May 2011

Concrete Additives Add Strength and Reduce Carbon Footprint

(Journal of Commerce 5-9-2011) The National Research Council of Canada - Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) has developed a new project aimed at reducing the environmental impact of concrete by replacing part of the cement with supplementary cementing materials (SCM).

US Demand for Green Building Materials Will Exceed $71 Billion in 2015

 (Aggregate Research 5-3-2011)  Demand for green building materials is projected to expand 13.0 percent annually to $71.1 billion in 2015, slightly outpacing the growth of building construction expenditures over that period as green materials continue to account for an increasing share of materials used. While the rising use of green materials will support gains, the most important driver for demand will be the expected rebound in the construction market from low 2010 levels.