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  • Business Groups Press For Long-Term Transportation Bill

    Now that Congress has passed and the President has signed a temporary transportation funding bill, the battle is picking up again to pass a long-term bill that will give states a much clearer idea of how much money they can expect from the federal government. A coalition of businesses, including ...

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  • Precast Concrete Takes Stage at Solar Decathlon

    The entry by Team New Jersey in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 is the first in the history of the competition to use precast concrete panels. Called the ENJOY House, the design uses precast concrete insulated panels to construct the 960-square foot home. All roof, wall, and ...

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  • Senate Gets Bill To Address EPA Rule Changes

    Last Thursday, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (S. 1610). Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) offered the bill, which is a companion to the House version (H.R. 2681) passed by the Energy and ...

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  • Through August, Only Concrete Prices Have Not Increased

    For the second consecutive month, the lumber price index increased, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  From July to August the lumber price index rose 1.1 percent. Asphalt and steel decreased 0.3 percent and one percent, respectively.  Concrete also saw a ...

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  • At Fire Research Lab, PCA Stresses Sustainability, Resilience

    Earlier this month, PCA Codes and Standards staff presented discussions on structural concrete at the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Workshop on Structural Fire Research Needs. 

    The workshop addressed three major aspects of structural fire performance: whole buildings, structural steel frame, and structural concrete ...

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  • Obama Presses For Jobs Bill At Concrete Plant

    President Obama went to a concrete plant yesterday as part of his effort to pressure Congress to pass his new jobs proposal bill. Speaking at the Hilltop Concrete Plant in front of the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio, the President said the bill would “put people back to work ...

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  • RCC Lauded At Illinois Demo and Open House

    More than 140 individuals representing public works agencies from Illinois and Indiana recently attended a demonstration of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) at an open house at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. The event was hosted by PCA, joined by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association, The Indiana ...

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  • Opening Statements Today For Cement Sector Relief Act

    Today is the day the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold opening statements for its markup on H.R. 2681, the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.”  Introduced by Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), along with a bipartisan group of their colleagues, the legislation requires ...

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  • Obama Signs Highway Funding Extension (Again)

    Federal transportation funding is safe for the time being. On Friday, President Obama signed into law yet another extension – the eighth altogether – of Highway Trust Fund programs and funding, include the federal diesel tax and heavy use vehicle tax. The extension extends existing funding levels through March 31, ...

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  • CalPortland To Host Energy Management Summit

    CalPortland will host the 3rd Annual Energy Management Summit for the construction materials industry of the Pacific Northwest.  The free workshop will be held at the Oregon Advanced Technology Center, Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville, Ore., on October 26. Keynote Speaker for the event will be Richard Whitman, natural resources advisor ...

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