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Life Cycle Factors Gain in ISO 14001:2015

A new version of a global standard behind 300,000 certifications annually, including parties developing Product Category Rules (PCR) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) backing green building rating measures, places increased emphasis on life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, cradle to grave. Released last month from Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems likewise addresses users’ recognition of the need to factor both external and internal elements that influence their impact, including climate volatility, plus proactive initiatives for greater environmental protection.

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The American Concrete Institute has promoted key staff with an eye to increasing alignment and flow from ACI technical documents to educational products: Michael Tholen to managing director of Engineering and Professional Development, Claire Hiltz to manager of Professional Development, and Matthew Senecal to manager, Engineering.


Fiberlite partnership ‘entrenches’ Trenwa in performance composite

29 Trenwaii 150Fiber reinforced plastic specialist Fibrelite and Fort Thomas, Ky.-based Trenwa, Inc. have unveiled composite covers designed specifically for the utility precast producer’s concrete road crossing trench, available in HS-20 and HS-25 load ratings.

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