Over the last year, the CCMPA executive has consulted closely with The Athena Group working toward our renewed, industry- wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The new version includes both GU and GUL cement, as well as data supporting carbon sequestration in dry-cast block.
We hope that this email finds you healthy and well, surviving despite the continued chaos surrounding us. The silver lining of this pandemic seems to be that it has been an outstanding couple of years for block production and sales – with a continued strong forecast for 2022.
After over a year and a half in hiding – we’re back! Last week, on September 23rd CCMPA hosted our 2021 AGM at Hockley Valley Resort and thanks to our members it was a huge success! We oversold the event with a full roster for the AGM, Golf and Dinner. Our CCMPA Board and Executive sends a huge thank you to the industry for their ongoing support! We are by the members, for the members.
Resilience has long been a buzz word in construction design and is used in a variety of ways; often without clear definition. For the purposes of this article, the definition will be derived from a paper by Norris, F.P., et al. titled “Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities and Strategy for Disaster Readiness”. Norris notes that “resilience is a process not just a result or outcome and resilience is adaptive (dynamic not static)”.