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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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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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Concrete Credentials Featuring Jennifer Mitchell

Concrete Credentials: Why Perspective Matters in Concrete

Concrete Credentials episode, Why Perspective Matters in Concrete, featuring Jennifer Mitchell, Sr. Manager, Design+Build at LinkedIn with NRMCA Executive Vice President Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP. "The future for the concrete and construction industries is a much more sustainable one..."...

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NRMCA Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Quality Awards

NRMCA Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Quality Awards

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced the winners of its 2020 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers have demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities....

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Concrete Credentials, a new podcast hosted by NRMCA Executive Vice President Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP

Concrete Credentials: Why We Pave With Concrete

All aspects of pavement engineering, including the applications and use of ready-mixed concrete for streets, local roads and parking areas, including conventional concrete, concrete overlays, roller compacted concrete, and pervious concrete....

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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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Quality of roads affect (1) Safety, (2) Traffic, (3) Comfort of driving, (4) Fuel consumption and (5) Quality of air. Therefore, maintaining roadway networks in their top condition is in the best interest of our society.

The Carbin App: Crowdsourcing Road-Quality Info

Smoother roads last longer. Driving on smoother roads requires less fuel. It is not easy to access government data on road conditions. This has led to a new smartphone app: Carbin”, a crowd-sourced tool that is collecting information about the condition of the world’s highways and roads. ...

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“Concrete connoisseurs awarded the annual Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious honor for Peru's Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC). Conceived as a concrete cliff, the structure is massive, but the architects focus on natural light and ventilation makes it airy and pleasant

Grafton Architects’ Concrete Connoisseurs Win 2020 Pritzker Prize

“Concrete connoisseurs” Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Ireland's Grafton Architects, were awarded his week with the annual Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious honor for Peru's Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC). Conceived as a concrete cliff, the structure is massive, ...

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Streets in Shoreview, Minnesota, have been repaved with permeable pavement. Typically used to manage stormwater runoff, permeable pavement is proving to be a useful technique for eliminating the use of road salt. (Courtesy City of Shoreview)

Road Salt is Cheap to Purchase, But Hidden Costs Abound

Road salt is cheap to purchase, but communities often pay a big price down the road. Once chloride-based road salt gets into the water table, lakes and streams, it cannot be removed. It is also toxic to fish and other animals and is corrosive to cars and infrastructure. ...

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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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