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Building resilience, risk assessment shape new Green Globes rating system

Sources: Green Building Initiative, Portland, Ore.; CP staff

After three years of open dialogue and consensus-based decision making, Green Building Initiative (GBI) is consummating an American National Standards Institute-modeled process to update ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, which frames the 2013 Green Globes building rating system.

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Lehigh Hanson veteran Harrington leads realigned Lehigh White Cement

Sources: Lehigh White Cement Co., Allentown, Pa.; CP staff

Daniel Harrington has been appointed chief executive officer of a newly formed group anchored by Lehigh White Cement, a controlling stake in which was recently secured by Aalborg Cement Company Inc. through parent Cementir Holding S.p.A., Italy. He will lead Cementir Region North America, spanning Lehigh White Cement, with Pennsylvania and Texas plants, plus Vianini Pipe Inc., New Jersey-based reinforced concrete pipe producer.

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Sunroc builds Wyoming base in Arrowhead Concrete deal

Sources: Sunroc Corp., Orem, Utah; CP staff

Sunroc has closed on Arrowhead Concrete, a Rock Springs, Wyo., operator with one fixed and a second portable ready mixed plant. The assets extend Sunroc’s footprint in southwest Wyoming, joining two ready mixed plants (Rock Springs, Green River) along or near Interstate 80, plus two aggregate sites near Green River. The existing concrete and aggregates properties are transitioning from the Gorge Rock to Sunroc brand.

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Feds move to expedite major infrastructure project review, permitting

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and six federal agency or department counterparts joined President Donald Trump in an Oval Office meeting to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to the One Federal Decision framework for major infrastructure projects.

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Trump Tower fire no match for containment-prone concrete

Sources: Washington Post, New York Times, CBS News; CP staff

Print and broadcast media reports indicate that a four-alarm fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City was confined to an 1,100-sq.-ft. condominium, owing to the structure’s reinforced concrete construction. The April 7 blaze took the life of the property’s owner and engaged nearly 200 Fire Department of New York firefighters and EMS responders.

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