MIT researchers take a life-cycle approach to real costs, environment impacts of infrastructure

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

In August, the Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released two studies looking at the life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete pavements and buildings. A third assessment looked at life-cycling costing for streets and highways.

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Garnaud named Vice Chair of PCA

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

At PCA’s recent Fall Committee Meetings, the Board of Directors elected Sylvain Garnaud, president of Lafarge North America, as vice chair of the Board of Directors. Garnaud has served as a member of PCA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors since 2008, when he was named president of Lafarge North America’s cement division.

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PCA testifies proposed 'Cement Relief' legislation would save thousands of jobs

Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

Testifying in Washington, D.C., this week before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Dan Harrington, president and CEO of Lehigh Hanson, Inc., and former PCA chair, stressed to Congress that inaction on onerous EPA regulations will result in the direct loss of 4,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs and have an adverse impact on the nation’s beleaguered construction sector.

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Lafarge, Tarmac merger referred to Competition Commission

Source: Builders Merchants Journal, United Kingdom

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred a proposed UK construction materials joint venture between Tarmac UK parent company Anglo American and Lafarge to the Competition Commission. The parties propose to establish a 50-50 joint venture to which each of them would contribute the bulk of their construction materials businesses in the United Kingdom.

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