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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 ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ? Some of the points to consider: โ€ข Pervious concrete can help check global warming โ€ข Pervious concrete can help reduce ambient temperatures around โ€ข Can recharge groundwater โ€ข 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 โ€“ โ€œincluding ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด 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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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 Heidelbergโ€™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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ICF Home

Inspired by an episode of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”

We recently stumbled upon the website โ€œTrees Full of Moneyโ€ and their outstanding article on ICF construction inspired by an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. This is a great article to share with contacts who have questions re ICF, as they describe the product, process & benefits. ...

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Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association ยท September 5 ยท Save the Salmon โ€“ use pervious concrete!

Save the Salmon โ€“ 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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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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Man turning a carbon dioxyde knob to reduce emissions. CO2 reduction or removal concept. Composite image between a hand photography and a 3D background.

Building With Concrete Is Good Science

Buildings both contribute to and are vulnerable to climate change. In the U.S., the heating, cooling, and operation of buildings and homes account for more than 40% of carbon dioxide emissions each yearโ€”more emissions than are produced by either transportation or industry....

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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 Economyโ€™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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