Trump infrastructure plan: Spur investment, cut permitting, improve training

Sources: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association, Alexandria, Va.; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

President Donald Trump’s formal infrastructure proposal hinges on four basic principals: stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending through a 10-year, $200-billion federal commitment; shorten project permitting windows; invest in rural transportation, environmental and related public works; and, improve training to attract qualified workers to the trades.

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Boral R&D chief to address supply, logistics challenges at Ash Trade conference

Sources: GMI Global LLC, Las Vegas; CP staff

Boral Resources Vice President of Research & Development Rafic Minkara, Ph.D., P.E., will present “Fly Ash Sustainability In the USA: Regulatory Challenges, Resource Availability and Product Quality” at Slag & AshTrade Americas 2018, February 22-23 in Cancun, Mexico. As an executive with North America’s leading ASTM C618-grade source, he will highlight such material availability measures as logistics investments and legacy resource reclamation, plus technologies to mitigate ash quality issues. Joining him on the seven-speaker program will be LafargeHolcim Business Development Manager of Alternative Raw Materials Andrew Spivak, who will lead the “Vision of Alternative Resources: Fuels and Materials” panel discussion. The conference will take place at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort. Additional details and registration can be obtained here.

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