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.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will advance his Cleaner Trucks Initiative, outlined in November 2018, with a proposed rulemaking to establish new, more stringent oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutant emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel engines powering on-highway trucks.
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.”