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  • 2014 Precast Show Preview

    This year's Precast Show takes place Feb. 13-15 in Houston.

  • Influencer: Central Concrete Supply Co.

    The San Jose, Calif., producer leads the nation in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs disclose environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, and embodied energy.

  • Big Changes Ahead in LEED v4 Material Credits

    With the new version of LEED, former metrics play a lesser role. New measures such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and life cycle assessment (LCA) emerge as more important factors.

  • Aris Papadopoulos Receives Concrete Sustainability Award

    Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America, was awarded the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Sustainability Award at the recent ACI Fall Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Ray LaHood to speak at MIT CSHub Showcase

    The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub will host its 2013 Showcase Sept. 25-26 at MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. Ray LaHood, former Secretary of Transportation, will deliver the keynote speech on the importance of considering the long-term impacts of infrastructure decisions—a key element of the...

  • New standards proposed by ASTM E60 Sustainability Committee may affect producers

    ASTM E60 Committee on Sustainability is developing two standards that could affect the way concrete producers track materials and operate their plants.

  • Titan America Stresses Social Initiatives

    Titan America stands out through its work on environmental issues, community outreach, and wildlife preservation.

  • Sustainable winery building showcases concrete firsts

    The Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery at UC Davis features low-carbon concrete products.

  • High-strength Concrete at Ground Zero

    New York City-based Eastern Concrete Materials supplied 150,000 cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete for the superstructure of One World Trade Center, and pumped it 103 stories to the highest elevation ever in the Americas.

  • Concrete as Energy Saver

    When it comes to sustainability, popular benefits of concrete include support of the local economy, use of easily accessible and abundant resources, and durability or resilience. But when concrete is part of the building envelope system, designers can achieve energy-efficiency more easily with the...