Concrete Contractors charter Sustainability Committee

Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff Former American Society of Concrete Contractors Executive Director Bev Garnant, HACI, and Technical Director Bruce Suprenant, FACI, P.E., have been retained to develop and manage the group’s recently formed Sustainability Committee.   “This initiative has two purposes,” says Garnant. “The first Read more…

Feds earmark $100M to decarbonize cement, companion industries

Sources: U.S. Department of Energy; CP staff

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) new “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap” identifies key pathways—Energy Efficiency; Industrial Electrification; Low Carbon Fuels; Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage—to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Refining and other manufacturing sectors that collectively account for 30 percent of the United States’ annual CO2 load. 


Research links building live load consistency to lower embodied energy

Sources: Charles Pankow Foundation, McLean, Va.; CP staff The Portland Cement Association Education Foundation and Magnusson Klemencic Associates Foundation are lead supporters of a six-month, $100,000 research project, “Assembly Live Load Consistency for Buildings: Gateway to Reducing Embedded Energy.” Work will proceed under University of Colorado’s Dr. Ross B. Corotis, Read more…