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Major utility solicits profile of fly ash, other reused coal combustion products

Sources: Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

Duke Energy will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) December 12 for a study of ways to beneficially reuse coal ash, plus analysis of current and emerging technologies. It encourages industry specialists, academic institutions, research organizations and those with coal ash expertise to register to receive the RFP by submitting organization names and contacts, phone number and email address to CoalAshReuse@duke-energy.com.

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Processing venture eyes cement market in California pozzolan deposit deal

Sources: Port of Call Online, Inc., Yuba City, Calif.; CP staff

A venture stage company with OTC Markets Group-traded shares, Port of Call Online (POCO) has entered an agreement to purchase a 280-acre, San Bernardino County, Calif., plot known as the Snow White Pozzolan Mine from U.S. Mine Corp. of Cameron Park, Calif.

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Revised ACI 318 Code streamlines concrete mix, performance references

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

In an overview for ready mixed producers on the reorganized ACI-318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, NRMCA Senior Vice President, Engineering Colin Lobo notes how the just-released version: consolidates concrete mixture-specific references from 318-11 Chapters 3 (Materials), 4 (Durability) and 5 (Strength and Construction Issues) into new Chapters 19 (Concrete: Design and Durability Requirements) and 26 (Construction Documents and Inspection). The reorganization of these sections permitted an evaluation and elimination of some Code provisions related to concrete mixtures and construction when better addressed in other referenced standards.

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Charah contracts extend C618-grade ash options for Midwest producers

Source: Charah Inc., Louisville, Ky.

Coal combustion products (CCP) management specialist Charah has entered into or renewed agreements involving three Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. facilities: Mill Creek Generating Station in Jefferson County, Trimble County Generating Station, and Ghent Generating Station near Carrollton, Ky.

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Five-year outlook report paints solid gains for unit masonry

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff

U.S. demand for clay or concrete brick and block is forecast to rise 8.8 percent per annum from a $5.8 billion base in 2013 to $8.9 billion by 2018. Recovery across all building and construction market segments will be the primary driver as unit masonry shipments improve from declines rooted in the 2006 home building market contraction and subsequent economic recession.

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