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ISO adds water usage, stewardship standard to Environmental management portfolio

Sources: International Organisation for Standardization, Geneva; CP staff

ISO 14046, “Environmental management—Water footprint–Principles, requirements and guidelines,” will allow a wide range of private and public entities the means to measure the environmental impact of their water use and pollution potential. It joins the ISO 14000 Environmental management series, whose “Type III Environmental Product Declarations” standard governs documents concrete interests are issuing as green building rating systems evolve.

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ACI Foundation and peers form Concrete Research Network

Source: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.

To align donors and related funding sources with researchers and current or pending projects, the American Concrete Institute-aligned ACI Foundation has teamed with key industry organizations to launch the Concrete Research Network.

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NRMCA sets Improving Concrete Quality course debut

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

Geared to concrete producers, material suppliers, engineers, testing labs and contractors, a new one-day course explores ways to quantify tangible and intangible benefits attributable to improving quality. Modeled on NRMCA’s new publication Improving Concrete Quality, it premiers Wednesday, October 15 in Silver Spring, Md.

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