Editorial

Cement Wars

Our feature on page 20 outlines the battle taking place out West between Sierra Club California and California’s cement producers.

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Guess What’s Coming Up The Road?

It’s a new year, and that means everyone has an analysis of the cement market. I attended the Intercem conference in Miami last October, and Colin Sutherland of SG Analytics assessed the market in coming years, stating that “After a long period of steady consumption growth, including 2018, our baseline forecast shows overall U.S. cement demand remaining more or less steady in 2019.” He predicted a period of moderate growth beginning in 2020.

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Batteries and Carrots

Everything it seems runs on batteries and science has been working overtime to develop longer-lasting and easily rechargeable battery alternatives. But what if an entire building was a battery?

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Burning Tires: A Burning Concern

What happens when a cement plant wants to initiate a pilot project to burn tires for fuel? A lot of hell gets raised.

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