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Charah adds Oklahoma City terminal to MultiSource SCM network

Sources: Charah Solutions, Inc., Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

In partnership with transload and aggregate supply specialist Oklahoma Construction Materials (OCM), Charah Solutions has installed fly ash silos at a rail terminal near Oklahoma City and Interstates 35 and 40 interchanges. 

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Marcotte harnesses sensor, IoT capabilities in Coretex partnership

Sources: Coretex Ltd., San Diego; Marcotte Systems, Montreal; CP staff

Batch controls and concrete plant automation developer Marcotte Systems has entered a partnership with fleet technology and Internet of Things (IoT) device specialist Coretex, whose 360 solution encompasses a complete set of sensors specifically designed for ready mixed delivery and quality control—drum rotation, water-added measurement and precise integrated statusing among them. The integrated Marcotte and Coretex system is on field trial and scheduled for early-2019 launch. 

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Dodge Construction Outlook: 2019 markets stay present course

Sources: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York; CP staff 

The 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook predicts that total U.S. construction starts will be $808 billion, essentially even with the $807 billion estimated for 2018. By major sector in dollar terms, residential building will be down 2 percent, nonresidential building will match its 2018 amount, and non-building construction will increase 3 percent.

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Industry groups call out advocacy suppression at Code Council Conference

Sources: Build With Strength Coalition, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-backed Build With Strength coalition, along with allies the Portland Cement Association and Steel Framing Industry Association, are challenging International Code Council “advocacy guidelines” that restrict communications during the group’s Annual Conference, Public Comment Hearings and Expo, October 21-25 in Richmond, Va. The event is drawing particular interest from mid- to high-rise construction stakeholders, owing to a scheduled vote on a proposal essentially validating design of wood framed buildings taller than the International Building Code’s current five- to six-story threshold. 

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Survey: Employees on board with LEED-certified work environments

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Employees who work in (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings, according to a U.S. Green Building Council-commissioned survey of 1,000 full- or part-time workers, plus others self-employed but based in an office building setting.

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