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Awaiting FTC and EC word, Heidelberg maps initial Italcementi integration plan

i.LabTo advance a proposed merger with mid-year target, HeidelbergCement AG Chairman Dr. Bernd Scheifele reviewed moves to restructure Italcementi S.p.A. operations, principally at Bergamo, Italy, headquarters and affecting upward of 400 employees through 2020; consolidate global research and development activities at Italcementi’s ultra-modern i.Lab, a Bergamo facility dedicated in 2013; and, maintain the Italcementi brand plus home base plants and industrial network.

 

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Google anchors group promoting building product information transparency

36 Quartzv 600Flux, a San Jose-based technology company founded to deliver collaboration tools for increasing efficiencies in building architecture and engineering, has teamed with Google, a global tech company committed to creating healthy and sustainable workplaces; Healthy Building Network (HBN), a nonprofit devoted to reducing toxic building materials; and, thinkstep, a global sustainability software, data and services firm, to launch the Quartz database.

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Sustainability specialist economizes plant-specific LCA, EPD preparation

34 EPDi 400A catalyst behind much of the environmental impacts in concrete production database, the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute has released an online calculator affording ready mixed producers instant Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declaration figures for any mix, easing preparation of full LCA and EPD reports for green building certification candidate projects.

 

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Cement Canada EPD covers standard, portland-limestone cements

35 CSA 400Toronto-based standards development, testing and certification services provider CSA Group has registered its first Environmental Product Declaration: “General Use (GU) and Portland-Limestone (GUL) Cements.” The document references (Canadian Standards Association) CSA A3001 product, mirroring ASTM C150 and C1157 plus AASHTO M85 standards, and reflects an industry average of Product stage or cradle-to-gate data from six Cement Association of Canada (CAC) producer members.

 

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Quality control specialist applies 3D imaging to concrete masonry

32 HVDmain 150A developer of real time inspection tools for a range of production processes timed commercial launch of the HVD (Height Volume Density) Control System for concrete brick, block and pavers with the National Concrete Masonry Association’s 2016 ICON-Xchange in Orlando. The announcement follows Neoculus Technologies’ piloting of the equipment with Oldcastle Architectural’s Quebec-based Permacon business.

 

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