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FEB 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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24 • February 2019 www.concreteproducts.com NEWS SCOPE STANDARDS The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is updating the Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration to address evolv- ing requirements producer members confront when project owners or design teams apply Life Cycle Assessment criteria or request EPD submittals, often in conjunction with LEED v4 green building certification. The 2016 IW-EPD, or version 2.0, spanned data from 88 com- panies and 2,519 ready mixed plants. It enabled participants who had submitted plant operating and environmental performance data to assist customers calculating credits under the then-new green building standard's Materials & Resources section. Development of an IW-EPD version 3.0 this year responds to what the association notes is a consistent increase in LCA and EPD activity over the past three years and volume of projects (> 2,500) attaining certification under LEED v4. In addition to buildings, NRMCA cites the emergence of LCA and EPD language in infrastructure specifications and related sustainability efforts, among them the Federal Highway Administra- tion Sustainable Pavement Program. A revised IW-EPD will keep ready mixed concrete documentation in lockstep with LEED v4 requirements and coincide with a revised Product Category Rule for Concrete, the 2014 charter version of which expires this year. Producers providing plant data will be listed in the IW-EPD v3 and the only ready mixed concrete sources eligible to reference declaration figures for LEED certification submittals. NRMCA is working on the new version with the Athena Sustainable NRMCA Industry Wide-EPD update paces LEED, FHWA programs The Industry Wide-EPD version 3 will update standard data based on new surveys of what NRMCA hopes will be expanded universe of par- ticipating producers and ready mixed plants versus the v2 sampling. RECL AIM REBATCH RECYCLE CHEMICAL FREE WATER RECYCLING SYSTEMS CALL FOR A QUOTE! 603.758.1900 www.watertreatmentonline.com PRECAST READY MIX CONCRETE GRINDING BATCH PLANT WASH OUT

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