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Cement Association of Canada applauds Ontario government’s commitment to support industries in phasing out coal use

Ottawa, December 7, 2020 — The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) applauds the  Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, for prioritizing support of Ontario industries’ efforts to reduce and phase out the use of coal as part of the government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.…

As seen in Construction Canada -- Concrete's Path to Net-zero

The Path to Zero, Concrete’s role in decarbonizing the built environment By Adam Auer When it comes to strategies for addressing climate change, it is unsurprising buildings are taking centre stage. Globally, the construction, operation, and decommissioning of buildings and infrastructure account for approximately 40 per cent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Three-quarters of…

ECOPact - The Green Concrete - launches in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2020 /CNW/ – Following its rollout in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, the industry’s broadest range of green concrete, delivering high-performing, sustainable and circular benefits with the opportunity to reuse materials in construction. This introduction is an essential component of the company’s strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular…

Concrete – the world’s most widely used material – targets carbon neutral future

Concrete – the world’s most widely used material – targets carbon neutral future Industry outlines ‘2050 climate ambition’ to tackle global challenge The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) today unveiled its Climate Ambition on behalf of its member companies. This is an important first, signaling to the world our industry’s historic commitment to carbon…

Canadian Cement and Concrete Industry Applauds World’s Historic Commitment to Concrete Carbon Neutrality

The following statement was issued by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, in response to news of the Global Cement and Concrete Industry’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Today’s historic commitment by world leaders of cement and concrete producers to carbon neutrality is an important step forward in the…

Cement and concrete industry calls on federal government to prioritize strategic spending to provide needed boost for municipal infrastructure projects

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN CANADA Ottawa, May 28, 2020 – Heads of Canada’s cement and concrete industry today released a Joint Declaration calling on the federal government to prioritize construction and strategic infrastructure spending to help boost Canada’s economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “A successful economic recovery will…

Building a Successful Covid-19 Economic Recovery in Canada -- Joint Declaration by CEOs of the Canadian Cement and Concrete Industry

As Canada emerges from the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic that forced unprecedented health and safety measures, it will be important for the public and private sectors to work together to stimulate economic growth, jobs and confidence to quickly reverse the economic downturn and build a more resilient country. At the heart of a…

Introduction to Municipal Concrete Paving Webinar, co-organized by Concrete Ontario and the Cement Association of Canada

As part of a new webinar series, this webinar provides an introduction to municipal concrete pavements, identifying the basics of concrete pavements including typical pavement structure and how it carries loads; pavement features; types and benefits of concrete pavements and; CSA /OPSS.MUNI standards requirements. The webinar also introduces the newly released Ontario Good Roads Association…