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Coalition programs Embodied Carbon Calculator for Greenbuild launch

In partnership with 30-plus architectural, engineering and construction entities, the University of Washington-hosted Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) has scheduled release of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator, or EC3, with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 19-22 in Atlanta. The open source tool will equip architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce construction materials’ embodied carbon emissions.

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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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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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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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