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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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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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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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Pervious Concrete Helps Check Global Warming

Pervious Concrete Can Help Check Global Warming & Help Recharge Groundwater

Questions or concerns about 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗲? Some of the points to consider: • Pervious concrete can help check global warming • Pervious concrete can help reduce ambient temperatures around • Can recharge groundwater • Cheaper than conventional concrete ...

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Pervious concrete used in agricultural structure

Pervious Gravel Paving Part of Award-Winning Agricultural Design

The agricultural equipment storage structure is completely self-sufficient. Innovative materials were used – “including 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗽𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 for all open vehicle storage bays and livestock pens, maximizing the amount of rainwater that is filtered back through the the soil... ...

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Improved section of HWY 99 features new sidewalk made with pervious concrete that allows rain to drain through the pavement

Group celebrates completion of Highway 99 sidewalk section

A community group has been advocating to improve their little stretch of Highway 99 by adding safe sidewalks and bike lanes. They celebrated when their section was completed. The new sidewalks are made with pervious concrete that allows rain to drain through the pavement....

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Concrete Military Listening Devices Inspire Concrete Lamps

Concrete “listening ears” were replaced by radar, but they left an impact on designers. Matali Crasset, the artistic director of French concrete specialist Concrete by LCDA, has created a collection of concrete furniture, including a lamp shaped like the military listening devices. ...

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Urban Heat Islands: UHI

Urban Heat Islands: UHI. We know the definition.

Urban Heat Islands: UHI is when a city experiences much warmer temperatures than nearby rural areas. We know the cause is the different surfaces in each environment and how much heat they absorb and hold. One might assume that concrete is the cause. In fact, it can be a solution....

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Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association · September 5 · Save the Salmon – use pervious concrete!

Save the Salmon – use pervious concrete!

"Every time a car drives down the road, it leaves little bits of its tires, little bits of its brake pads, little bits of its exhaust. Then when it rains, that rain carries all of that pollution into Puget Sound. That is part of what is killing our salmon and killing the ecosystem."...

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Porous Pavement

What’s porous paving?

All new lots in New Orleans must (use porous paving) in city's fight with water woes. New Orleans is a city often inundated by water and, just as often, a city frustrated in its attempts to deal with it. Article by BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | STAFF WRITER at The Times-Picayune...

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You Had Me at Concrete

A big thank you to everyone who came out for the Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) training in Salt Lake City last week! 150 contractors and other professionals involved in the construction industry signed up and 140 showed up! Fortunately, everyone was gracious when we ran out of seats and it became ...

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Concrete home withstands Hurricane Michael

The New York Times published...aerial images showing a mile-long stretch of Mexico Beach where at least three-quarters of the buildings were damaged, but Dr. Lackey saw his [concrete home] still standing, majestic amid the apocalyptic wreckage, the last surviving beachfront house on his block....

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Building in fire at the night burning fire flame with smoke on the apartment house roof.

Dangers Shown in Recent SLC Apartment Fires

In a typical year, fire departments are called to more than 1.7 million fires, one every 18 seconds. Over 80,000 are in apartments, 2,000 in hotels and motels, and 740 in dormitories. These structure fires cause more than $9 billion in property damage each year, about half in residential properties....

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Clearcut Logging In Pacific Northwest. A debris pile is in the foreground and a log loader in the background.

The Timber Industry is a Major Polluter

A new study by researchers based at Oregon State University and the University of Idaho corroborates Center for Sustainable Economy’s 2015 and 2017 research demonstrating that logging is by far the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon and that changes in greenhouse gas accounting...

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