wall assessment

"The Wall" Impact on Cement Consumption, February 2017

The following is a Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence initial analysis of potential impacts to cement consumption associated with building a wall along the border of Mexico being considered by the Trump Administration.

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interest rates

Stronger Sentiment, Higher Interest Rates, January 2017

The election of a president always represents at least the potential that policies and procedures established during the previous administration may change -- to a greater or lesser degree.  

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state highway

State Highway Paving, January 2017

Concrete’s market share in paving activity, as reflected in state DOT data (Oman), has remained relatively flat since the end of the Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA). 

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Asphalt Technology Assessment, May 2016

The asphalt industry has put forth two products aimed at alleviating the high material costs of traditional hot-mix asphalt (HMA): warm-mix asphalt (WMA) and rubberized asphalt.  

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Paving Report 2016

Released May 2016.  What affects concrete pavement’s competitiveness amidst today’s new economic realities?  This updated analysis includes the latest Oman data measuring DOT paving activity, etc.

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oil price adjustments

Oil Price Adjustments, February 2016

A combination of global supply and demand issues have forced oil prices to decline dramatically. West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices are currently near $30 per barrel.  

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highway congestion

Highway Congestion, "FAST" and Demographics,  January 2016

The demographic trends encountered during the past 25 years are expected to more or less continue during the next 25 years.  

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