“EPD on Demand” tool equips aggregate producers for Buy Clean 

Sources: WAP Sustainability, Nashville; CP staff Life cycle assessment and environmental product declaration services provider WAP Sustainability has launched Theta EPD for Aggregates with National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association support. The first tool of its kind programmed specifically for North American producers, Theta Aggregate builds on WAP’s expertise in LCA and EPD generation software for ready mixed concrete, concrete…

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GSA stipulates low-carbon materials for Homeland Security contracts

The U.S. General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security will steer nearly $288 million in Inflation Reduction Act funds to make the latter agency’s new headquarters campus buildings models for sustainability, starting with procurement prioritizing low-embodied carbon concrete, steel, and asphalt. The funding will enable GSA to complete the construction of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Headquarters, Immigration…

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Customer Segmentation Service Levels

Group customers by their technology and service needs to become the supplier of choice. Worldwide, the production of ready mixed concrete is fundamentally the same. A plant in Dallas operates similar to plants in Dubai, Dublin and even Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam. The needs of customers, however, can be radically different—and that’s without taking into account their unique geographies.  In…

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CRH makes symbolic Atlantic crossing for primary listing on Wall Street

Flanked by Ireland and CRH Americas Atlanta headquarters colleagues, CRH Plc Chief Executive Albert Manifold opened New York Stock Exchange trading late last month. Ringing the venue’s Opening Bell, he capped a shift of the producer’s primary listing from London Stock Exchange, where it will retain a standard listing. A CRH statement reiterated an earlier rationale for the Wall Street…

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Vulcan Materials elevates Florida Rock, U.S. Concrete veterans Baker, Pruitt

Sources: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.  Vulcan Materials Chief Operating Officer Thompson S. Baker II has been promoted to president, assuming that title from Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Tom Hill. A veteran of Florida Rock Industries, which Vulcan acquired in 2007, Baker will continue to lead enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and support and advise the producer’s senior management team. Succeeding…

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NRMCA revises Drivers Hours of Service compliance guide

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.  The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 2023 Compliance Guide for the Federal Drivers’ HOS Regulations provides operators of mixer, dump, tanker and other Class 8 truck fleets updated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours of Service interpretations. The guide offers critical perspective on the 30-minute break provision, electronic logging device exemption and…

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Chaney Enterprises rolls out low embodied carbon mix family

Sources: Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; CP staff One of the Mid-Atlantic region’s top independent ready mixed concrete and aggregate producers recently unveiled a line of sustainable, low carbon products under the Ever Concrete Series banner. Ever Concrete gives Chaney Enterprises customers an opportunity to consciously reduce the embodied carbon of their projects by selecting from a range of mixes that…

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BulkSource delivers construction materials producers data intelligence through open technology platform

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 offered a preview of data science methods destined to improve construction materials production and delivery profits. By capturing a groundswell of plant and fleet inputs from signals, sensors, production logs, and order or ticket files, a new class of information technology specialists demonstrated algorithms or programs greatly extending the dashboard and business intelligence tools accompanying current software suites.…

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e-Ticket integration meets FHWA material invoice processing parameters

Construction materials software developers Sysdyne Technologies and HaulHub Technologies continue platform integration efforts benefitting transportation agency users. Their newest deliverable, Owners Link, is a technical two-way integration between producer point of sale systems and state transportation agency project portals. Owners Link helps ensure a trustworthy source of data records that facilitate payments. Since the first e-Ticketing pilots, HaulHub Technologies notes,…

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Sysdyne underscores the promise of software APIs, interoperability

Source: Sysdyne Technologies, Stamford, Conn.; CP staff Sysdyne Technologies has significantly eased the effort required to facilitate communications across construction materials software systems via an open, highly flexible approach, including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and full-suite interoperability. In contrast to the industry’s closed, rigid and dated technology mixes, company programmers have been keen on creating a cloud-native, end-to-end solution portfolio.…

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