bauma 2025 organizers open Innovation Awards call for entries

Source: VDMA and Messe München, Munich bauma organizers are accepting Climate Protection, Digitalization, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and Research category entries through August 23 for an award program timed with the April 2025 installment of their global concrete, aggregate, construction and mining trade fair in Munich. The program is open to equipment, machinery, material and technology innovations that have premiered commercially…

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Acrylic latex binder

Specialty material solutions provider has announced the North American launch of Ligos C 9375, its first all-acrylic latex binder for building and construction. Specifically designed for cementitious applications, C 9375 affords performance benefits for high alkaline applications, netting strength, weatherability, and workability. The agent is an ideal fit for various applications, product engineers note, including hydraulic cement mixtures, exterior insulation…

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A new dimension in home building

Fly ash market leader Eco Material Technologies and builder Hive 3D have unveiled the first 3D-printed homes at The Casitas @ The Halles, a Round Top, Texas development featuring 400- to 900-sq.-ft. studio, single-bedroom or two-bedroom models. The mortar-like ink for the single-level homes utilizes Eco Material’s PozzoCEM Vite, a full portland cement replacement binder. Hive 3D previously printed a…

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Labor Department rule broadens Form 300 data submission requirements

Under “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” a final rule effective January 2024, the Labor Department requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Establishments with 100 or more employees in cement, concrete, construction and other industries deemed high-hazard based on reportable incident rates must relay Form 300-Log of Work-Related…

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PCA opens virtual Sustainability Summit to all Roadmap stakeholders

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff The Portland Cement Association Sustainability Summit, presented August 22-24 from 10 a.m. to Noon via Zoom, will feature member company representatives and industry or government agency allies addressing the five PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality pillars: Clinker, Cement, Concrete, Construction, Carbonation. Open to all stakeholders and interested parties, registration can be obtained here…

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Portal tracks PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality stakeholder progress

Through their Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, Portland Cement Association members have committed to developing cutting-edge methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with clinker production and finishing—all while continuing to deliver premium ASTM C 150 output. Such efforts are being tracked on www.CementProgress.com, a new microsite highlighting the industry’s advancements and oriented around the Roadmap pillars of Clinker, Cement, Concrete,…

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Economic Strength in Construction Shows No End in Sight

A couple of issues ago, I wrote about how we are willing ourselves into a recession even as the economic indicators point in a different direction. In recent months, we have studied a large variety of economic indicators as we prepared to launch our AVP Pulse Index in cooperation with our sister publication, Rock Products. Like so many periods in…

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PCA tallies Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality year one takeaways

Portland Cement Association members marked the first year of their Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2050 by highlighting key deliverables for public and private construction market stakeholders. Released in October 2021, the Roadmap outlines strategies in a value chain—Clinker, Cement, Concrete, Construction, Carbonation—through which cement producers and their downstream partners can attain carbon neutrality in finished structures or slabs over…

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Report tracks broad field of additive construction, 3D printing players

Sources: Wohlers Associates, Fort Collins, Colo.; CP staff ASTM International-aligned advisory Wohlers Associates has announced Specialty Report: Building an Additive Construction Future, covering a rapidly growing market segment fueled by additive manufacturing and 3D printing developments. “ASTM International sees additive construction as the next frontier,” notes Market Intelligence Head Terry Wohlers. “To gain a view of what is ahead, it…

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VCNA parent company unveils a new signature

The parent of Votorantim Cimentos North America, Toronto, bills a new corporate brand as more contemporary and representative of the diversity of its people, products and businesses, and “combining tradition, innovation and a vision of the future.” The new visual identity seeks to connect Votorantim Cimentos’ strategic objectives and sustainability commitments with the process of transformation and growth in different…

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