Setting the Record Straight – A Response to the Sierra Club’s Inaccurate and Misleading Paper on the California Cement Industry

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Executive Summary
A recent paper commissioned by Sierra Club California and authored by Global Efficiency Intelligence paints an inaccurate and intentionally misleading picture of the California cement industry. The paper’s sensational claims that the California cement industry is “failing the climate challenge” and is “substantially dirtier” than cement industries in other nations, including China, are absurd and incompatible with the facts, including many of those presented in the paper itself.

Link to full rebuttal: https://cncement.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CSCME-Response-to-Sierra-Club-Paper-FINAL-02.22.19.pdf

CNCA Announces the Availability of New Pavement Design Tool

CNCA Announces the Availability of New Pavement Design Tool

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Pavement Designer, a free web-based pavement design tool for streets, local roads, parking lots, and intermodal/industrial facilities. Link to https://www.pavementdesigner.org/
“PavementDesigner.org represents a dramatic shift in solutions availability to designers of streets, roads, parking lots, and industrial facilities,” he said, adding, “By bringing multiple programs together in one package and eliminating the cost and time to download software, updates, and patches, we have removed barriers and enabled designers to select the best option for pavement designs.”

“This comprehensive but easy-to-use pavement design tool not only covers full-depth concrete, but also provides design solutions for concrete overlays and composite pavements,” said Wayne Adaska, P.E., the Portland Cement Association’s Director of Pavements. “Further, the tool includes other cement-based materials like roller-compacted concrete, cement-treated base and full-depth reclamation with cement.”

CNCA Welcomes Tyler A. Bodnar, PE, as Geotechnical Solutions Engineer

CNCA Welcomes Tyler A. Bodnar, PE, as Geotechnical Solutions Engineer

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New Expertise to Boost Public Infrastructure, Private Developer Support Capabilities

November 13, 2017, Anaheim Hills CA The California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) today announced the appointment of Tyler A. Bodnar, PE, as Geotechnical Solutions Engineer as part of its Engineered Cement Applications Program. After nine years with the City of Chico, Calif., Bodnar beings substantial technical expertise relevant to the association’s work with public infrastructure and private development organizations.

“We are thrilled to have Tyler Bodnar joining the CNCA Team. He will be another trusted resource that will help owners, designers and contractors become more comfortable and confident with cement based solutions”, said Tom Tietz, executive director of CNCA.

The CNCA Engineered Cement Applications Program provides support for cement-based solutions including: Soil Cement Revetments and Linings, Cement Deep Soil Mixing, Jet Grouting, Lightweight Cellular Concrete, Pavement Recycling with Full Depth Reclamation, Treated Bases & Subgrades, Roller Compacted Concrete, and Solidification-Stabilization.

About CNCA

CNCA is a non-profit trade association committed to developing sustainable and economical construction solutions for California and Nevada with an emphasis on the use of cement and concrete. Association leaders and technical experts provide design assistance, research, and educational opportunities designed to responsibly transform our built environment and improve the lives of the people throughout the region. In addition to geotechnical solutions, CNCA’s regulatory, legislative, marketing, and education efforts also focus on pavement technologies and buildings. For more information about the CNCA please call (714) 694-0800 or go to www.cncement.org

Innovative Approach and Time-Tested Materials Combine for a More Efficient Solution

Innovative Approach and Time-Tested Materials Combine for a More Efficient Solution

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Case Study: Mayhew Levee Profile (PDF)

Excerpt: The Project
The Mayhew Levee is located along American River in Sacramento, and is in place to protect the neighborhood to the south. The Mayhew Levee Raising and Drain project is designed to improve and increase the capacity of the levee and to replace the Mayhew Drain structure at the west end of this reach of levee.

The City of Victorville Finds a Durable Solution in Concrete

The City of Victorville Finds a Durable Solution in Concrete

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Case StudyBear Valley Road Project (PDF)

Excerpt: A Rough History
Bear Valley Road is a heavily traveled road that also borders the City of Hesperia to the south (at the centerline – the south half of the road is in Hesperia), carrying approximately 55,000 vehicles each day, with 30% of them being trucks. Bear Valley Road is a heavily utilized, more direct route for traffic accessing I-15 from SR 18 to the east for areas including Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and Johnson Valley.
For many years an asphalt-paved street, Bear Valley Road was repaved with asphalt in 2004 but began to display rutting and deterioration immediately.

Roseville Chooses Concrete for Safety, Pride and Durability

Roseville Chooses Concrete for Safety, Pride and Durability

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Case Study: Oak Street Roundabout Project Profile (PDF)

Excerpt: Building on A Long History of Success
Oak Street Roundabout is a landmark entry feature into downtown Roseville. Located right outside City Hall, this project is a pivotal part of the City’s goal to revitalize the downtown area. Other improvements include water spray features and fire pits in an attempt to increase civic pride and downtown foot traffic. Leading up to this project, the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Oak Street was experiencing three times the traffic accidents compared to similar intersections. The City decided to implement aggressive safety measures.

The Remarkable Story of 10 Historic Concrete Pavements in California

The Remarkable Story of 10 Historic Concrete Pavements in California

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This is an overview of the more comprehensive paper: CNCA – Historic Pavements – Complete Final Report 2017

Case StudyHistoric Concrete Pavements in California – CS Version (2)

Excerpt: Ten of these historic concrete streets are profiled to tell this magnificent story. In-depth documentation compiled by NCE includes sources such as: historical societies, local agency records, period newspapers, and current visual surveys.

Each profile describes the construction and maintenance aspects, but also touches on the important role the street has played in the community!