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LafargeHolcim spotlights power-generating, solar film-faced UHPC cladding

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff

A two-year collaboration between LafargeHolcim and Germany’s Heliatek GmbH has netted a photovoltaic concrete façade product capable of generating double the amount of energy typical of roof-based solar panel arrays. Unveiled at Batimat 2017 in Paris, it combines LafargeHolcim’s Ductal ultra-high performance concrete, suited to architectural applications in ½-in. or greater thickness; and, Heliatek’s flexible, ultra-light HeliaFilm, weighing 1 kilogram/square meter (2.2 lbs./10.75 sq. ft.).

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New terminal positions Cemex for solid Denver market

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff

Cemex USA has extended distribution of Type II portland cement from its Lyons plant in northern Colorado with the opening of a rail-served, 5,000-ton capacity terminal in Commerce City.

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NPCA opens revised Quality Control Manual to review, comments

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

The NPCA Quality Assurance Committee invites association members to weigh in on recently ratified changes for the Quality Control Manual for Precast Concrete Plants, 13th Edition. Through year’s end, it is accepting input on changes to Concrete Testing, Pipe, Box Culvert and other sections of the manual, which serves as the basis for NPCA Plant Certification.

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NRMCA continues Mixer Truck Rollover Survey

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

For the first time in more than a decade, NRMCA is conducting the Mixer Truck Rollover Survey, collecting data on ready mixed delivery vehicle accidents throughout 2017. The electronic form uses check and drop down boxes for ease of completion and data compilation; requires no personal or company names; and, can be obtained here. Completed forms can be submitted to and additional survey information obtained from NRMCA Executive Vice President, Compliance and Operations Gary Mullings, 240/485-1161, [email protected].

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NRMCA stakes pavement promotion on interactive ‘Pave Ahead’ portal

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

NRMCA has launched an educational campaign and website to assist the industry, policy makers and other stakeholders when deciding how to pave with safety, reliability, sustainability and cost in mind; and, provide a portal to the association’s no-fee “pavement design center.”

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