Bridge and highway construction is vital to the growth of commerce and improvement in our quality of life. DOTs and public works departments are meeting this challenge by adopting new approaches to the design and construction of these structures. Accelerated Bridge Construction, High Performance Concrete mix designs, and new concrete pavements designs are creating structures with service lives designed to reach 100 years. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) forecasts modest growth in highway, street and related work, from $51.8 billion in 2014 to $52.4 billion in 2015. The greatest challenge is funding. But owners are turning to non-traditional sources to make up the gap. Public Private Partnerships (P3s) are gaining acceptance. Four states awarding their first P3 projects (Colo., N.C., Ohio, and Pa.) in 2014. And ARTBA forecasts contractors will have an additional $30-$40 billion in business opportunities from private highway and bridge work that is completed as part of housing developments and larger commercial structures, separate from parking lots and driveways.
We are positioned to be your strategic partner on all these type of projects. Our material engineers can help in the design of structures with outstanding service lives. Our production facilities can provide materials that meet practically every type of specification. And we can deliver product on time and in specification to meet a contractor’s tight timetable.