Concrete Industry Makes Solid Commitments to Cut Carbon Emission - An article posted on the Daily Commercial News website acknowledges the increased interest in mass timber construction, but argues that "concrete isn't going anywhere." In fact, states author John Bleasby, concrete manufacturers are improving the energy efficiency of their production processes. Read more.
Mapping Potholes by Phone - Was the headline of an article in The New York Times that was called to our attention by Jeremy Gregory, the executive director of the Concrete Sustainabilty Hub at MIT who said the it was "a great example of how our collaboratoin with industry on research, implementation and communication enables us to reach a wider audience beyond transportation officials." Read more on the efforts by an international group of engineering students to develop a smartphone app to track potholes and measure road quality.
The Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings - Was the subject of a recent article posted by Architect magazine in which author Dr. Chris Drew discusses a partnership among NRMCA, Producer member Ozinga Brothers and the firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture aimed at developing concrete mixes with low, zero or even negative carbon footprints. Read more.