Essroc, Lehigh Hanson-backed team tests photocatalytic cement-bound, MoDOT pavement

Sources: Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, Ames; Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas; Staff reports The Missouri Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation, the Essroc Italcementi Group, and Lehigh Hanson, recently began extensive research on the environmental benefits of using concrete made with…

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Houston-based Intercem Americas conference focuses on trade, distribution, industry development


Themed “Strategies for Future Growth,” the 2011 Intercem Americas Conference features an extensive program looking at the issues that contribute to the current situation, both North and South, and attempt to provide some perspective. In addition, environmental issues and industry developments will also be examined at the event held at the OMNI Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, November 29–December 1,…

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Lafarge marks Canada’s National Precast Day with Habitat home plan

Sources: Lafarge North America, Reston, Va.; Staff reports During an October 4 open house that drew 500 students, architects and engineers to its Edmonton precast plant, Lafarge announced participation in a local Habitat for Humanity NetZero energy duplex project. The producer will continue to spotlight the project—the first of its kind in Canada—on October 6, opening its Calgary precast operation…

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Cement Totals-July 2011

Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va. Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico were about 6.8 million mt in July 2011, according to the USGS. This was slightly higher compared with shipments for July 2010. Total shipments for the year through July were approximately 38.8 million mt, unchanged compared to the same period…

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