Houston, TX, March 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- U.S. Concrete, Inc. (OTCBB: USCR) today announced that its subsidiary, Riverside Materials, LLC d/b/a Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc., was recently honored with the Reader’s Choice GreenSite Award for its contribution to One World Trade Center, New York, New York. Sponsored by The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines, the award recognizes projects that “best exemplify the concrete industry’s contribution to sustainable construction.”
“We would like to thank the concrete construction community for acknowledging this milestone project,” said Wally Johnson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for U.S. Concrete. “U.S. Concrete has made a company-wide commitment to sustainable construction through our EF Technology TM, and One World Trade Center is a great example of how this innovative concrete can be used to meet and exceed environmental, economic and performance requirements.”
U.S. Concrete’s EF Technology TM produces sustainable concrete through the use of alternative materials. For One World Trade Center, EF Technology TM was proportioned using admixture supplier BASF’s Green SenseSM Concrete mixture optimization service, resulting in two high-strength core wall mixes that reduced the environmental footprint of the concrete.
“EF Technology TM allowed us to achieve extremely high sustainability goals for the concrete used at One World Trade Center,” Johnson said. “Being selected for the GreenSite Reader’s Choice award demonstrates the construction industry’s acceptance of U.S. Concrete’s EF Technology TM and efforts to conserve natural resources, reduce pollutants by providing sustainable construction materials.”
In addition to Eastern Concrete Materials, other participants on the One World Trade Center project included: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (owner), Collavino Construction Co. (concrete contractor) and BASF’s Construction Chemicals division (admixture supplier).