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2011-12-12 23:27:43

Structural studies at Berkeley Lab´s Advanced Light Source could point to reduced carbon emissions and stronger cements It's no surprise that humans the world over use more water, by volume, than any other material. But in second place, at over 17 billion tons consumed each year, comes concrete made with Portland cement. Portland cement provides the essential binder for strong, versatile concrete; its basic materials are found in many places around the globe; and, at about $100 a ton,...

2011-07-26 08:30:00

Significant government policy risks could affect near, long-range forecast SKOKIE, Ill., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite recovery momentum in late 2010, the U.S. economy is again in a slowdown. This will weaken construction activity and restrain gains in cement consumption until 2013, according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). PCA downgraded its cement consumption forecast to 0.2 percent in 2011, 0.4 percent in 2012, and...

2011-05-12 00:00:47

Nicolia Ready-mix and Clean Concrete Technologies begin their second round of testing with CleanCrete. Lindenhurst, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 Clean Concrete Technologies and Nicolia Industries begin their second round of testing this week using Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and replacing a high percentage of Cement, the production of which releases an extreme amount of CO2 . Using CleanCrete in place of standard Ready Mix Concrete reduces Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by up to a...

2011-04-26 10:54:00

Recovery process for construction industry expected to be slow SKOKIE, Ill., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the economic recession is over and economic growth is strengthening, the construction recession may not run its course for another 18 months, hindering an improvement in cement consumption for the next two years according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). In 2011, PCA anticipates marginal growth with a two percent increase in...

2011-04-21 15:30:00

WALTHAM, Ma., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. (www.holcim.us) announced today that two of their plants - Midlothian in Midlothian, TX, and Devil's Slide in Morgan, UT - have received the Portland Cement Association's (PCA) prestigious Chairman's Safety Performance Award in recognition of their exceptional health and safety programs. The award was presented to the company during the PCA's Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chicago. "The fact that our Midlothian plant has...


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