Construction interests salute Environmental Policy Act streamlining

Sources: White House Briefing Room; Unlocking American Investment Coalition, Washington, D.C.

The Portland Cement Association and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are among 35 members of Unlocking American Investment, a new U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led coalition supporting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) revisions that will help cut typical infrastructure project permitting phases by more than 50 percent against current metrics.  

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Robotic mason’s tale lands on pages of Simon & Schuster

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Sources: Avid Reader Press, New York; Construction Robotics Inc., Victor, N.Y.; CP staff

Author Jonathan Waldman profiles Construction Robotics’ development of the Semi-Automated Mason (SAM) and Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) machines for laying brick and block in SAM – One Robot, a Dozen Engineers and the Race to Revolutionize the Way We Build. Simon & Schuster imprint Avid Reader presents the 288-page book as “A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers—far from the Silicon Valley limelight—and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks.”

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