A meeting hosted on Capitol Hill last week drew attention to the growing importance of resilient construction. “On the Front Lines of Flooding: Local Perspectives on Adaptation and Resilience,” included speakers from Texas, Louisiana and the DC-metropolitan area to discuss this important and timely issue. 

Hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the American Flood Coalition the discussion centered on the local responses to increased flooding and storm surges.

“The meeting draws sharp focus to the inherent benefits concrete pavements and other concrete structures impart to municipalities and other government agencies dealing with flooding and other disasters throughout the United States,” says Leif Wathne, ACPA Executive Vice President. 

ACPA is continuing to study this issue with the aim of developing and delivering useful resources on resilient construction using concrete pavements to members, chapters, and roadbuilding agency customers. 

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