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Aggregate Industries brings hockey to life at Bruins’ new practice facility

Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim Ltd., designed and developed the decorative concrete that brought landscape architect Carol R. Johnson Associates Inc.’s vision for the Boston Bruins’ new Warrior Ice Arena to life. The architect wanted to bring the imagery of hockey from the interior to the exterior of the complex. The main entrance to the 75,000-sq.-ft. practice facility features a landmark 68-ft.-high hockey stick and giant granite hockey pucks as well as a unique hardscape design.

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Artistry in abundance

The American Society of Concrete Contractors’ Decorative Concrete Council honored winners in its ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition during a 2017 World of Concrete ceremony.

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IBC-compliant concrete practice reaches electromagnetic pulse shielding

Miami-based American Business Continuity Group reports breakthrough construction methodologies and proprietary conductive shotcrete shielding to protect buildings from High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse, Intentional Electromagnetic Interference, Emanations Eavesdropping, natural disasters, and ballistic or blast loads.

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Distribution center aims for Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum

Specialty outdoor co-op REI announced a major milestone in its continued work to lead on sustainable operations. Its newest distribution center has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification—the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system—making it the first distribution center in the U.S. to achieve both LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy.

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The Cement and Concrete Campus

Portland Cement Association wraps up centennial anniversary observances this month. One of the final projects in the year-long celebration is the release of “History of the Cement and Concrete Campus,” profiling the evolution of the Skokie, Ill., campus housing association headquarters and CTLGroup facilities.

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