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Insulating concrete forms rise to U.S.-record height at New York site

Sources: ICF Panels, Scotia, N.Y.; CP staff

ICF Panels will supply panelized insulating concrete forms in up to 50-ft. lengths for 42 Broad, a 249-unit, Westchester County, N.Y., development. The 16-story luxury apartment project will set a new height record for ICF-built structures in the U.S., taking a page from Ontario practitioners’ recent experience with mid-rise structures of comparable design near Toronto.

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Q Power ash contract positions Charah for New York, Pennsylvania deliveries

Sources: Charah LLC, Louisville, Ky.

Charah continues build out of its near-national MultiSource Class F and Class C fly ash terminal network through a new management contract covering coal combustion products from the Scrubgrass Generating Plant, Kennerdell, Pa.

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Outdoor living trends sustain hardscape product category growth

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff

Demand for pavers, segmental retaining wall units, boulders and companion hardscape products is set to climb 5.6 percent annually through 2021, buoyed by growth in home building and popularity of outdoor living features. Over a five-year horizon in Freedonia’s new “Landscaping Products Market in the US, 5th Edition” study, pavers look to attain an annual growth rate just under 6 percent, reaching $1.4 billion in sales by 2021. Total hardscape category product shipments that year are projected at $3.5 billion.

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Mack, McNeilus muster once more for Concrete Industry Management auction

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff

Continuing their support of Concrete Industry Management degree programs at universities in California, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas, McNeilus Cos. and Mack Trucks Inc. will donate the 2018 CIM Auction centerpiece: A Granite Axle Back-mounted, 10.5-yd. M77 transit mixer.

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Resilient buildings standard rises to LEED level

Sources: Perkins+Will, Chicago; CP staff

The U.S. Green Building Council formally adopted the Resilient Building and Design Standard, RELi, during the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston. Paralleling USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design series, the standard is billed as a prescriptive roadmap to help architects, businesses, city planners, developers and governments design buildings, neighborhoods, and communities to better withstand natural disaster shocks and stressors.

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