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Major GC to halve site operations’ emissions, water consumption

Sources: Turner Construction Co., New York; CP staff

One of the top North American general contractors and forerunners in reinforced concrete construction has adopted a program to clip present levels of greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption at construction sites by 50 percent through 2030. Turner Construction is adopting the Green program as an elevated approach toward environmental sustainability. 

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ICF manufacturer turns to permeable pavements

Sources: Airlite Plastics Co., Omaha, Neb.; CP staff

The parent company of insulating concrete form brand Fox Blocks—successor to Arxx ICF and Reward Wall Systems—has acquired Houston-based TrueGrid, whose 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic system is promoted as an alternative to permeable or pervious concrete and asphalt pavements. Airlite Plastics will add the Lego-like, grass- or gravel-bearing grid to its Sustainable Construction Products Division offerings. 

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Shockey details precast alternative to underground, C-I-P parking structure

Sources: PCI Mid-Atlantic, Lancaster, Pa.; Shockey Precast, Winchester, Va.; CP staff

Shockey Precast has added to its roster of 400-plus parking decks a 689-space structure extending 67 feet below grade and doubling as a foundation for a planned 1.5-sq.-ft. University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Health System facility in Philadelphia. A precast schedule emanating from the producer’s Winchester, Va., flagship plant includes 1,137 pieces, the largest reaching 41 tons; 220,000 sq. ft. of double tee beams; 125,000 sq. ft. of wall panels; and, 17,000 sq. ft. of flat slabs. 

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AGC takes inaugural role in Construction Safety Week

Sources: Construction Industry Safety Initiative and Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum; CP staff

The Associated General Contractors of America is the first signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week. The May 6-10 event will see AGC members and peers across the U.S. and Canada stage site standdowns and related activities to promote best safety practices throughout the project delivery cycle. 

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Colorado pipe, pavement, RM groups muster for Concrete Industry Day

Source: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.

To recognize the recently proclaimed Concrete Industry Day, American Concrete Pavement Association-Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, American Concrete Pipe Association and Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association members will host legislators and staff for a BBQ picnic lunch on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in downtown Denver.

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