Building materials – HC Ingenieria http://hcingenieria.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:11:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hcingenieria.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-20.png Building materials – HC Ingenieria http://hcingenieria.com/ 32 32 Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) Receives Consensus “Buy Moderate” Recommendation From Brokerages https://hcingenieria.com/martin-marietta-materials-inc-nysemlm-receives-consensus-buy-moderate-recommendation-from-brokerages/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:11:28 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/martin-marietta-materials-inc-nysemlm-receives-consensus-buy-moderate-recommendation-from-brokerages/ Shares of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM – Get Rating) have earned an average recommendation of “moderate buy” from the twelve rating companies that currently cover the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight gave the company a buy recommendation. The 12-month average price target among brokers […]]]>

Shares of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM – Get Rating) have earned an average recommendation of “moderate buy” from the twelve rating companies that currently cover the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight gave the company a buy recommendation. The 12-month average price target among brokers who have rated the stock over the past year is $445.80.

Several brokerages have published reports on MLM. TheStreet upgraded Martin Marietta Materials from a “b” to a “c+” rating in a Tuesday, May 10 report. StockNews.com upgraded Martin Marietta Materials from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a Wednesday, June 15 report. Morgan Stanley lowered its price target on Martin Marietta Materials from $470.00 to $441.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a Monday, April 18 report. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Martin Marietta Materials from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lowered its target price for the company from $420.00 to $410.00 in a Friday 3 June.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently been buying and selling stocks. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Martin Marietta Materials by 0.6% during the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 38,963 shares of the construction company worth $17,164,000 after acquiring 248 additional shares last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in Martin Marietta Materials by 60.6% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 36,843 shares in the construction company worth $12,589,000 after acquiring an additional 13,903 shares last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its stake in Martin Marietta Materials by 9.2% during the third quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 10,497 shares of the construction company worth $3,586,000 after acquiring 880 additional shares last quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in Martin Marietta Materials by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 13,016 shares of the construction company worth $5,734,000 after acquiring 293 more shares last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its stake in Martin Marietta Materials by 208.7% during the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 5,248 shares of the construction company worth $1,793,000 after acquiring 3,548 additional shares in the last quarter. 93.49% of the shares are currently held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Martin Marietta Materials stock opened Wednesday at $302.55. The company has a debt ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 2.79 and a quick ratio of 1.69. Martin Marietta Materials has a 12-month low of $299.88 and a 12-month high of $446.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.87 billion, a PE ratio of 28.76, a price-to-growth earnings ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $342.12 and a 200-day simple moving average of $377.64.

Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Tuesday, May 3. The construction company reported EPS of $0.39 for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.71 per ($0.32). Martin Marietta Materials had a return on equity of 11.42% and a net margin of 11.63%. The company posted revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, versus $1.13 billion for analysts. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company posted earnings per share of $1.04. The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 25.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equity research analysts expect Martin Marietta Materials to post EPS of 13.47 for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 30. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1 will receive a dividend of $0.61. This represents an annualized dividend of $2.44 and a dividend yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 31. Martin Marietta Materials’ dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.19%.

Martin Marietta Materials Company Profile (Get a rating)

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a natural resource-based building materials company, supplies aggregates and heavy building materials to the construction industry in the United States and around the world. It offers crushed stone, sand and gravel products; ready-mixed concrete and asphalt; paving products and services; and Portland and specialty cement for use in infrastructure projects and the non-residential and residential construction markets, as well as the railroad, agricultural, utility and environmental industries.

