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Habitat for Humanity Northern Utah

Habitat for Humanity No. Utah Builds 1st ICF Home

Habitat for Humanity Northern Utah, Utah , Geneva Rock, Altaview Concrete, Jack B. Parson , ICF Manufacturers Association, American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, are all working together to deliver a sustainable and resilient concrete home for a ...

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Why Massachusetts Should Build With Safe Building Materials

In this episode, Gregg sits down with Senator Paul Feeney & Representative Dan Donahue of the Massachusetts State Legislature. They discussed H.2449 and S.1589 — An Act Relative to Safe Building Materials which would strengthen the building code & promote the use of non-combustible materials...

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Habitat for Humanity Is Building Homes with Concrete ICFs

Why Habitat for Humanity Is Using Concrete

Habitat for Humanity Is building homes with concrete ICFs to construct resilient, affordable, and sustainable housing across the United States. Concrete homes are durable and resilient in regions impacted by severe weather events....

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Why Concrete’s Future Looks Green

Concrete Credentials presents a conversation with Jamie Gentoso, CEO-- US Cement at LafargeHolcim and NRMCA Executive Vice President Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP on how the concrete industry is working towards a greener future....

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Figure 3: Hours to Reach Equilibrium

Lab Notes: Thermal Performance of ICF Walls

ICF structures require less overall energy to heat or cool, and the longer time required to reach steady state “flattens the temperature curve” delivering safety, comfort and less cost to the end user....

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Concrete Construction

Concrete Innovations

Concrete is the most widely used building product in the world. New innovative concrete products and manufacturing methods include self-cleaning, bendable, cementless and self-consolidating concrete. ...

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UHPC – another concrete innovation that could be a game changer when it comes to repairing aging infrastructure in the U.S.

UHPC – Ultra-High Performance Concrete — Another Concrete Innovation

UHPC could be a game changer when it comes to repairing aging infrastructure in the U.S. Embedded with steel fibers, ultra-high performance concrete is about 5 to 10 times stronger than standard concrete, but the current cost makes it out of reach for most government projects. This could change......

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Net Zero Building

The Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Innovation requires collaboration, and that is what Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and other partners are doing as they work to create lower- and even negative-carbon concrete solutions. ...

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Heidelberg pledges to create carbon neutral concrete by 2050

Carbon Neutral Concrete Pledge

A year-end article in the Harvard Business Review named German cement company Heidelberg’s pledge to create carbon neutral concrete by 2050 as one of the Top Sustainability Stories of 2019... a first for the industry....

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2019: Utah Economic Summary

Utah 2019: The Year in Review

Numbers don’t lie. Employment: UP Housing prices: UP (9.2% vs. 4.2% nationally) Personal income: UP Per capita income: UP Construction job: UP 9.1% Right now, we are building the Utah of the future. This is the time to build with strength....

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Architecture Club designs a new atelier for artist Monika Sosnowska in Warsaw

Artist Monika Sosnowska loves concrete

Sosnowska frequently uses concrete in her art and her new atelier is a simple concrete volume created with a 5m by 12m concrete frame. The space is “Minimal and tidy, her voluminous concrete and glass studio lends itself to pure, undistracted experimentation.”...

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Wallace Neff with Concrete Bubble House

Wallace Neff’s Concrete Bubble Houses

Famed architect Wallace Neff spent his final days in a 1,000-square-foot concrete bubble house. He first designed these structures near the end of WW2, when the government was looking for low-cost solutions to the upcoming housing shortage. Read on for instructions on how to build your own!...

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