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31 March 2020

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Concrete buildings, pavements and structures function as storehousesof atmospheric carbo

buildings, pavements and structures are silently absorbing carbon dioxide from
the atmosphere. It appears to such a degree that the built environment
represents one of the world’s largest storehouses of carbon. Yet this
information is currently excluded from global, national, and regional
greenhouse gas accounting methods.

This is the main message
from peer-reviewed scientific studies summarized in a paper released today by
researchers at CalPortland Company.
Concrete, the world’s most popular building material, constitutes a large
portion of the global built environment


Readymix Trucks – your greatest investment can be your greatest asset

The concrete mixer truck is a crucial part of any readymix operation and contribute significantly to construction projects every day. It not only constitutes a significant investment, at a cost of close to R1M or more, but its effect on the quality of concrete and the overall environmental and carbon impact of business and construction projects cannot be denied.

Moreover, the mixer truck and
driver is undeniably the public face of the readymix concrete operation, as is
seen on the roads and construction sites.


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