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ASTM schedules Product Category Rules for Pavers release by year’s end

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff

ASTM International recently organized ICPI and National Concrete Masonry Association member meetings to draft Product Category Rules on segmental concrete paving products, plus a parallel document on masonry products. Following a public comment period and independent review panel oversight, the draft PCR on segmental concrete paving products is being finalized for December release.

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ASHRAE, USGBC revise green building benchmark, Standard 189.1

Sources: ASHRAE, Atlanta; CP staff

New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts in buildings’ construction and operating phases—vehicles’ jobsite idle time and long-term stormwater management guidelines among them—are detailed in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and Illuminating Engineering Society.

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Materials supply chain, mobile platforms central to Command Alkon’s future

Sources: CP staff; Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.

Command Alkon presented 2014 Customer Training and Technology Conference participants new and concept-stage smartphone, tablet and desktop offerings from the integration of core software plus products of the company’s last two domestic acquisitions: FiveCubits, a bulk materials hauling and transport supply chain solution specialist, and 323 Technologies, an early mover in concrete-centric business intelligence and mobile applications.

 

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