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Underwriters harden view of hurricane-prone states’ building code fealty

Sources: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), Tampa, Fla.; CP staff

IBHS’ 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms, authors note, and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace hurricane-damaged properties.

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Urban group prioritizes principles for building resilient population centers

Sources: Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A new Urban Land Institute Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance report proposes fundamentals for resilient cities and regions to anticipate, respond to, and recover from immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events, plus long-term stresses such as sea-level rise and declining population.

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Boral adds PMI Ash beneficiation technology

Sources: Boral North America, Atlanta; CP staff

The leading manager and marketer of coal combustion products has acquired the Carbon Burn-Out (CBO) technology of PMI Ash Technologies LLC in Raleigh, N.C. The CBO process brings the quality of fly ash produced at coal-fueled electric generating stations to ASTM C618 grade, and can also be used to cost-effectively convert impounded ash to high quality pozzolan for concrete applications.

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Clark Pacific’s Campus Housing: A robust, instructive tool for a hot market

Sources: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif., CP staff

Precast/prestressed producer and design-build specialist Clark Pacific has launched an online tool, CP Campus Housing, for one of the most active commercial building market segments. A set of integrated structural and façade components that maximize flexibility for Type I dormitory or apartment projects, it enables more owners and designers to leverage off-site construction for cost and schedule savings.

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Cemex RM plants move first in responsible sourcing certification program

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff

Five Cemex ready mixed plants in the San Francisco Bay market have earned Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing certification following an audit of environmental, social, and governance practices by SGS, an independent, third-party registrar.

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