The National Precast Concrete Association last week sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Rob Whittman (R-Va.) opposing the Scott-Golden Amendment during the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023.
This amendment would establish a construction program to increase the use of mass timber in military construction. However, this is not a pilot program to test new materials. It is a taxpayer-funded program for mass timber to gain a competitive advantage over other construction materials, including products created by NPCA members.
In a joint statement with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), NPCA stated its strong belief that that Congress should not be selectively supporting one product over another as this amendment would do, and that the sustainable building materials program should be allowed to proceed as intended by Congress.
Click here to read the letter.