Holcim-branded mix blends high performance, sustainable characteristics

Sources: Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Holcim bills its DYNAMax product, set for 2022 unveiling in North America and nine overseas markets, as “the ultimate performance concrete, delivering high strength, durability and rigidity with design freedom and sustainability” and imparting “value to all stakeholders across the construction value chain, from architects and designers to homeowners.”   “DYNAMax advanc[es] our global…

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Nucor to add net-zero steel option to Harris Rebar stock

Sources: Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff Nucor will make a new net-zero carbon steel available in 2022 across its product lines, including bar sold through concrete reinforcement fabrication, distribution and installation subsidiaries Harris Rebar and Harris Supply Solutions. The net-zero billing reflects the absence or offsetting of carbon dioxide emissions as measured in Environmental Protection Agency-designated Scope 1 (production)…

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Astec enters sales, service partnership with CarbonCure

Sources: Astec Industries, Chattanooga, Tenn.; CP staff Astec Industries has become the exclusive ready mixed concrete market channel partner in the U.S. and Canada for CarbonCure Technologies. Collaboration with the Halifax, N.S. developer of namesake carbon dioxide injection and mineralization technology for fresh concrete supports sustainability measures under the OneAstec business model. Astec’s BMH, Con-E-Co and RexCon concrete batch plant…

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Lehigh Hanson seals green message in packaged PLC

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff EcoCemPLC portland limestone cement will arrive at big box and construction supply accounts next month in redesigned bags whose graphics emphasize the material’s key metric: A carbon dioxide emissions factor about 10 percent below that of ordinary portland cement. Evolved packaging dovetails an ongoing Lehigh Hanson commitment to carbon footprint reduction and…

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Holcim to cut water consumption in concrete, upstream operations

Sources: Holcim AG, Zug, Switerzland; CP stafff Holcim aims to reduce cement, aggregates and ready mixed concrete operations’ respective water intensities by 33 percent, 20 percent and 15 percent through 2030. Applicable to namesake, Lafarge, Aggregate Industries, Lattimore Materials and other North America or overseas brands, the targets are part of a global strategy to become nature-positive by restoring and…

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Lehigh Hanson aligns with supply chain-wise Building Transparency

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff Lehigh Hanson is the newest pilot partner in Building Transparency, a Silicon Valley-backed nonprofit organization that provides open access data and tools supporting broad and swift industry action on embodied carbon. The concrete, cement and aggregates giant aims to support advanced supply chain knowledge “for a better building future.” 

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Low carbon LC3 binder steers Sika’s next admixture chapter

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff The Swiss parent company of New Jersey-based Sika Corp. will tailor a new family of concrete admixtures and cement additives around the chemistry and behavior of an emerging binder known as LC3, or Limestone Calcined Clay Cement. Through work with Sika AG and peers, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology officials view the material…

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Clark Pacific tailors NetZero Building Platform to 2030 Challenge

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff Clark Pacific has launched the NetZero Building Platform, a complete prefabricated system for next-generation office buildings that prioritize the environment and occupant wellness, and help owners and designers meet the 2030 Challenge. The American Institute of Architects-endorsed Challenge calls for new projects and major building renovations to be carbon neutral—operating free of…

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Concrete Sustainability Council names NRMCA a System Operator

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff NRMCA has joined the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), Geneva, and becomes a Regional System Operator (RSO) for the U.S. marketplace. Launched in 2017 with input from the Portland Cement Association and a Global Cement and Concrete Association predecessor, CSC administers the only industry-specific system certifying the sustainability performance of concrete…

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