A Portland Cement Association (PCA) press release, "America’s Cement Manufacturers Ready to Support Public Construction and Infrastructure Revival," notes that "U.S. cement manufacturers have ample production capacity to meet increased demand from infrastructure revitalization efforts being contemplated by the Trump Administration and Congress."
The American Roads and Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) 2017 Bridge Report report ranks Texas as having only 1.7 percent of its 53,488 bridges as structurally deficient; only Nevada had a lower percentage at 1.6%.
The American Concrete Institute has released its 2017 Edition of the ACI Manual of Concrete Practice. This key industry reference contains over 250 codes, specifications, guides and reports on virtually all aspects of concrete design and construction. It not only contains the world's foremost structural concrete building code, ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, but it also contains many documents on concrete paving including:
"Dream Big," a new IMAX film that uses the scale of the giant screen to explore how we use science and technology to build, invent and shape our world, is coming to Texas theaters starting on Engineers' Week, February 17, 2017. The American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section is helping to coordinate showings in Texas.
TxDOT is celebrating 100 years of service in 2017, and has produced a multimedia website to commemorate the TxDOT Centennial, focusing on the people, the technology and the transportation systems that have built the largest state DOT road network in the United States.
The website, "Connecting Texans to What Matters Most" features a video (above compilation of TxDOT's first 100 years), a TxDOT photo gallery, the commemorative publication "Dirt Roads to Diverging Diamonds: A Century of Transportation in Texas," and a downloadable TxDOT timeline, among other features.
The Centennial kicked off at the 12th Annual Texas Transportation Forum (February 5-7, 2017) in Austin where a refurbrished TxDOT World War I surplus truck was on display, and now will travel through the state, (see the "Track the Truck' interactive map) ending at the State Fair in Dallas, in September and October.