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Huge Growth of Energy Efficient Materials Market in the Future Scope 2022-2028 | China National Materials Group Corp., Fiber Glass Industries Inc., Guardian Building Products, Owens Corning Corporation https://hcingenieria.com/huge-growth-of-energy-efficient-materials-market-in-the-future-scope-2022-2028-china-national-materials-group-corp-fiber-glass-industries-inc-guardian-building-products-owens-corning-corporati/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:46:42 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/huge-growth-of-energy-efficient-materials-market-in-the-future-scope-2022-2028-china-national-materials-group-corp-fiber-glass-industries-inc-guardian-building-products-owens-corning-corporati/ Coherent Market Insights has published a new study on “Energy Efficient Materials Market”, which aims to provide an in-depth review of factors influencing the introduction and outlook of global companies. The detailed information and overview of the Global Energy Efficient Materials market report highlights the latest trends across various regions. Major market players will benefit […]]]>

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Flint River Habitat for Humanity Opens New Home in Lee County https://hcingenieria.com/flint-river-habitat-for-humanity-opens-new-home-in-lee-county/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:11:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/flint-river-habitat-for-humanity-opens-new-home-in-lee-county/ June 18—LEESBURG — For 30 years, Flint River Habitat for Humanity has dedicated its energy to providing simple, decent, and affordable housing for eligible families in its community. For many families, home ownership is a dream; Flint River Habitat for Humanity seeks to make this dream a reality by providing families with a more affordable […]]]>

June 18—LEESBURG — For 30 years, Flint River Habitat for Humanity has dedicated its energy to providing simple, decent, and affordable housing for eligible families in its community. For many families, home ownership is a dream; Flint River Habitat for Humanity seeks to make this dream a reality by providing families with a more affordable way to own a home.

Even with COVID restrictions resulting in fewer donations and volunteers, supply chain disruptions, and growing inflation in the housing market throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Flint River Habitat has placed three families well in safe and affordable homes since 2020. Last week, a fourth new home owner received the keys to her new home.

Flint River Habitat for Humanity has been working on a new Habitat home in Lee County since May 2021 and recently closed and dedicated the structure. In partnership with Moore, Clarke, DuVall and Rodgers PC, the new owner of Flint River Habitat has signed and closed her home. After closing, her home was dedicated by Flint River Habitat board members and blessed by Pastor Gernard Jones of Frequent Traveler’s Rest Ministries.

“It was a great experience,” said the new owner. “What I liked most about my experience [with Flint River Habitat’s homeownership program] are financial literacy courses. These courses have helped me prepare well for what awaits me in becoming an owner.”

Flint River Habitat’s homeownership program is not a handout, but rather a helping hand, requiring hours of (volunteer) labor from homeowners to build their homes. The homeownership program also requires attendance at the owner education and financial management workshops. Addressing the need for homeownership encompasses the need for stability, by giving families a place of their own, the need for security, by building in safe neighborhoods, and affordability, by offering a zero interest mortgage.

In addition to offering the 0% mortgage, Flint River Habitat makes home ownership affordable by donating land and taking proceeds from donors and fundraisers, like Hammer Jam, to purchase construction materials. construction. However, since the Hammer Jam fundraiser was canceled for two years due to COVID, their main source of funding is the Flint River Habitat ReStore. The ReStore is a resale store that sells new and used items consisting of furniture, household items, building materials and more. These items are donated and then sold in the ReStore, with 100% of the net profits going towards building and renovating homes.

“We really appreciate the support of the community by donating and shopping at our ReStore,” said Scooter Courtney, executive director of Flint River Habitat for Humanity. “The majority of the new home in Lee County was built with ReStore funds, and we couldn’t do it without the help of the community.”

Flint River Habitat is building two additional Habitat homes this year.

Flint River Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Visit www.flintriverhabitat.org, call (229) 446-8199, or email Teresa at tstanfield@flintriverhabitat.org for more information about the Flint River Habitat homeownership program.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö changes name to Ahlstrom https://hcingenieria.com/ahlstrom-munksjo-changes-name-to-ahlstrom/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:42:09 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/ahlstrom-munksjo-changes-name-to-ahlstrom/ Following the ownership reorganization of its Decor business, which is expected to be completed by the end of Q3 2022, Ahlstrom-Munksjö plans to change its trading name to Ahlstrom. Ahlstrom-Munksjö is uniquely positioned to capture additional value in growing markets for specialty fiber materials and make a greater contribution to society through its strong market […]]]>

