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PCA: Energy market factors, SCM usage temper projected cement shipment gains

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff

PCA’s revised cement consumption forecast walks back an earlier, more enthusiastic 2015–2017 demand picture. Prior forecasts that held U.S. cement shipments gaining 7-8 percent annually, beginning this year, have been adjusted to 3.5 percent, 2015; 5 percent, 2016; and, 5.7 percent, 2017.

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Command Alkon embraces Software as a Service model, alongside licensing

Sources: CP staff; Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.

Command Alkon took the opportunity at its 2015 Customer Training and Technology Conference to affirm commitment to legacy construction materials production, enterprise and dispatching platforms, as well as announce a significant resource shift to next generation information technology products—many offered under the pay-as-you-go, Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model.

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LafargeHolcim executives bring action plan to UN Climate Conference

Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Jona, Switzerland; United Nations; CP staff

The world’s leading cement, aggregate and concrete producer will offer energy and environmental management perspectives at four United Nations Climate Conference sessions, topped by the introduction of a World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)/Cement Sustainability Initiative project. Also known as (Conference of Parties) COP-21, the event runs through December 11 in Paris and involves 150-plus countries representing nearly 90 percent of carbon emissions across the globe.

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