April 29, 2013
New website engages public on benefits of concrete
A new web portal has been launched to engage stakeholders and the public in discussing concrete’s sustainability and provide information on the topic.
“While concrete is literally the foundation of our communities, the extent of its contribution to sustainable development is widely underestimated,” said Michael McSweeney, president and chief executive officer of the Cement Association of Canada.
“It’s our mission to ensure Canadians have at their fingertips the information they need to appreciate both our vision for a more sustainable future as well as concrete’s immense contribution toward addressing society’s sustainability challenges, and this is what the portal is all about.”
The website www.rediscoverconcrete.ca is the collective endeavor of the Canadian Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative members (CCJSI), a group that brings together representatives from different sectors of Canada’s cement and concrete industry to communicate and advance the industry’s significant contributions and progress toward meeting the challenges of sustainable construction.
The portal will provide content such as information on the sustainability attributes and benefits of concrete; industry strategies and key initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint; an overview of the cement and concrete manufacturing process; and an academic research on Life Cycle Assessment as well as on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources, among other information.
The Canadian cement and concrete industry generates more than $8 billion in annual sales, contributing some $2.9 billion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Concrete is the world’s most commonly used material after water, according to the website. The industry employs nearly 27,000 Canadians in the production and distribution of cement, concrete and concrete construction materials.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
- Lafarge’s research tackles cement’s “bad boy” image
- Waterloo Region LRT work agreement almost done
- RFP released to shortlisted teams for Milton hospital expansion
- Upset waters over new Ontario diving regulations
- The Working Dead — construction of a post-apocalyptic zombie world
- 20 Most Popular Stories
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 371 projects with a total value of $1,936,826,394 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Thursday.
$134,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid
$128,250,000 North York ON Prebid
$100,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid
- Debate swirls over OCOT’s merit on its anniversary
- WaterGarden Worker
- Ontario to invest in cycling infrastructure
- U.S. construction labour concerns
- Compulsory certification in carpentry a “job killer”, says Kenney
- CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for commercial projects in disaster-hit cities
- Economic cost of weather catastrophes is under appreciated: report
- Scotiabank sees slow growth in housing
- Photo Gallery: 2014 ACEC BC Awards of Excellence winners
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014
- Making Metro
- Crumbling roads a key election issue
- Early stages of concrete pump operator certification being developed in B.C.
- Legal battle over temporary foreign workers heats up
- Dive tower pushes formwork forward
- Understanding municipal strategy
- Calgary firm fined $35,000 for workplace injury
- B.C. labour minister calls for WorkSafeBC reforms
- B.C. prison proceeding