Following the ownership reorganization of its Decor business, which is expected to be completed by the end of Q3 2022, Ahlstrom-Munksjö plans to change its trading name to Ahlstrom.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is uniquely positioned to capture additional value in growing markets for specialty fiber materials and make a greater contribution to society through its strong market position. Megatrends such as higher air and water quality requirements, restrictions on the use of harmful chemicals, increased health awareness as well as the substitution of plastic for paper and trade electronics in packaging will create growth opportunities.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is committed to the 1.5°C Science Based Target initiative by 2030 and to net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

From July 1, 2022, the Group will serve five growing and distinctive end markets, also forming the basis of five divisions, enabling significant organic and inorganic growth. The five end markets and corresponding divisions are:

Filtration – Critical air and liquid filtration applications. Market growth is driven by higher purity and emission standards in automotive and industrial processes. Daniele Borlatto, with a background in filtration and performance solutions, will continue as Senior Vice President of the Filtration Division.

Food and consumer packaging – Solutions to improve food safety, product preservation and bacteria prevention, helping to extend the life of products and protect human health. Market growth is driven by a shift towards home delivery and e-commerce, and the sustainable substitution of plastic with paper. Mark Ushpol, with experience in the paper and packaging industry, will continue as executive vice president of the Food & Consumer Packaging division.

Health care – Technologies serving essential societal uses in medical, laboratory and life science environments, including diagnostics, bioprocessing and medical performance barriers. Market growth is supported by increased health awareness, home testing, and development and use of advanced bioprocesses. Markus Westerkamp will serve as interim executive vice president of the Healthcare division until a new appointment is made.

Construction materials – Applications of highly technical construction materials for each side of the building. Market growth is driven by urbanization and rising demand for sustainable building materials. Daniele Borlatto will serve as interim executive vice president of the Building Materials Division until a new appointment is made.

Technical material – Highly technical applications including protective materials such as insulation, precision coating, tape and others. Market growth is driven by increasing performance characteristics in demanding technical applications, emission reductions and substitution of plastics over paper. Sophie Haan, with a background in process and specialty industries, will lead the engineered materials division as executive vice president beginning in September 2022, when current vice president Dan Adrianzon retires.

Additionally, a new COO function is created to support the decentralized operating model and drive plant performance improvement. Markus Westerkamp, ​​with a background as Executive Vice President of Advanced Solutions at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2022. The new Executive Vice President appointments for Healthcare divisions and Construction materials will be communicated later.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a world leader in combining fibers into durable and technical advanced specialty materials.

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Scientists are developing ‘green’ alternatives to cement https://hcingenieria.com/scientists-are-developing-green-alternatives-to-cement/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:04:49 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/scientists-are-developing-green-alternatives-to-cement/ Concrete is the second most used material in the world. We need it to support decks, buildings, patios, stairs, counters, etc., and its use has increased and tripled over the past forty years. The essential building material includes water, coarse aggregates, such as sand and gravel, and a binding agent – ​​where cement, a particularly […]]]>

Concrete is the second most used material in the world. We need it to support decks, buildings, patios, stairs, counters, etc., and its use has increased and tripled over the past forty years.

The essential building material includes water, coarse aggregates, such as sand and gravel, and a binding agent – ​​where cement, a particularly carbon-heavy product, comes into play.

According to the International Energy Agency, the cement sector is the third largest consumer of industrial energy in the world, consuming 7% of industrial energy consumption. It is also the second largest industrial emitter of carbon dioxide, responsible for 7% of global emissions. Most emissions occur when raw materials, typically clay and limestone, are heated to over 2500 degrees Fahrenheit to become the super strong binder. Approximately 600 kilograms of carbon dioxide are released per tonne of cement produced.

