ASTM Committees CO1, C09, C15 honor PCA, ACI, Cemex USA, NCMA veterans

ASTM International has presented ICPI-NCMA Vice President of Engineering, Masonry Nick Lang with the Award of Merit and accompanying title of Fellow for his contributions to Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. Award of Merit is the highest Society recognition for an individual’s distinguished service and committee participation. Lang joined the National Concrete Masonry Association in 2006 and most recently…

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ASTM C09, C01 honor Cemex’s Moody, PCA’s Tennis

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff ASTM International has presented its top individual honor, Award of Merit, to Cemex USA Senior Manager of Quality, Masonry Greg Moody for contributions to Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. The award and accompanying title of ASTM Fellow recognize his technical work, administrative leadership during chair and subcommittee chair terms, plus…

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Portland-limestone cement uptake: 44 states and counting

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Recent portland-limestone cement (PLC) approvals by the Arizona and Maryland Departments of Transportation, plus the Vermont Agency of Transportation, bring to 44 the total of state authorities recognizing the material in specifications for concrete pavement, bridge and other structures. The approvals will accelerate a Portland Cement Association-tracked PLC consumption trajectory eclipsing 6…

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Titan America loads N.J. terminal with portland-limestone blend

Titan America has begun offering Type IL portland-limestone cement from its Essex Cement storage and distribution facility at the Port of Newark, becoming New Jersey’s charter source of the blended binder. Metro New York-New Jersey customer adoption of lower carbon alternatives to ordinary portland cement (clinker only) stands to drive the terminal’s full transition to PLC by the end of…

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IW EPD GWP: Ready mixed producers shrink carbon footprint by one-fifth

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association producer members have lowered their carbon footprint by 21 percent in seven years, according to a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report and Industry Wide Environmental Product Declaration (IW EPD). NRMCA has tracked environmental impacts—carbon dioxide emissions, energy and water use, and waste associated with ready mixed concrete production activities—since releasing an inaugural LCA in…

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NRMCA Committees, Divisions honor annual award recipients

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association recognized 12 industry veterans at an awards luncheon during its annual convention, staged in San Antonio last month concurrent with Portland Cement Association spring meeting activities. Those honored, by AWARD: WILLIAM B. ALLENThe Workforce Development Committee’s Financial Performance Improvement Group announced a posthumous honor for Tom Baird IV, who passed away in October 2020.…

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PCA informs federal government of industry decarbonization realities

Federal policy is vital to accelerate deployment of technologies that can curtail industrial sector carbon dioxide emissions, Portland Cement Association asserts in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) “Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities.”  Absent strong support from Washington, D.C., an AMO timeline to reach carbon neutrality across industry is unrealistic due to technical,…

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Buzzi, Alamo sequence eight-mill migration to portland-limestone cement

Sources: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.; CP staff Consistent with corporate environmental management and Portland Cement Association Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality goals, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Co. CEO Massimo Toso has announced a transition from ASTM C150 Types I and II portland cement production to C595 Type IL, or portland-limestone cement. “The conversion begins with our plants in…

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ORGANIZATIONS – March 2022

Timothy Cullen has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute as director of Technical Activities, tasked with developing and disseminating the PCI Body of Knowledge necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. Before joining PCI, he was vice president of Blue Ridge Design, a structural engineering consulting firm in Winchester, Va., and was previously a design engineer with High Concrete…

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Organizations – January 2022

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has announced new show management for Hardscape North America 2022. Yoffe Exposition Services will work with the ICPI team to produce the annual tradeshow, which is set for October 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, and co-located with GIE+EXPO.  According to ICPI Executive Director Charles McGrath, Yoffe Expo is a natural fit for…

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