Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2017

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98 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 7 2 4 Representatives of the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA) went to Capitol Hill on February 5, 2017 to brief the 115th Congress on the state of the concrete and cement industry, and to express their infrastructure priorities. Representatives from all 11 NACA-affiliated associations were on hand: American Concrete Pavement Association American Concrete Pipe Association American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association American Concrete Pumping Association Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute National Concrete Masonry Association National Precast Concrete Association National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Portland Cement Association Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Tilt-Up Concrete Association NACA senior officials expressed the following concerns: • Infrastructure investment must be done wisely and factor reforms to programs that will extend federal dollars and focus on long-term, nationally significant mega projects; and, address the need for long-lasting and resilient structures and systems. • Congress must enact a robust and sustainable funding mechanism that addresses Highway Trust Fund shortfalls with durable solutions that stabilize and increase critical surface transportation investments. • An efficient, well-functioning transportation network is essential to maintaining U.S. economic competitiveness; new funding and financing for long-term investment are critical to economic growth, personal mobility and public safety. North American Concrete Alliance Goes to Capitol Hill (From left): You probably didn't know there was a 'Congressional cement caucus.' It's co-chaired by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.-15) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.-7).

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