But sustainable, “green” cement is becoming increasingly popular, especially given the environmental footprint of traditional cement. A recent example came out of the University of Tokyo last year, when researchers Kota Machida and Yuya Sakai made cement from food scraps. Food waste has been used as a filler in alternatives to cement before, but Machida and Sakai have developed the world’s first process for cement made entirely from food waste.

The duo spent months mixing food scraps with plastic to make the materials stick together. Finally, they found the right combination of temperature and pressure to make cement from food waste alone without additives. Using a “hot pressing” strategy typically used to make building materials from wood powder, they mixed the food waste powder with water and pressed it into a mold heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The researchers say that the tensile or flexural strength of cement is more than three times that of ordinary concrete.

[Related: Tech to capture and reuse carbon is on the rise. But can it help the world reach its climate goals?]

“The hardest part was that each type of food waste requires different temperatures and pressure levels,” Sakai said in a press release. They used tea leaves, orange and onion peels, coffee grounds, Chinese cabbage and even leftover lunch boxes.

“Our ultimate hope is that this cement will replace plastic and cement products, which have worse environmental impacts,” Machida said in an interview with the AP earlier this month.

Engineers and researchers have been developing innovations for years to reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete. In 2021, scientists at the University of Tokyo created a process for making concrete that reuses old concrete products (which can often be thrown away), heats the materials to lower temperatures, and captures carbon dioxide from the ‘atmosphere.

In 2019, researchers from the Taipei National University of Technology in Taiwan and the Department of Water Resources in India found that natural wastes from agriculture and aquaculture can partly replace coarse materials and binders. green concrete. There are many other alternatives, and while these innovations are early in development, they bring building materials closer to carbon reduction goals.

But when it comes to scaling up food waste cement for use in buildings, Sohan Mone, a structural design engineer at multinational infrastructure company Ferrovial, says it could be difficult to convince companies to make the exchange.

“To completely change the way we use cement would require a lot of fundamental changes in our industry,” Mone says. “All the infrastructure is adapted to how cement works today, from how we install it to how we transport it, everything.”

That’s not to say it couldn’t be done or isn’t worth it, Mone adds. But one type of technology will not solve all the problems of the building industry.

One of Mone’s concerns is that cement workers and construction companies need to make sure everything is up to performance and safety standards. Most major infrastructure projects use concrete, which uses rebar – steel – to reinforce the cement. Cement alone, without additional structural support, acts like porcelain. Ceramic objects like sinks and toilets can withstand compression loads, but ceramic is not as strong as concrete.

“The second you apply a shearing force, like any tension or bending, [cement used on its own] breaks,” Mone says. “It’s not good for taking blood pressure.”

So using food grade cement or cement alternatives in concrete for more complex and demanding construction purposes would require significant safety and durability testing, Mone says. And the organizations that regulate the industry and the entrepreneurs themselves should be convinced of its viability.

“We’re heavily regulated, and rightly so, and we’re not very free as to what materials we can use,” Mone said. “The life cycle of these structures can last hundreds of years, and it’s an open question as to how some of these things work when exposed to the environment over time. There is always this fear of not knowing how something new will react. And the concrete itself needs a lot of maintenance.

[Related: Pollution kills 1 in 6 people worldwide.]

Green materials can also be expensive, which Mone says adds to the difficulty of convincing companies to use them. In large construction projects, it is more common to see developers choose the most economical plan. But switching to green cement could be worth it, especially when concrete use increases as developing countries ramp up construction projects and other countries update aging infrastructure.

Global cement production could increase by 23% by 2050, the Mission Possible partnership said in its concrete climate action plan. Just as cement and concrete shape our built environment, their impacts also shape our climate future.

The cement industry will have to reduce its annual emissions by at least 16% by 2030 to meet the standards of the Paris Agreement on climate change. And because cement and concrete will be crucial for future development, the researchers say making the material inputs of cement will be one of the fastest ways to reduce emissions and environmental impact.

