Campaign advances life-cycle budgeting in infrastructure policy

A two-week print and online Portland Cement Association ad campaign, themed “What Are the Real Costs” and targeted to political and policy opinion leaders in Washington, D.C., aims to elevate cradle-to-grave project cost factors in transportation and infrastructure funding. The ads appeared through July 1 in Rollcall and CQ Daily print editions and in Rollcall, National Journal, and Engineering News-Record online, directing readers and site visitors to

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Lehigh Hanson plants celebrates safety milestone

At a recent meeting of its cement plant managers, Hanson recognized four of its North American cement plants for having zero lost-time incidents in 2010. In the U.S., the Lehigh Hanson cement plants in Glens Falls, N.Y., Leeds, Ala., and Waco, Texas, all operated last year without a single accident that resulted in an employee missing time at work. In Canada, the Lehigh Hanson cement plant in Edmonton, Alberta, also achieved zero lost-time accidents in 2010. This recognition is particularly timely since June is recognized as the National Safety Month by the National Safety Council.

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Green Building Materials report predicts concrete value up $11 billion by 2015

Demand for green building materials is projected to expand 13% annually to $71.1 billion in 2015, slightly outpacing the growth of building construction expenditures over that period as green materials continue to account for an increasing share of materials used. These and other trends are presented in Green Building Materials, a new study from Cleveland-based market researcher The Freedonia Group, which anticipates the largest value gain over the next five years will be from concrete products bearing  recycled content, such as fly ash and blast furnace slag.

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Lafarge emphasizes transportation, mobile equipment during Health & Safety Month

Each June, Lafarge North America facilities across the continent and at its sister company sites around the world celebrate Health & Safety Month, renewing the company's commitment to the health and safety of their employees, contractors, families and local communities with a month’s worth of awareness-raising activities and events. From healthy meals and fitness challenges to educational safety programs and demonstrations, Lafarge employees are immersed in the company’s overarching culture of safety and wellness.

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