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Recent Releases from Cement Association of Canada

Proposal to Amend the National Building Code Could Jeopardize Canadians’ Health & Safety

Published Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:39:06 EST Read More

Ottawa, December 12, 2013 - Today in Ottawa, the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) held a press conference to demand that the changes proposed for the next edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) be significantly improved to provide better safety for all Canadians. Over the past two months and until December 23, the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) has been conducting its public review of proposed changes to the 2010 NBCC, the model building cod...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia cement industry reaching milestone

Published Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:28:22 EST Read More

Concrete’s environmental footprint further reduced as CO2-reducing ContempraTM nears 50% of made-in-BC cement consumption Ottawa (ON), September 17, 2013 - A scant two years after its launch in Canada, a new cement type that results in 10% lower CO2 emissions is rapidly becoming the preferred standard for the majority of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia and already contributing to a better quality air shed...... Click here to read this release



2013 Environmental Defence Gala: Address by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:52:34 EST Read More

Media Release Below is the text of a speech delivered by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, at the 2013 Environmental Defence Gala held on March 20, 2013. In his remarks, Mr. McSweeney advocates for a collective approach to address sustainability challenges, speaks to the industry’s commitment and significant investments to reduce its environmental footprint and shares lessons learned thus far on the path to greater sustainability....... Click here to read this release



Life Cycle Assessment is the key to unlocking the economic, social and environmental promise of sustainable infrastructure

Published Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:53:59 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada President and CEO to speak about the importance of Life Cycle Assessment at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) 2013 Sustainable Communities Conference Interview Opportunity Canadian public and private infrastructure is a massive strategic asset, valued at some $4 trillion. It is also central to addressing climate change. As governments at all levels continue to invest in the essential renewal and expansion of...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in London

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:45:21 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in London to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Attention: London News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptions, a reduced environmen...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in British Columbia

Published Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:03:48 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in B.C. week of November 26, 2012 to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Attention: News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptio...... Click here to read this release



2012 Pollution Probe Gala: Address by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2012 04:35:38 EST Read More

Media Release Attached is the text of a speech delivered by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, at the 2012 Pollution Probe Gala Dinner held on November 20, 2012. In his remarks, Mr. McSweeney advocates for governments, industry, environmental groups and broader civil society to work together in pursuit of a shared path toward sustainable development and environmental stewardship. He references several concrete-related initiatives that are assis...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Kingston

Published Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:53:34 EST Read More

Attention: Kingston News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Availability Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Kingston to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptio...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Red Deer

Published Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:42:11 EST Read More

Attention: News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Red Deer to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer, and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptions, a reduced environmental im...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Edmonton

Published Fri, 5 Oct 2012 06:22:46 EST Read More

Attention: News, City Hall and Business Editors Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Edmonton to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptions, a reduced ...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 05:13:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Thunder Bay to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other materials, provides greater energy and fuel savings, lasts decades longer and requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptions, a reduced environmental impact and cost savings for taxpayers. • Lifecycle assessm...... Click here to read this release



Concrete: a crucial component of sustainable communities and infrastructure

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:29:43 EST Read More

Cement Association of Canada to hold educational REDISCOVER CONCRETE seminars in every province (Ottawa, ON September 27, 2012) Concrete has long been a sustainable material for building safe, resilient, and cost-effective communities. Roadways and structures made from concrete reduce energy demands, are long-lasting, require less maintenance, and save taxpayers money. The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is hosting REDISCOVER CONCRETE...... Click here to read this release



How concrete can contribute to savings for taxpayers in Durham

Published Wed, 26 Sep 2012 03:29:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory Cement Association of Canada President and CEO in Oshawa to discuss sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Concrete, when compared with other building and paving materials, lasts decades longer, requires less frequent maintenance and rehabilitation, and provides greater energy and fuel savings. Concrete roadways lead to fewer traffic disruptions, a reduced environmental impact and cost savings for taxpayers. • L...... Click here to read this release



President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada to address Kelowna Municipal Representatives on the contribution of concrete to sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures

Published Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:21:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory Who: Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada (CAC) What: Presentation to Kelowna municipal representatives. Presentation focuses on the contribution of concrete to sustainability and cost containment of municipal infrastructure expenditures Where: City Hall, City of Kelowna, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC When: 9:00 – 10:00 am, September 21, 2012 A former municipal councillor, Mr. McSweeney wi...... Click here to read this release