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MPA launches UK Concrete to promote concrete

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched UK Concrete to proactively engage with political stakeholders and public bodies, and promote the advantages of building in concrete and the vital role the material plays in people's everyday lives. Chris Leese, former vice president at Cemex UK, has been appointed as director of UK Concrete and will be responsible for rolling out the organisation’s programme to convey concrete’s benefits to a wider audience. Mr Leese said: "It is time for...

GCCA launches 'Concrete Stories' campaign

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and its member companies have launched ‘Concrete Stories’ a major new global communications campaign that aims to increase awareness of the vital role concrete plays in everyday life. The initial campaign will run for six weeks and will be featured primarily on GCCA's social media channels. The campaign aims to engage members of the public by telling the 'Story of Concrete' through a number of different themes including how concrete contribu...

Magnesia in clinker

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Magnesia is often present in clinker as periclase, which is formed of free MgO. However, periclase does not always provide a welcome part of the clinker’s composition and can lead to significant volume expansion of the concrete that is made with cement manufactured from such clinkers. Figure 1: periclase inclusions in belite. The belite crystal with two inclusions is 12µm across In cement clinker magnesia (MgO) can be present as a substituent in each of the primary clinker miner...

CRDC launches EcoConcreto product

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

  CRDC launch EcoConcreto product The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) launched its plastic-to-concrete invention 'EcoConcreto' at the Sustainable Brands Oceans Congress in Porto, Portugal. The CRDC process involves efficient upcycling of massive industrial quantities of plastic waste and enriching it into a synthetic construction aggregate that is lighter in weight and more durable than conventional concrete, claims CRDC. The CRDC product is a pre-condit...

GCCA calls for modern construction industry at World Build Environment Forum Summit

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Andrew Minson, Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director at the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), joined leaders in the built environment at a key global summit in New York to give a rallying call on the importance of concrete and modernising the construction sector for the future needs of the world. Dr Minson set out the sector's role in responding to the global mega trends of accelerating population growth, rapid urbanisation and climate change. "Whilst we recognise t...

GCCA teams up with Concrete Sustainability Council

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced that it is formally joining the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) – adding its support to the certification system for the sustainability performance of concrete plants and their supply chain across the globe. The CSC is the industry-recognised authentication system, with more than 160 plants certified to its standards across eight different countries. Commenting on GCCA's new membership, CSC Chairman, Dr Christian Artelt...

GCCA replies to Guardians' 'Concrete Week' launch article

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) set out a formal reply to the Guardian newspaper's article which was posted on Monday 26 February 2019, stating that cement and concrete are part of the sustainable future. The GCCA commented, "The Guardian’s 'Concrete Week' is a great opportunity to look at a range of important issues associated with concrete, and it is right to examine some of the important challenges the world faces. However, inadequately covering the significant work a...

Cementos Argos

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has supplied 22,978m 3 of concrete, equivalent to around 400 mixer trucks, to the La Zurza wastewater treatment plant in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The plant, which will be the largest in the Caribbean, will have a capacity of 27m gallons/second of treated water being returned to the river flow. The project will not only benefit up to 500,000 inhabitants from 37 sectors of the National District and the province of Santo Domingo, it will also aid the Ozama and...

Creating a voice

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) met for its first AGM and symposium at the Corinthia Hotel, London, UK, on Friday, 23 November 2018. With leading CEOs, sustainability, logistics, strategists and co-processing managers, as well as cement and concrete associations in attendance, delegates were informed of an agreed work programme for the GCCA going forward. In addition, the GCCA explained how it will create a voice for the cement and concrete industry, promoting cement as 'th...

Strength predictions

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A prediction of strength in concrete can be made through a range of methods and with numerous variables. To facilitate this, Arthur Harrisson examines the key factors that control strength development in concrete. Figure 1: cement 28-day strengths Various methods have been developed to predict the strength that a concrete may reach with a particular combination of cement, supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), aggregate, admixture and even water. The variables are numerous...