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Equipment Manufacturers stress fuel quality in Tier 4 engine pointers

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

AEM’s new “Get CLEAN on Fuel” infographic outlines five key actions to help protect Tier 4 engines which, according to Technical and Safety Services Manager William Bernhard, “reduce emissions and protect our health and the environment, [but] are rather finicky about fuel.” Today’s Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel is very different from the diesel of a few years ago, he adds, noting how “it is subject to change and contamination as it moves from the refinery to the engine, making storage, temperature, age and filtration, and related factors critical in maintaining fuel quality.”

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Scoping Defense market, Wood Council tests CLT structures’ blast mettle

Sources: Wood Products Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

After directing blast tests on three cross laminated timber (CLT) specimens at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla., representatives of the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program observed that that the structures “remained intact and matched modeling predictions with acceptable levels of damage under significant explosive loading.” The tests were conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Softwood Lumber Board; results stand to expand the use of wood solutions for Department of Defense applications and other blast-resistant construction.

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Lehigh Hanson’s Tiefenthaler chairs American Concrete Pavement Association

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff

Lori Tiefenthaler, senior director of Marketing for Lehigh Hanson Inc., has been named 2017 Chairperson of the American Concrete Pavement Association Board of Directors—the first woman to serve as the top volunteer leader in the group’s 54-year history. ACPA officials underscore the broad range of skills and expertise she brings to the office, along with extensive experience in sales, marketing, and development of promotional programs to increase concrete and cement usage.

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ASTM C01 honors Lafarge veteran, Consumers Concrete chief Blair

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

ASTM Committee C01 on Cement has presented the Bryant Mather Award to Bruce Blair, president and chief executive officer of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Consumers Concrete Corp. Named for a long-time Corps of Engineers official—and an institution among ASTM and American Concrete Institute circles—the award recognizes contributions to the development and continued improvement of portland cement standards, and advancing the body of knowledge related to portland-limestone cement blends.

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NRMCA becomes ASTM-led PCR/EPD consortium’s premier materials stakeholder

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

The green building industry-driven Program Operator Consortium has added as affiliate members the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Sustainable Solutions Corp. The Consortium launched last year to provide simpler, standardized, and more useful environmental-product transparency solutions and reduce complexity in the marketplace. It serves as an expert resource for creating product category rules (PCR), reviewing life cycle assessment reports (LCA), and verifying and publishing environmental product declarations (EPD).

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