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Agency tracks 8 percent sand & gravel shipment gain, future supply concerns

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Rock Products Magazine; CP staff

Construction aggregates production in 2014 reached an estimated 2.17 billion metric tons, valued at $19.8 billion and besting the prior year volume by more than 7 percent, according to the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report.

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ACI University: A global, online learning resource

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Unveiled at the 2015 World of Concrete, ACI University provides on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design, and construction. It combines all of the Institute's online educational offerings in one location and makes them accessible on desktop computers and mobile devices.

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BIM for Masonry Initiative schedules St. Louis symposium

Source: International Masonry Institute (IMI), Bowie, Md.

The Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative’s 2015 Symposium, April 9-10, will offer perspective on the latest BIM-M projects and developing masonry practices with the 3-D technology, while featuring presentations from (invited) representatives of Autodesk, Tekla, Vectorworks, Integrus Architecture and Engineering, CAD Technology Center, CADBlox, Tradesmen’s Software, Mortenson Construction and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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