LSU Researchers Advance Work in Bendable Concrete

In 2019, researchers from Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management advanced their research into Engineered Cementitious Composites, or “bendable concrete,” by adding a new ingredient to the recipe and replacing the fine river sand used with sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA).

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LafargeHolcim Adopts New Environmental Product Declarations

LafargeHolcim in the United States announced a new program to bring greater transparency to its carbon footprint through the use of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). These declarations, much like nutritional labels, detail the environmental impact of building materials. National cement and concrete associations have developed EPD ratings on a regional or nation-wide level that have been used by the industry…

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Lhoist to Expand Texas Facility with Lime Kiln

On the heels of its recent announcement of planned expansion at the Marble Falls, Texas, dolomitic quicklime facility, Lhoist North America has received an additional permit approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for construction of a new energy-efficient lime kiln at its New Braunfels, Texas, facility. The regulatory approval paves the way for Lhoist to begin construction on…

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GCCA Releases New Industry Biodiversity Guidelines

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry’s quarries. The guidelines support the association’s Sustainability Charter implementation and represent a collaborative effort by member companies to improve overall performance in biodiversity management and quarry rehabilitation. 

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