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Green building report tracks compounded market growth

29 Report 150Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, compiled from surveys tracking nearly 70 countries, finds global green building volume is doubling every three years. Authors see expansion continuing in the United States, Germany and United Kingdom, but emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and South Africa representing growth engines—their development activity trending two- to six-fold over current green building levels.

 

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Site highlights chemistry in building and construction materials

28 ACC 150The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched www.BuildingWithChemistry.org to inform architects, specifiers, interior designers and other building and construction professionals about green building codes and standards; materials selection; and, the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable solutions.

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Quikrete formulates mix for SCC flow

27 Form 150Atlanta-based Quikrete Companies continues to build out a professional-grade, bagged product line, unveiling at World of Concrete 2016 a dry mix for structural bridge, parking deck, tunnel, dam, wall and floor repairs. Shipped in 80-lb. bags, Form and Pour is a high-flow, high-strength concrete ideally placed by pump. Its mix design includes micro silica, plastic shrinkage-reducing and air-entraining agents, portland cement, plus 3/8-in. or smaller aggregate.

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Speedy Set Time

27 Velocrete 150Lightweight concrete additive developer Syntheon Inc., Pittsburgh, has formulated a dry mix for 30-minute set time and high early strength development characteristics affording form removal at 90 minutes. Announced at World of Concrete 2016, Velocrete sheds weight from architectural projects and is available in a variety of lightweight densities: 150, 120, 110, 100, 90, and 50 pcf. The material can be specially formulated for custom jobs at a two-pallet minimum order.

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New Grout, Mortar, Stucco Mix Packaging; Fitting, Functional

26 AMX 150A comprehensive re-branding initiative for Amerimix, Oldcastle Architectural’s pre-blended mortar, grout and stucco offering, includes new messaging and a new logo to be incorporated throughout all communication elements. The initiative is part of a sustained commitment towards helping masons and plasterers “build better” with the company’s product line.

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