Build America, Buy America fine print contrasts cast-in-place, precast concrete

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has formally delineated Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements as they relate to concrete materials for Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)-funded building or nonbuilding construction projects. Final BABA sourcing requirement guidance issued last month indicates procurement interpretations relating to cast-in-place and precast concrete. It puts to rest questions surrounding IIJA…

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Asphalt group: Underride guard rule unworkable in current dump trucks

Sources: National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Lanham, Md.; CP staff

While the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association cites cost and weight concerns surrounding prospective changes NHTSA outlines in “Rear Impact Protection, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment, Single Unit Trucks,” NAPA sees new underride guard specifications fundamentally altering members’ truck and paving machine fleets.

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