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2021 Energy Code sets table for double-digit efficiency gains

Sources: New Buildings Institute, Portland, Ore.; CP staff

Approved 2021 International Energy Conservation Code ballot items will bring an estimated 10 percent or greater efficiency improvement for residential and commercial building envelopes in jurisdictions abiding the code. IECC changes will lower building energy use for decades, reduce costs, and help mitigate carbon emissions from the built environment, proponents note.

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Ernst, Gage, Lauren define ‘Advanced Concrete Plants’ at WOC session

Source: CP staff

Ernst Enterprises, Gage Brothers Concrete Products and Lauren Concrete representatives will present their new Georgia, South Dakota and Texas facilities in “Advanced Concrete Plants – Raising the Bar,” a February 3 education session at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Scheduled the day prior to the opening of World of Concrete exhibits, the program will offer perspective on design and permitting challenges behind Ernst Concrete’s wet/dry alley College Park Plant, Gage Brothers’ new Sioux Falls precast/prestressed flagship and Lauren Concrete’s Dripping Springs transit mixed satellite.

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Top carbon, concrete authorities convene at Yale School of Architecture

Sources: Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council, Wethersfield; CP staff

A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association- and Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council-sponsored summit will offer one of the deepest line-ups to date of authorities on recycling or sequestering carbon dioxide in concrete production and practice. Presenters and their target topics for the Net Zero Schools Summit, January 31 in New Haven, Conn., include:

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Lafarge Canada veteran heads GCC’s U.S. Ready Mix business

Source: GCC of America, Denver

Bob Cartmel has joined GCC of America as vice president of U.S. Ready Mix. He arrives with 25-plus years’ experience as Lafarge Canada president and chief executive officer, regional president of Aggregate and Concrete, and vice president of Strategy and Business Development.

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Holcim (Canada) veteran takes helm of McInnis Cement

Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal

McInnis Cement directors have appointed Baudouin Nizet as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jean Moreau, who has held the posts in an interim capacity since 2018. Nizet’s industry tenure includes tours of duty in Montreal as Holcim (Canada) senior vice president, Quebec and Atlantic Region, 2006-2013; and Toronto as president and chief executive officer, 2013-2017, spanning the transition to CRH Canada Group. He has also served as Cement Association of Canada and Canada Green Building Council director.

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