LafargeHolcim Cements Net Zero Pathway

LafargeHolcim is the first global building materials company to sign the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” pledge with intermediate targets for 2030 validated by SBTi. The company is further lowering its target for carbon dioxide intensity in cement to 475 kg net CO2 per ton of cementitious material.

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IEEE East Coast Conference Goes Virtual

The IEEE East Coast Cement Industry Conference will be held Oct. 20-22, 2020. This online experience will closely simulate a physical conference by including panel discussions, technical papers, sharing of best practices, inspection training, and virtual plant tours of the Argos Martinsburg, W.Va., and Lehigh Hanson Union Bridge, Md., cement plants. Additionally, Ed Sullivan, chief economist and senior vice president of the…

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PCA’s Sullivan Projects 2020-21 Cement Consumption

In his first widely available briefing since early March, Portland Cement Association (PCA) Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Ed Sullivan offered two U.S. cement consumption outlooks based on U- or W-shaped economic recovery curves. A U-shaped recovery will see 2020 and 2021 figures of -3.4% or +1.7%, while a W-shaped model will see declines of -4.8% and -2.7%. 

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