Concrete-AI draws investors, recruits Master Builders veteran

Sources: Concrete-AI, Los Angeles; CP staff Mix design software developer Concrete-AI has raised $2 million in a seed financing round with participation by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, a prominent family office, and other marquee investors. The investment will accelerate rollout of the firm’s pioneering data science platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning…

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Patrons, allies salute Concrete Industry Management Program milestone

Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee (NSC) members formally celebrated the CIM Program’s 25th anniversary late last month at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The venue is near Middle Tennessee State University, which in 1996 launched the four-year CIM degree program, since expanded to California State University, Chico; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; Texas State University, San…

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Lafarge R&D, Holcim Apasco veterans to oversee LafargeHolcim Americas

The 10-member LafargeHolcim Ltd. Executive Committee has been realigned to reflect an evolved global cement, aggregate and concrete production asset portfolio, and close an integration phase commencing with the July 2015 Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger. Representing the Western Hemisphere are region heads Pascal Casanova, North America, and Oliver Osswald, Central & South America.

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Lafarge R&D, Holcim Apasco veterans to oversee LafargeHolcim Americas businesses

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

The 10-member LafargeHolcim Executive Committee has been realigned to reflect an evolved global cement, aggregate and concrete production asset portfolio, and close an integration phase commencing with the July 2015 Lafarge Group and Holcim Ltd. merger. Representing the Western Hemisphere are region heads Pascal Casanova, North America, and Oliver Osswald, Central & South America.

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Dispatching benefits in concrete production and delivery

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In the concrete production business, time is crucial. Once raw materials or the mix enters a truck, drivers must move quickly and carefully to ensure the load does not set. Producers must have processes in place to keep operations running smoothly and ensure projects are completed on schedule. Fortunately, they can achieve the goal of running an efficient business by implementing a GPS fleet tracking solution.

 
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Market conditions favor Hanson products business public offering

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The most recent proposed initial public offering of a business featuring U.S. and Canadian concrete production assets, Votorantim Cementos, was withdrawn with little explanation last fall. As presented by Brazil’s Votorantim Industrial S.A., the IPO encompassed a portfolio of cement and concrete operations in the Americas, Europe and Africa, and had a target value hovering $5 billion.

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International Concrete Sustainability Conference: Call for papers

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA is seeking candidate presentations for the 2015 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 11–13 at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel. The 10th annual conference will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete design, production and practice.

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Filter press line solidifies Enviro-Port reclaiming role

A filter press series from D.R. Sperry & Co. of Aurora, Ill., has joined Enviro-Port’s line of concrete reclaiming and slurry handling equipment.

A filter press series from D.R. Sperry & Co. of Aurora, Ill., has joined Enviro-Port’s line of concrete reclaiming and slurry handling equipment. Filter presses enable producers to reduce settling pond sediment handling requirements and solids drying time, while also expediting the return of water for process and batch use.

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