“Given the urgency of the challenge and the time it has historically taken for technology systems to evolve, considerable effort will be required to get the next generation of low-carbon cements out of the lab and onto the market. Not all will succeed, but those that do could have significant decarbonization potential,” wrote Chatham House, a policy institute, in its 2018 report Making Concrete Change: Innovation in Low-carbon Cement and Concrete.

The growth of cities and the repair of infrastructure are certainly not slowing down anytime soon. But, with new developments in greener building materials, the carbon impact of revitalizing the built environment doesn’t have to be so heavy.

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Edmonds Council will hold a public hearing on June 14 on interim design standards https://hcingenieria.com/edmonds-council-will-hold-a-public-hearing-on-june-14-on-interim-design-standards/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:03:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/edmonds-council-will-hold-a-public-hearing-on-june-14-on-interim-design-standards/ In addition to meeting in committees on Tuesday, June 14, the Edmonds Municipal Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. for an item on the agenda: Holding a public hearing to collect citizens’ comments on the standards design temporary multi-family buildings of the city area BD2. The interim design standards – approved by […]]]>

In addition to meeting in committees on Tuesday, June 14, the Edmonds Municipal Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. for an item on the agenda: Holding a public hearing to collect citizens’ comments on the standards design temporary multi-family buildings of the city area BD2.

The interim design standards – approved by council at a special meeting on April 21 – are intended to address council concerns over a proposed 24-unit building for the 600 block of Main Street, located in the BD2 area. According to city code, a public hearing must be held within 60 days of the adoption of the standards. The board must adopt the final standards within six months of adopting the interim standards. According to the council agenda, the standard process for updating the codes would require the Edmonds Planning Council to review the final proposed standards and make a recommendation to council.

The goal of the draft standards is to ensure that multi-family dwellings are compatible with the downtown core, with an emphasis on three requirements: building materials, private amenity space, and amenity space or a pedestrian area on the street side.

Specifically:

– Building facades should be clad with preferred building materials, including natural stone, wood, architectural metal, brick and glass. Concrete, laminates, veneers, fiber cement products and others may be permitted by the Director of Development Services or the city’s Architectural Design Board if they duplicate the appearance of the preferred materials.

– An outdoor area equivalent to at least 10% of the project‘s gross lot area must be provided as private amenity space for residents of the development. This standard can be met by a combination of balconies (cantilevered, recessed or semi-recessed), terraces, patios or courtyards for individual dwellings or the site as a whole. Based on council concerns Tuesday night about security and privacy, roof terraces have been removed as an option for private amenity space.

– An outdoor area equivalent to at least 5% of the project’s gross land area must be provided as street-side or pedestrian amenity space.

– A certain modulation of the roof is necessary, with a preference for drops which follow the slope when such a slope exists.

Here are the items on the agenda of the three board committees meeting on April 14:

Public Safety, Personnel and Planning Committee, 4:30 p.m.

– Order to add human services to the PSPP committee
– Order amending ECC 5.27.210 regarding fines for fireworks
– Opioid Settlement Participation Form
– Missing interim grant application
– Employment contract – executive assistant to the municipal council

Finance Committee, 5:30 p.m.
– Monthly Financial Report April 2022
– State Auditor Office (SAO) 2022 audit output follow-up

Parks and Public Works Committee, 7:30 p.m.
– 2022 Expenditure Request for the City of Lynnwood/Meadowdale Park interlocal agreement.
– Introduced additional agreements with KPG Psomas for design services and construction management for the city-wide crosswalk improvement project.
– Presentation of the supplementary agreement with KPG Psomas for the improvement project of the intersection of 76th Avenue and 220th Avenue.
– Presentation of the right of entry and maintenance agreement between the City of Edmonds and the owner at 21000 Autoroute 99.
– Project update for the 76th Avenue West @ 220th Strees Southwest intersection improvement project.
– Presentation of the local agency’s consultant agreement with Transpo for the SR-104 adaptive system from 236th Street SW to 226th Street SW.
– Introducing a professional service contract for design services for Yost and Seaview tank repairs and upgrades.
– Select Homes 7918 203rd St. SW 10ft Right-of-Way Dedication
– Submission to update Edmonds City Code Chapter 3.36 to include impact fee waivers for early learning facilities
– CIP-CFP Public Works magazine.

