Architects see producer involvement as key in low-carbon concrete uptake

Sources: Boston Society for Architecture; CP staff To increase low-carbon concrete frequency in project specifications, the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) and the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) Boston/Northeast Hub engaged in a year-long schedule of stakeholder-specific focus groups and cross-disciplinary working sessions. Among top challenges to mass adoption of low-carbon alternatives to conventional mixes, participants cited: Lack of early engagement…

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Governor binds New York agencies to “Clean Concrete” mandate 

Sources: Office of New York Governor Kathy Hochul; CP staff Concrete suppliers will soon be required to submit environmental product declarations for mixes delivered to New York State agency projects above $1 million and requiring 50 or more yards, or NYS Department of Transportation work above $3 million and requiring 200 or more yards. Under just-adopted Buy Clean Concrete guidelines…

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NLRB’s delivery-labor standard sinks Operating Engineers’ serial grievances

This year is winding down with signs of recovery throughout construction. Certain union locals might find 2013 wanting, however, as National Labor Relations Board authorities have determined that their attempts to come between concrete suppliers and contractors violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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