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Targeting fall prevention, OSHA opens June with national stand-down

Sources: Occupational Safety & Health Administration; CP staff

As announced earlier this year, OSHA has designated June 2-6 for a national construction site stand-down—contractors and crews pausing workdays to review ladder, scaffolding and roofing work safety—aiming to raise awareness about hazards accounting for the highest number of deaths in the industry.

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ASTM Subcommittee advances standard for RCC density, air content

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

A proposed ASTM standard will provide a test method for properties of fresh roller compacted concrete, its development coinciding with the increasing specification of RCC for highway road base, streets, roads, parking lots and heavy industrial pavements, in addition to long-established water resources structures.

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Cool-crete, Greencraft, Solidia officials to address ACI Strategic Development Council

Sources: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will hold its Technology Forum #36 at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, September 4-5, to include an Alcatraz Island tour Concrete Preservation Institute Executive Director Dr. Tanya Komas has arranged with the National Parks Service.

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NRMCA opens 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards program

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA is accepting through July 31 entries in the Commitment To Environmental Excellence Awards competition, recognizing member producers’ contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practice in their operations.

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Study finds $1/sq. ft. savings in Green Globes vs. LEED certification process

Source: Green Building Initiative, Portland, Ore.; CP staff

The Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes is less expensive to conduct and faster to complete than the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, according to a GBI-cited study of costs attending a recently completed building—bearing three Green Globes and LEED Gold certification—at Drexel University’s West Philadelphia campus.

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