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NRMCA, ASSC pool resources to up concrete pavement yardage

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and American Society of Concrete Contractors joint Paving Committee has assembled a library of resources for pavement contractors and designers. Available at www.ascconline.org/technical/paving-tool-kit, the Paving Tool Kit encompasses:

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Foundation guides industry to the next concrete pavement frontier

Looking beyond roads, streets, parking lots and traditional flatwork, the Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation responds to an emerging pavement market opportunity for ready mixed concrete producers in its latest publication. The 36-page Guide to Concrete Trails covers project background and funding; choice of concrete versus alternative paving materials; design and engineering; concrete mix designs, delivery and placement; paving machinery and slab finishing methods; plus, jointing, curing and maintenance.

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UCLA team demonstrates carbon dioxide recycling in precast production

A University of California, Los Angeles team in the final round of the $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize competition has scheduled a February 2020 demonstration of a process yielding concrete blocks or elements through capture of carbon dioxide gas in coal-fired power generation. Carbon Upcycling UCLA will stage the 30-day undertaking at the Dry Fork Station near Gillette, Wyo.; members see daily production of up to 10 tons of their CO2ncrete-trademarked units for use in wall construction.

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Glen-Gery secures North American territory from Italy’s premier brickmaker

Wyomissing, Pa.-based Brickworks North America Corp., parent of Glen-Gery Corp., has purchased the licensing rights to sell San Selmo brick products across North America. The distinguished, high-style brick is produced in Italy by S. Anselmo Group, a fifth-generation boutique maker of luxury units, and joins Glen-Gery’s International Collection. S. Anselmo craftsmen have been conceiving, designing and creating unique brick designs since 1903, securing orders for many high profile restoration projects in Europe, plus high-end residential or architectural landmark jobs this side of the Atlantic.

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EP Henry, Lafarge, Solidia mark low-carbon binder’s commercial launch

A venture between the LafargeHolcim U.S. Cement business and Solidia Technologies will supply EP Henry’s Wrightstown, N.J., block & paver plant with a reduced carbon dioxide binder plus companion curing equipment. The proprietary production method’s formal launch stems from a six-year effort by the three companies to bring to commercial scale a technology that reduces embodied CO2 in manufactured concrete by up to 70 percent versus conventional, portland cement-based production methods. Development has centered on Solidia Cement milled at the Lafarge Whitehall plant in western Pennsylvania, along with aggregate materials Solidia Technologies sources separately.

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