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Construction Techniques

5 Innovations to Reduce Concrete Embodied Carbon in North America

February 21, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

The construction industry—a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—is undergoing a transformative shift toward decarbonization. One of the key strategies in this journey is the development of low carbon concrete. This article explores the latest developments in low carbon concrete—including […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Curbing CO2 at the Source: CHRYSO & GCP Demo Live at World of Concrete 2024

January 11, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

CHRYSO & GCP will showcase its portfolio of solutions for the entire concrete construction journey at World of Concrete 2024. In addition, GCP Specialty Building Materials will feature its waterproofing and soil conditioning systems. Visit Booth #S11827 for live admixture […]


Sustainability

Three steps to sustainability: How the cement and concrete industry can become carbon neutral by 2050

October 30, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

For people outside the construction industry, it comes as a big surprise to learn that concrete is the second most-consumed material in the world after water. While it may sound outrageous, it makes sense – concrete is seemingly everywhere you […]


Sustainability, Uncategorized

Concrete Floor Coatings: An Introduction Guide for 2023

June 1, 2023

Via: gb&d magazine

Whether you’re updating your garage or designing a commercial space, concrete is a solid choice. But untreated concrete can be slippery, hard to clean, and easily damaged. Adding a concrete floor coating eliminates those issues while enhancing the safety and […]


News

ACI Seeks to Boost Productivity of Concrete Construction

January 17, 2023

Via: ENR

The American Concrete Institute is advancing its efforts to increase the use of concrete with the launch of its third “center of excellence.” PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Concrete Industry Productivity seeks to draw designers, material suppliers, […]


Construction Processes, Design

Constructing With Concrete: Hardcore Projects and Products

November 1, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Widely recognized as being responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions, concrete should be a blacklisted material, relegated to the shameful annals of architectural history. Rapid global urbanization, however, will ensure its unequaled production simplicity and structural strength help retain […]


Sustainability

Grand-Scale Concrete Sustainability for Buildings Is a Big Production

September 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Looking back 35 years to his job in Northern Virginia as an American Concrete Institute testing technician responsible for the quality of concrete delivered to building jobsites, civil engineer Rick Bohan recalls that concrete was called “mud.” “Contractors would ask, […]


News

Chicago-area concrete producers, engineers union reach tentative agreement to end strike

July 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

For some time, Chicago-area builders relied on their sand and gravel stockpiles, but a month into the strike, contractors had to turn to other states to find materials for jobsites. Though some contractors found ways to continue concrete work, other […]


Construction Techniques

Concrete Benches: Furniture for Inside and Outside the Home

January 11, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Concrete is not purely a structural element. As we demonstrated in an article about kitchen projects using concrete countertops, the material is gaining significant traction in the world of residential furnishings and fixtures. To further exemplify this, we have curated […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York Governor Signs Low-Embodied-Carbon Concrete Bill

January 4, 2022

Via: ENR

A new state law in New York promotes low-embodied-carbon concrete for public projects, and activists are hoping to get another bill passed this year that will push it further to meet carbon emissions goals. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill, […]


News

5 Fascinating Facts About Concrete

June 8, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

This week’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas is the first major trade show in the United States since the COVID pandemic changed the face of the convention and meeting business. For many, this is yet another sign of life […]


Construction Techniques

Researchers receive patents for prestressed concrete innovation

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Prestressing is generally used when a concrete element has to withstand very high loads — for instance, beams, bridges or cantilevered structures. In conventional pretensioning technology, the reinforcements or tendons — usually made of steel — are anchored on both […]


Sustainability

‘Wood’ you like to recycle concrete?

February 20, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood. They found that the correct proportion of inputs can yield a new […]


Construction Techniques

New coal ash aggregate helps concrete cure

October 29, 2019

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Coal ash is the less notorious byproduct of coal-fired power plants. It’s the residual solid waste that comes from burning coal. While it doesn’t have the same deleterious reputation of its airborne counterparts, tens of millions of tons of ash […]


Sustainability

Efficient material design, low-carbon concrete are critical to cutting GHG emissions in construction

October 22, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Efficient material design and the use of low-carbon concrete are crucial to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) during the construction process, according to a report from C40 Cities, Arup, and the University of Leeds. Eliminating material waste at […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Concrete repair code requirements released

July 8, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary. The code was written to be integrated into building codes for increased confidence that repairs are performed in […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Denver airport renovation delays add 3 more years

June 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In February, the airport said that questions around the compressive strength of the concrete in the Jeppesen Terminal would likely be resolved by April, but that date has come and gone without a definitive answer. An independent consultant hired by […]


Construction Techniques

3 Tips to Improving the Strength of Concrete With Mesh

September 17, 2018

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Reinforcing mesh in concrete is used to improve the tensile strength of the concrete by helping it hold together hence limiting cracking. However, not all concrete requires reinforcement. Concrete that carries heavy loads such as foundation walls, footings and columns […]