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Leaders dug deep to celebrate the arrival of a new youth center in Cambridge https://hcingenieria.com/leaders-dug-deep-to-celebrate-the-arrival-of-a-new-youth-center-in-cambridge/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:45:15 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/leaders-dug-deep-to-celebrate-the-arrival-of-a-new-youth-center-in-cambridge/ CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Once known as Mace’s Lane High School during times of segregation, the building next to Mace’s Lane Middle School was once an all-African-American high school. The property is now derelict, but Friday afternoon elected officials celebrated a way forward for the space, as a new community center takes over. “We are honoring […]]]>

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Once known as Mace’s Lane High School during times of segregation, the building next to Mace’s Lane Middle School was once an all-African-American high school. The property is now derelict, but Friday afternoon elected officials celebrated a way forward for the space, as a new community center takes over.

“We are honoring the commitment I made 8 years ago when I first ran for governor,” Governor Larry Hogan said. “I said that if elected, the war on rural Maryland would be over and communities like Cambridge, which had long been ignored and neglected, would no longer be forgotten.”

Elected officials and community leaders gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mace’s Lane Community Centre. The building will house a boys and girls club, gymnasium, incubation space and meeting rooms. In addition, there will be a museum depicting the history of Maces Lane High School and the education of the African-American community.

“Well, you have over 500 children who are going to pass this building every day,” said the Reverend Keith Cornish, president of the new center. “So on their way after school, the idea that they can have a place to go that’s going to be safe and also enhances what they’ve learned in school, it’s just a win-win situation. “

We are told that having a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club on this project will set students up for success.

“The data is there, that’s clear; I mean the boys and girls clubs when they come into the community, the number of people who graduate from high school, the number of students who even continue to stay with the boys and girls club, the number of young people who stay out incarceration,” says Reverend Cornish.

“You know, we provide caring mentors, unique experiences, and life-changing programs, and we combine those things with the idea that when a kid walks into a club, they know they’re loved; it changes their lives,” said Jeff Breslin, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Baltimore.

Although there is still a long way to go for the project, the leaders are proud of the teamwork that has gone into it and what has been achieved.

“That’s one of my favorite parts of being a governor is being able to find out where there’s a need and finding the hard working people to try to make that happen” , Governor Hogan said.

One of the next steps is to secure financing for construction materials. We are told that the development of the project was supposed to last a year, but it could take longer.

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UW tests charred bricks and other coal-derived building materials https://hcingenieria.com/uw-tests-charred-bricks-and-other-coal-derived-building-materials/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:49:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/uw-tests-charred-bricks-and-other-coal-derived-building-materials/ A University of Wyoming group hopes to show that building materials made from Wyoming coal are just as good, if not better, than traditional brick and mortar. Just east of UW’s High Bay Research Facility are two nearly identical brick hangars. One of these demonstration houses was made from bricks derived from Wyoming coal using […]]]>

A University of Wyoming group hopes to show that building materials made from Wyoming coal are just as good, if not better, than traditional brick and mortar.

Just east of UW’s High Bay Research Facility are two nearly identical brick hangars. One of these demonstration houses was made from bricks derived from Wyoming coal using environmentally friendly processes. The other house is a witness, using traditional bricks and materials.

Over the next year, researchers from the university Carbon Capture and Conversion Center will see how the coal-derived house withstands various environmental conditions.

As the demand for coal as an energy source declines, the center seeks to find new, more environmentally friendly uses for Wyoming’s number one resource.

“Instead of destroying coal, which is what we do when we make energy and fuel-like products, in this case we are deliberately breaking it down using a proprietary process developed here at the university,” said Richard Horner, director of the Center. .

