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ASTM C01 honors Lafarge veteran, Consumers Concrete chief Blair

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committee C01 on Cement has presented the Bryant Mather Award to Bruce Blair, president and chief executive officer of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Consumers Concrete Corp. Named for a long-time Corps of Engineers official—and an institution among ASTM and American Concrete Institute circles—the award recognizes contributions to the development and continued improvement of portland cement standards, and advancing the body of knowledge related to portland-limestone cement blends.

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NRMCA becomes ASTM-led PCR/EPD consortium’s premier materials stakeholder

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshocken, Pa.; CP staff

The green building industry-driven Program Operator Consortium has added as affiliate members the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Sustainable Solutions Corp. The Consortium launched last year to provide simpler, standardized, and more useful environmental-product transparency solutions and reduce complexity in the marketplace. It serves as an expert resource for creating product category rules (PCR), reviewing life cycle assessment reports (LCA), and verifying and publishing environmental product declarations (EPD).

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ASTM C01, C09 members assess cement, concrete future; standards’ impact

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

Studio interviews plus construction site, testing lab, urban setting and Hoover Dam footage underpin the production value of a YouTube video on cement and concrete basics, plus the critical role of ASTM Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates standards.

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‘Smart Surface’ report shows savings from pervious, porous pavements, cool roofs

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A new report documents large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C., could realize from such “smart surface” technologies as pervious concrete or permeable concrete paver installations, cool or green roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels. “Achieving Urban Resilience DC” estimates the District, as a stand alone municipality, could save $5 billion over 40 years; enhance health and livability; and, temper peak summer heat.

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Owens Corning underwrites historic-concrete restoration at Pearl Harbor

Sources: Owens Corning Foundation, Toledo, Ohio; Concrete Preservation Institute, Chico, Calif.; CP staff

Through an agreement announced on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Owens Corning Foundation committed $100,000 to support the Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) Career Skills Program, presently engaged in a multi-year restoration of historic Pearl Harbor Battleship Row mooring quays. CPI is bringing to Hawaii skills and practice demonstrated during concrete restoration at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.

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