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HUD Secretary Carson on board with P3 projects, 3D-printed concrete

The day before visiting the proof of 3D concrete printing concept house in Austin, Texas, (note page 20) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson addressed Trump Administration measures responding to increased building demand in cities across the country at the Public-Private Partnership Conference in Dallas:

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Construction demand skews labor statistics, overall market

Construction was a bright spot in the 2018 national labor market, despite financial turmoil, recessionary expectations, and a fourth quarter government shutdown, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) analysis by the Construction Services Group of New York-based accountancy Marcum LLP.

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Transportation experts favorably frame future of concrete pavement

The American Concrete Pavement Association’s new 16-page treatise, “VISION2040: The Future of Concrete Pavement Imagined,” provides a glimpse of transportation policy, planning and project execution over the next 20 years. Authors describe anticipated agency or project owner needs; forecast how rigid pavements will serve various functions; explain how the association and allies will shape the future; and, indicate the great potential for infrastructure safety, performance and value if stakeholders invest and collaborate effectively along the way.

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Survey measures deepening embrace of P3 project delivery

Kansas City-based counsel Husch Blackwell found an expanding universe of building and non-building types, coupled with signs of greater public acceptance of creative project financing and delivery methods, in its fifth annual survey of Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo participants.

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NPCA hails a first for underground precast structures in new FAA spec

Underground infrastructure projects at airports will be easier for precast concrete producers to bid after release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Approved Advisory Circular Specifications for 2019. The 717-page document specifies precast concrete for all underground drainage structures for the first time, and stems from three years of FAA and National Precast Concrete Association collaboration.

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