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New digital tools steer LafargeHolcim customer experience

Recognizing that digitization and adoption of new technology are critical to helping customers take advantage of growth projected for the U.S. construction business in the coming years, LafargeHolcim is transforming its customer experience with the launch of ConcreteDirect, DirectAccess and www.MaterialsThatPerform.com. Each of the digital solutions are part of an ongoing strategy to improve engagement, streamline interactions, optimize projects, and bring added convenience and ease to customers:

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Survey finds best practices net contractors nearly seven-fold safety gain

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2019 Safety Performance Report documents the dramatic impact of proactive practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 680 percent safer than the industry average.

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Concrete Sustainability Council draws global players to sourcing certification

The Global Cement and Concrete Association has joined the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), operator of the only world-wide, industry-specific certification program for concrete plants, along with their aggregate and cement supply chains. Responsible construction materials sourcing is an increasing priority in high profile projects and public procurement, London-based GCCA notes, adding that “Concrete has an important role to play and its short supply chains and local production lend themselves to demonstrat[ing] a high level of environmental, social and economic responsible sourcing.”

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Texas producers populate campaign with metrics, team member kudos

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association has launched a campaign to build awareness of members’ businesses and associated industries, while spotlighting employees who make production and delivery possible. #WeRTexas factors Lone Star State population growth of approximately 1,400 people per day and these material figures 10 years out, as measured against present annual shipment levels: 15 million to 50 million more tons of aggregate; 3 million to 10 million more yards of ready mixed; and, 1 million to 3 million more tons of cement.

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Surveys measure public attitudes toward green building deliverables

U.S. Green Building Council research finds limited recognition among the general public on the significance of issues at the core of the green building community’s mission—sustainability, the environment, and energy efficient, occupant-friendly space—and their connection to resource conservation and climate change.

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