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LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

Aug 15, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: LafargeHolcim and Solidia Technologies announced this week that they have launched a new business in the U.S. that will supply customers with reduced CO2 cement to be used in the production of precast concrete. The first customer will be the Wrightstown, New Jersey, plant of EP Henry, a national concrete products supplier that participated in […]

Online retailers are transforming warehouse construction

Aug 08, 2019 (0) comment , ,

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As e-commerce has soared in popularity, U.S. warehouses have evolved to meet the needs of online retailers, transforming from basic storerooms into automated, material-handling nerve centers.  Driven by consumers’ desire for fast and reliable delivery of everything from furniture and clothes to milk and toothpaste, these modern facilities are crucial parts of the supply chain […]

$1 billion 5M project starts construction, transforming South of Market

Jul 24, 2019 (0) comment , ,

After more than a decade of planning, including a three-year legal battle, the $1 billion 5M project broke ground on Thursday. Developer Brookfield Properties and partner Hearst, owner of The Chronicle, will transform four acres of parking lots and vacant buildings at 5th and Mission streets with two new towers, a 200-foot apartment building, two […]

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Jul 24, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag. But you are not an average person: You’re an entrepreneur. That means that even when […]

Hemp used for construction gains popularity in U.S.

Jul 18, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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Builders who use natural materials in the United States have seen interest grow in “hempcrete,” a renewable building material made with hemp that can take the place of traditional drywall, insulation and siding. Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, the construction material — used for 30 years in Europe — has captured the […]

5 Ways to Get More Done as a Small-Business Owner

Jul 11, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Consider these five tips from professionals and experts. Entrepreneurs everywhere face a similar challenge each day: it seems there’s always more to do than time in which to do it. The good news is that since all of us are working on a time-management and productivity equation, there’s plenty of good advice to go around. Only […]

4 Entrepreneurial Breakthrough Lessons From July 4th

Jun 27, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Independence was declared in 1776, but the Revolutionary War didn’t end until November of 1783. That makes it one of the longest wars in US history. For almost nine years, our founders claimed they were a nation before the rest of the world recognized it. They sewed flags and sang songs and laid down lives […]

New dump truck app the latest in Uber-style market trend

Jun 27, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Peer-to-peer marketplace apps are all about getting rid of the often expensive and usually time-consuming intermediary process and connecting users directly to the services they need. This way of doing business has become popular with everything from vacation rentals a la Airbnb to ride sharing via Uber and Lyft. That desire for convenience — and […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Entrepreneurial Mind

Jun 14, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires learning that goes beyond how to just run numbers and manage finances. As someone who has been an entrepreneur for more than two decades, I can tell you that while these elements certainly play a role, actually doing something significant with your particular business’s numbers requires creativity, leadership ability and […]

New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks — just like structures in nature

Jun 14, 2019 (0) comment , ,

What if the inherent weaknesses of a material actually made houses and buildings stronger during wildfires and earthquakes? Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. […]

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