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February 27, 2019

PCA Launches New Podcast Series: Hard Facts

Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2019 — The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s Cement Manufacturers, has launched a new podcast series. Hard Facts is a podcast examining the best way to pay for the nation’s transportation infrastructure and explores money-saving tools available to planners and builders through interviews with members of Congress, the Administration and industry.

The premiere episode features PCA President & CEO Michael Ireland explaining the Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) approach to planning infrastructure projects and makes the case why this tool will stretch federal investment dollars.

“It’s taking a look at a way to make sure the money you’re spending is spent wisely. That’s why we encourage using Life Cycle Cost Analysis, “Ireland said in Episode 1. “We’re not telling you what product essentially is going to be picked or endorsing one particular product over another, the actual engineering tool does that. There’s going to be places where one product is better than another product, and perhaps both products are used on different parts of the system. It’s fair, it’s engineering, and it’s science.”

To listen to the full podcast, visit and follow PCA on Twitter @PCADaily, Facebook @PCACement, and LinkedIn Portland Cement Association for future episode releases and updates.

For more information contact Mike Zande

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, represents 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.

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