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NRMCA, ABC challenge EPA Clean Power Plan claims, costs, feasibility

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Associated Builder & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

As the public comment period closed for the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” rule, NRMCA and Associated Builders & Contractors joined a host of business interests raising concerns of the proposal’s effect on power costs and limited benefits, especially on claims of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction.

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ICC adds cost justification, cloud collaboration to code development

Source: International Code Council, Country Club Hills, Ill.

Leading to the 2018 International Building Code and International Residential Code, the 2015/2016/2017 Code Development Cycle will be the first full interval to use cdpACCESS, ICC’s cloud-based system for code change proposals and public comment submittals, floor modification submissions and online voting.

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Superior Concrete goes ballistic in precast fence, site barrier engineering

Sources: Superior Concrete Products, Euless, Texas; CP staff

Branded Superior Ballistics, a new reinforcing feature doubles the strength of Superior Concrete Products (SCP) fence and barrier panels, making them impervious to close-range fire from high caliber ammunition.

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