As part of its ongoing effort to spread the message of the durability, versatility and resilience of precast concrete products, NPCA partnered with The Washington Times in September on its special section, “Infrastructure 2017: Gearing Up and Going Beyond.” Ty Gable, NPCA president, was featured in the 40-page section, which was a supplement to the Sept. 14 edition of the newspaper. Other contributors included Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Sen. John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
In “Ready to Rebuild,” Gable outlines the many reasons why precast concrete is the perfect building material to shore up U.S. infrastructure systems.
With the nation’s infrastructure continuing to crumble, Gable notes that now is the time to rebuild, and that the nation’s precast manufacturers stand ready to provide the products needed to make it happen.
“When we talk about infrastructure, we’re talking about the underground drainage systems around roadways,” Gable writes. “We’re talking about bridges – from small bridges that span creeks on two-lane rural roads to components for mammoth structures that span waterways that carry thousands of vehicles per day.
“We’re talking about rebuilding the nation’s aging and failing sewer systems. We’re building wastewater treatment systems, stormwater detention systems, septic tanks and grease interceptors of all sizes in locations everywhere that protect the nation’s groundwater.”
The message to the nation’s leaders is clear – we are the infrastructure people, and we’re ready to rebuild with precast concrete.