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Group raises bar for residential, commercial building energy rating

Sources: Leading Raters of America, Fairfax, Va.; CP staff

Energy Inspectors Corp., PEG LLC, TopBuild Home Services Inc., and US-EcoLogic/TexEnergy have chartered Leading Raters of America (LRA) to promote best practices for energy rating services provided to home builders, commercial developers, institutional users and property managers.

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Falsified air test results catch up with quality control manager

Sources: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria; CP staff

A former concrete quality control manager pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with the U.S. Department of Transportation-funded Dulles Metrorail Project Phase II, an 11.4-mile stretch of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s (MWAA) 26-mile Silver Line extension. 

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Global groups shift duties to further cement, concrete sustainability

Sources: Global Cement and Concrete Association, London; Cement Sustainability Initiative, Geneva; CP staff

A strategic partnership between the recently chartered Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is intended to facilitate sustainable development of the cement and concrete sectors and their value chains, while creating work program synergies benefitting both organizations’ members. Work from the WBCSD-hosted Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) will be transferred to GCCA in 2019. 

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Code Council weighs fire factors in new building safety initiative

Sources: International Code Council, Itasca, Ill.; CP staff

The ICC Board has created Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security with a goal of bringing “together experts from across many different disciplines to tackle one of the toughest, most important issues of our time.”

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CIM National Steering Committee names new officers, board

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) has appointed new officers and directors, effective July: Executive Director Eugene Martineau, U.S. Concrete (retired); Chairman Michael Schneider, vice president and chief people officer, Baker Concrete Construction; Vice Chairman Michael Philipps, vice president, Business Development, Sandler Training; Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher, chief operating officer, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; and, Immediate Past Chairman Wally Johnson, vice president of Marketing, U.S. Concrete.

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