Monthly Archives: December 2016

Concrete is Overlooked and Substantial Carbon ‘Sink’

December 19, 2016

From The Masonry Society Sustainability E-News December 16, 2016 According to this article, a new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that cement structures are a substantial but overlooked absorber of carbon emissions - offsetting some of those emitted during cement production itself.
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Papers are invited for ASTM International Symposium on Masonry Innovations in Collaborative Research, Development and Applications

December 19, 2016

Papers are invited for the symposium Masonry 2018: Innovations in Collaborative Research, Development and Applications, to be held June 26, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. The symposium is being co-sponsored by ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit…
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Find out why building a resilient structure pays off

December 13, 2016

From NCMA's eNews December 8, 2016 The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s “Build with Strength” campaign released a video highlighting the necessity for resilient construction. The video emphasizes the MIT study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric,” which confirms the importance of using resilient construction techniques in regions prone to extreme weather events such as Hurricane…
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