The cement industry is poised to thrive in the near future as "demand for cement will accelerate for the years ahead," said Cary Cohrs, chairman of the board of directors of the Portland Cement Association. At the 2013 IEEE/PCA 55th Cement Industry Technical Conference in Orlando, Fla., Cohrs also discussed rising cement use due to increasing oil prices and the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub's role in environmental awareness.

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