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Rapid drying slab mix passes test toward timely school opening

Redi-Mix LLC, a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc., has delivered sustainable concrete to six Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) projects, the mixes formulated for a net savings of 108.7 million lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions. The Billy Earl Dade Middle School also incorporated the producer’s Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete to address aggressive scheduling requirements in advance of a late-August opening.

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Spancrete Precast plays key role in WisDOT project

As part of I-94 North-South Freeway Reconstruction Project, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) replaced the Rawson Avenue bridge in Oak Creek in mid-June. Spancrete products were used to construct the bridge, which was put into place using a technology brand new to the state—a self-propelled modular transporter, or SPMT.

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EPD workshop added to ASTM C09 meetings

“An Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials” will be held December 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville (Fla.) Riverfront, the host venue of ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates standards development meetings.

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Environmental Product Declaration driver LEED v4 on track for fall launch

A new version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system, incentivizing building material or product suppliers to detail their processing or manufacturing methods, is set for rollout at the 2013 Greenbuild Conference and Expo , November 19-21 in Philadelphia.

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Construction giant Skanska rebukes LEED critics

Major heavy civil and general contractor Skanska USA resigned its U.S. Chamber of Commerce membership to protest the group’s support of the American High-Performance Building Coalition (AHPBC), which is lobbying federal lawmakers to limit government projects to green building rating systems developed with consensus-based standards.

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