Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
A group of construction materials trade associations—comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, National Asphalt Pavement Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and PCA—united in support of the president’s call for more infrastructure investment. Before a joint session of Congress last week, President Obama called for a renewed commitment to job creation and economic growth, in part through increased infrastructure spending for road and bridge construction/reconstruction.
Sources: American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF), Washington, D.C.; CP staff
The cloud of proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations governing handling and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR), including construction-grade fly ash, compelled an ARTBA-TDF report to forecast potential economic impacts on the subtraction of ASTM C 618 product from the transportation infrastructure supply chain.
Source: American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation
ARTBA Senior Economist Alison Premo Black examines in “The Economic Impacts of Prohibiting Coal Fly Ash Use in Transportation Infrastructure Construction” (companion item) how states would have to forego potential additional benefits and savings derived from using the supplementary binding agent in new, high performance concrete pavements.
Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
ACI will honor Pennsylvania State University Professor of Civil Engineering Andy Scanlon for his long-term contributions to the concrete industry at the organization’s fall convention in Cincinnati.