Patio Drummond commercializes CarbiCrete block, CO2 metrics in tow

CarbiCrete, Montreal developer of a process where slag cement and carbon dioxide replace portland cement and steam in concrete masonry unit mixes and curing, has taken a critical step in commercialization thanks to its charter North American producer, Quebec-based Patio Drummond. After extensive testing and trials, the concrete hardscapes producer has begun selling CarbiCrete block directly from its Drummondville plant…

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Registration opens for The Precast Show 2024, participation indicators solid 

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind. Management has opened registration for The Precast Show 2024, February 8-10 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The event marks North America’s largest precast-specific gathering, bringing under one roof key equipment or machinery manufacturers, accessory or material suppliers, plus information technology and other service providers. With more than 85,000 square feet of exhibit…

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CMHA names seasoned association administration executive as COO

Sources: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff  Wendel Stewart has joined the Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association as chief operating officer. He will work to ensure operational excellence for the group while overseeing day-to-day operations of membership, meetings and events, and education programs.  A veteran of the association community with more than three decades of experience, Stewart…

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Five earn Concrete Masonry Student Competition recognition

Source: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va. The National Concrete Masonry Association Education & Research Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture have named 2023 Concrete Masonry Student Competition leaders. The program challenged students to use concrete masonry products in the design of a Community Commons for indoor or outdoor gathering, play and shelter. Jurors representing the University…

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ISO 17024-wise CMHA retools certification, builds technical bandwidth

The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association Certified Concrete Paver Installer (CCPI) program’s July launch reflects CMHA pursuit of accreditation to the global standard, ISO 17024 Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. CCPI caps a CMHA Board and Education Committee initiative to update and extend legacy Concrete Paver Installer certification and advance credential value by meeting…

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Organizers call for Hardscape North America Awards entries

Entries for 2023 Hardscape North America Awards are being accepted through September 1 at www.hardscapena.com, eligible projects completed from November 2019 to June 2023. The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association will honor walkway, driveway, patio, and pool deck installations, plus streets or commercial plazas across Clay Brick, Concrete Paver, Segmental Retaining Wall, Hardscape Product Combination, Porcelain Paver, Natural Stone, Outdoor…

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Spahn moves from Concrete Pipe to Concrete Masonry Checkoff

American Concrete Pipe Association Vice President of Operations Kim Spahn, P.E. has been appointed the inaugural Concrete Masonry Checkoff chief executive officer. An exhaustive national search to fill the position attracted more than 300 applicants, Spahn quickly emerging as the CMC Board’s top choice given her unique background and skill set. “We really valued Kim’s perspective as a civil engineer…

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ISO 17024-minded CMHA retools paver, SRW, veneer installer certification

Source: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va. The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association Certified Concrete Paver Installer (CCPI) program is effective July 1, its launch reflecting CMHA pursuit of accreditation to the global standard, ISO 17024 Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. CCPI caps a CMHA Board and Education Committee initiative to update and…

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Hardscape NA organizers open 90-day award entry call

Sources: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff Entries for 2023 Hardscape North America Awards are being accepted through September 1 at the program portal, eligible projects completed from November 2019 to June 2023. Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association will honor walkway, driveway, patio, and pool deck installations, plus street or commercial plaza projects across Clay Brick, Concrete Paver,…

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Hardscape North America 2023 registration opens

Source: Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association, Herndon, Va. Registration is open for Hardscape North America, October 18-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. With the HNA indoor exhibit space in the North Wing already sold out, attendees can expect to see and test the newest industry products and equipment at the nation’s largest hardscape and landscape event.  Among new or returning…

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