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EPD, EMS, recycling metrics populate LafargeHolcim sustainability plan

Looking beyond rationalized cement capacity with integrated concrete and aggregate production assets, LafargeHolcim Ltd. aims to make its mark in the global construction supply chain as part of a new sustainability initiative, The 2030 Plan.

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LafargeHolcim eyes production homebuilders via wall system developer alliance

An agreement between LafargeHolcim and Phoenix-based HercuTech Inc. positions Lafarge North America, Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries to market and support production of HercuTech, a plant-fabricated, high performance insulated concrete wall system suited to residential and light commercial applications.

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Students’ award-winning patio design becomes EP Henry HeroScaping project

After winning “Best in Show” at a local Home and Garden show, students from the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology’s (CPI) Horticulture and Landscaping program in Pleasant Gap, Penn., permanently installed their patio design at a veteran’s home through EP Henry’s HeroScaping program.

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Residential, commercial work drive cement shipment gains

Portland Cement Association’s new “Survey of Portland Cement Consumption by User Group” underscores mixed year-over-year results among 16 U.S. market or product segments: Nine recorded growth, seven saw reduced volume in 2015 versus the prior year. Those gaining at least 20 percent were, in descending order, waste stabilization & solidification; fiber cement siding; concrete roof tile; soil cement, roller compacted concrete or full-depth reclamation/pavements; precast/prestressed concrete; and, soil cement or roller compacted concrete/water resources structures.

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Ground limestone exhibits mixture paste content optimization potential

Keen on lower carbon alternatives to portland cement-only binders, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has published Technical Note 1906, Minimizing Paste Content in Concrete Using Limestone Powders — Demonstration Mixtures. Researchers cite target performance levels in concrete mixtures with up to 28 percent lower portland cement content using a binary blend with limestone powder.

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