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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Looking beyond rationalized cement capacity with integrated concrete and aggregate production assets, LafargeHolcim Ltd. aims to make its mark in the global construction supply chain as part of a new sustainability initiative, The 2030 Plan.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Construction materials producers can’t manage what they can’t see. In the case of environmental management: Poorly executed inspections, action item responses, documents, and maps equal heavy fines and penalties.Read More