Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff
LafargeHolcim will scale up access to innovative construction solutions through entrepreneur collaboration at the new Start-Up Accelerator facility in Lyon, France. Rising adjacent to the producer’s global Research & Development Center, it will enable young companies to test and market their solutions in construction and urban planning.
Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff
A new Cemex corporate unit will focus on innovation, technology and venture capital as they drive construction industry evolution. Looking beyond core cement, concrete and aggregate businesses, Cemex Ventures will open an inaugural call later this month for startups, entrepreneurs, innovators, and entities exploring new opportunities in:
Source: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio
A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior headquarters spans product showroom, chemical research and engineering laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; plus, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:
Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago
PCI is accepting entries for its 2014 Design Awards competition entries through May 19. Now in its 52nd year, the awards program recognizes design excellence, innovation, and construction quality using precast concrete.
Shortly after his election last month as 2013-14 American Road and Transportation Builders Association chairman, Doug Black cited transportation funding, policy, worker safety and innovation as priority objectives for the year ahead.
Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
In line with its theme, “Innovation in Conservation: The Rise of Phoenix,” the ACI Fall 2013 Convention, October 20-24 at the Hyatt Regency & Phoenix Convention Center, will feature over 50 technical sessions and numerous committee meetings giving attendees the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Topics will include Emerging Technologies and What’s New in Curing Concrete; discussions on Innovation in Cooling Mass Concrete; and, an introduction of new trends in Design and Construction.