Horner said the charred bricks are almost entirely carbon, which gives them mechanical strength and other unique properties. Charred bricks are lighter than traditional bricks and more porous, so they could result in energy savings in transportation and cooling and heating the house.

“If we have airspace, that’s the best form of insulation in a building,” Horner said. “When we have porosity, we also benefit from what are called osmotic forces, which means that in cold weather, rain or cold tends to penetrate the pores and protect the interior of the house. and to keep the heat in. And in the summer we get the opposite effect. The pores become more open and we get more air conditioning through the brick itself, just by using the properties of the porosity .

Kim Lau is the graduate student behind the demonstration. She said after a year of performance testing, they would add a wider variety of coal-based materials, such as insulation, to the charred brick house. Then they can test a wider variety of building materials that may one day hit the market.

Coal mining releases methane into the atmosphere, one of the most potent greenhouse gases contributing to climate change. The manufacture of charred bricks, other building materials and other products derived from Wyoming coal does not change this.

But burning coal for energy releases carbon dioxide and a host of greenhouse gases – and new uses developed by the Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion reduce that.

Many of the center’s projects also have other green elements. Charred bricks, for example, are hardened in sunlight, avoiding the release of CO2 that would occur when firing a kiln to make traditional bricks.

Charred bricks are also recyclable. They can be pulverized and reformed into new bricks.

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Watchdog cancels 96 builder licenses due to financial failures https://hcingenieria.com/watchdog-cancels-96-builder-licenses-due-to-financial-failures/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 05:00:47 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/watchdog-cancels-96-builder-licenses-due-to-financial-failures/ Queensland’s building industry watchdog has canceled 96 building permits for failing to file mandatory annual financial reports. This follows the regulator’s controversial license suspension of 2,600 contractors in December, another 400 in January and another 1,000 in March. QBCC Commissioner Anissa Levy said the decision was made to reassure owners and industry participants that builders […]]]>

Queensland’s building industry watchdog has canceled 96 building permits for failing to file mandatory annual financial reports.

This follows the regulator’s controversial license suspension of 2,600 contractors in December, another 400 in January and another 1,000 in March.

QBCC Commissioner Anissa Levy said the decision was made to reassure owners and industry participants that builders were working with financially viable licensees.

The CCSQ canceled the licenses after issuing several reminders over an extended period to encourage licensees to comply with their financial reporting requirements.

CCSQ licensees have been required to comply with annual financial reporting requirements since January 2019.

Levy said that while the number was high, nearly 99% of the 10,700 licensees had filed the required annual financial information by May 2022.

“Licensees in these categories have maximum allowable annual revenues ranging from $800,000 to $3 million in category one to over $240 million in category seven,” Levy said.

“Of the canceled licenses, two belonged to categories five to seven and one to category four.”

In Queensland, individuals – sole traders, partners, trustees – and companies must hold a QBCC license to carry out or contract construction work over $3,300.

Individuals and businesses must be licensed for work of any value involving drainage, plumbing, gas installation, termite management, residential building inspection, building design and services mechanical.

▲ More than half of the companies whose licenses were canceled were based in Brisbane, a quarter on the Gold Coast and a small part on the Sunshine Coast.

Many small businesses caught up in the CCQA crackdown are acting as contractors, the parties most at risk of not being paid or receiving late payments because they are at the bottom of the contractual chain.

“It’s fair and just that people get their due for their work and materials, and our reporting requirements help ensure that happens,” Levy said.

As construction costs rise at the fastest rate in more than a decade and the materials supply crisis shows no sign of easing, more contractors and contractors are likely to run into the wall.

Gold Coast builder Pivotal Homes was the latest in a series of builders forced into liquidation, following big business Condev – with debts of $33m, and Probuild – which had $5bn of projects in its pipeline. books and $311.6 million of trade-related liabilities earlier this year.

Pivotal Homes was a category three builder, licensed for low-rise work up to $30 million.

Its collapse left many potential homeowners in limbo with more than 100 homes still under construction by Pivotal and nearly 200 more awaiting council approval.

