises chief executive officer; Vice Chairman Steven Cox, Command Alkon vice president – Customer Success; and, Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher, National Ready Mixed Concrete…

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Canadian cement producers pen Carbon Roadmap companion

Along with member producers and downstream partners, the Cement Association of Canada has released Concrete Zero, an action plan for carbon emissions reduction measures up and down the industry’s value chain. The document builds on formal CO2 benchmarks that CAC and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada officials outlined last fall in Roadmap to Net-Zero Carbon Concrete by 2050. To…

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