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Cemex to dispatch Colorado, N.M., Texas assets to GCC America

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V., Chihuahua, Mexico; CP staff

Cemex has announced an agreement in principle to sell to GCC its Odessa, Texas, and Lyons, Colo. cement plants, with 1 million metric tons’ combined annual capacity; one Colorado and two Texas cement terminals; plus, ready mixed, aggregate and building materials businesses in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, N.M.

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Advanced-pavement sessions load Concrete Sustainability, SCC Conferences

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The co-located 6th North American Conference on Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC2016) and 11th International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC), May 15-18 in Arlington, Va., will feature a host of presentations on rigid-pavement materials and construction methods:

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ASTM C09 subcommittee writes colloidal silica standard

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

The proposed WK53768, New Specification for Colloidal Silica standard will inform concrete practitioners on a supplementary cementitious material—emerging from the field of nanotechnology—that imparts strength and durability characteristics in finished slabs and structures.

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