Australia’s biggest homebuilder, Metricon Homes, has repeatedly denied it is facing a meltdown amid rumors of cash flow problems and the sudden death of the company’s founder and chief executive, Marion Biasin.

Queensland home buyers are currently covered by the Home Warranty Scheme, administered by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

It provides $200,000 for non-completion of homes if a contract is terminated or a builder goes bankrupt.

The Queensland Master Builders Association also recently created a new construction contract to take account of rapidly rising building costs and building materials which has forced some builders into receivership.

Supply chain delays, which began during the pandemic, and massive increases in lumber and steel prices, exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine, are driving up costs by 20-30%.

Industry bodies said prices for wood rose 50-100% in 2021, steel 30-60% and concrete 20-40%.

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Potential impact of medical marijuana on hemp growers https://hcingenieria.com/potential-impact-of-medical-marijuana-on-hemp-growers/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 12:49:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/potential-impact-of-medical-marijuana-on-hemp-growers/ RALEIGH, North Carolina — After clearing its first hurdle and passing the state Senate on Thursday, the Compassionate Care Act is heading back to the House, where it will begin its committee review. If passed, the bill would legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina. What do you want to know Senate Bill 711 – better […]]]>

RALEIGH, North Carolina — After clearing its first hurdle and passing the state Senate on Thursday, the Compassionate Care Act is heading back to the House, where it will begin its committee review. If passed, the bill would legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina.


What do you want to know

  • Senate Bill 711 – better known as the Compassionate Care Act was passed by the Senate in a 35-10 vote
  • North Carolina is one of 13 states where marijuana is both medically and recreationally illegal.
  • Hemp growers fear that this bill does not leave room for small operations

While this bill would benefit the cannabis industry as a whole, many small hemp farms say they wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the new laws and the apparent victory isn’t as helpful. it seems.

“While we try to remain optimistic and while any medical marijuana legislation is a step forward for us as a cannabis grower, the bill is extremely restrictive,” said Grace Holtcamp, co-owner and lead producer of Merry Hill Hemp. said. “Any starting point is a starting point, but I think there are social justice issues and concerns about small farms being left behind that are tied to this as well.”

Grace Holtcamp and one of her hemp plants at Merry Hill Hemp Farm

Merry Hill Hemp was the nation’s first U-pick hemp, using this as an opportunity to connect with the community and educate them on the many benefits of the hemp plant. But regardless of how the Compassionate Care Act falls, Holtcamp doesn’t expect anything to change in his areas.

“Hemp, unlike marijuana, is grown for grains, textiles, and even building materials,” Holtcamp said.

“Physiologically the plants are almost identical, the distinction between the two is a legal distinction. From an agronomic point of view, growing the plants would be very similar.

She said many growers are frustrated that after years of hard work, they may be denied the opportunity to obtain a medical marijuana license simply because of high application fees.

“I think there are a lot of frustrated growers who think we put years and years in North Carolina when it was new, when hemp was brand new, when it was tough…and then the bills being discussed give us no leg up, no entry,” Holtcamp said.

Merry Hill Hemp Hemp Flowers

Merry Hill has been a family farm for over a century, rich in North Carolina textile and tobacco history. They planted their first hemp crop in 2017, and Holtcamp quickly found herself becoming a self-proclaimed “hemp nerd.”

“It brings together all types of people, all ages, all races, all backgrounds,” Holtcamp said. “That’s really when we saw the public and community response to this, we saw that this was really something and we should keep going.”

She shared that their goal is not to expand or become a medical marijuana grow operation, but this bill leaves a lot to be desired from a hemp grower’s perspective. Hemp store owners share some of the same concerns.

“I’m not optimistic about this bill, but I’m optimistic about the industry because we know the majority of people in North Carolina want this to happen,” Holtcamp said.

Lawmakers have until the end of June, when this year’s General Assembly session is expected to end, to vote on the bill.

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