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Green Building Standard factors projects’ life cycle carbon, construction equipment idling-rooted diesel emissions

NS-GREENBUILDING-150New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts in buildings’ construction and operating phases—site vehicle idle time thresholds and stormwater management guidelines among them—are detailed in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council, and Illuminating Engineering Society.

 

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Dispatching technology pioneer Wagner puts the brakes on full-time duty

Command Alkon capped its 2014 Customer Training and Technology Conference general session recognizing Jim Wagner, who is retiring from his longtime post as vice president, and shifting to consulting assignments that will keep him engaged with COMMANDseries users.

 

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Purdue researchers validate CO2-cured concrete performance

Addressing the American Concrete Institute Fall Convention in Washington, D.C., Purdue University engineers report that carbon dioxide-cured concrete performs comparably or better than traditional portland cement product for resistance to cold weather and exposure to extreme conditions.

 

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Eastern Concrete drives tribute to West Point

NS-EasternI-150Like many producers across the industry, U.S. Concrete Inc. has enjoyed 2014 market conditions supporting a fleet upgrade. A 2015 Mack GU713-mounted 11-yd. Housby mixer assigned to the Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Eastern Concrete Materials division stands out above the deliveries as it honors the alma mater of U.S. Concrete CEO William J. (Bill) Sandbrook—the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

 

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Plant expansion positions Con-Tech to maintain solid growth curve

NS-ConTechI-150Con-Tech Manufacturing is set to close out 2014 with a 65,000 sq. ft. addition to its plant, housing new central parts department, paint lines, drum-mounting stations, shipping & receiving department, and offices. The construction will bring the total to 200,000 sq. ft. that the mixer truck manufacturer has under roof at its Dodge Center, Minn., headquarters.

 

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