Resiliency Potential in the Wildfire-Prone Single-Family Market: October 2020

Given the recent increase in wildfire devastation, the PCA Market Intelligence Group has updated their study from January 2019 to evaluate the size and potential volume of resilient cement-based strategies in the current single-family home market segment. Read more >
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U.S. Cement Manufacturing Capacity, February 2017

The existing economic fundamentals characterizing the U.S. economy are relatively sound, as are those facing the construction and cement industries. Even without added stimulus to the economy, construction activity and cement consumption are likely to record sustained gains.  The prospect of tax reform and an aggressive infrastructure spending program will add to the near-term economic growth and cement consumption. Read more >

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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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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 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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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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