Cemex to supply Central America's first Metro line

Source: Cemex, S.A.B. de. C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

Cemex announced that it is supplying nearly 100,000 tons of cement for the construction of Line 1 of the Panama Metro, a stretch of approximately 14 km that is intended to connect two key hubs of the metropolitan area of Panama City. With this project, Panama would become the first country in Central America with a Metro system.

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MIT engineers model pavements’ potential for $15 billion in fuel savings

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

A new MIT study shows that using stiffer road pavements could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent—a savings that could add up to 273 million barrels of crude oil per year, or $15.6 billion at current prices. This would result in an accompanying annual decrease in carbon dioxide emissions of 46.5 million metric tons.

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Nonresidential building index debuts with positive 2013 market projection

Source: McGraw-Hill Construction, New York City

A new 12-month leading indicator of nonresidential building spending, the Dodge Momentum Index will be available monthly for material and product interests; architectural, engineering and construction professionals; and, economist and Wall Street analysts.

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Carbon footprint calculator helps Cemex advance sustainability goals

Source: Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

Cemex announced recently significant progress in key indicators related to sustainable construction, the company’s carbon strategy, environmental and biodiversity management, workplace safety and its contribution to provide affordable housing and infrastructure to communities around the world.

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