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2017 forecast anchors Dodge Data & Analytics Annual Outlook Conference

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York

The 78th annual Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference is set for October 19-20 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., culminating in Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Robert Murray’s presentation of the 2017 forecast, a leading benchmark.

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Low’s RM joins Clyde Cos. Idaho platform ahead of Sunroc branding

Sources: Clements Concrete, Boise, Id.; CP staff

Clements Concrete, a satellite business of integrated Orem, Utah operator Clyde Companies Inc., is acquiring the assets of single-plant Low’s Ready Mix, which serves concrete, aggregate, grout & fill customers in Boise, Caldwell and Nampa, Idaho.

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Feds enter suit charging defective rebar, quality control lapses in nuclear waste facility

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice; CP staff

The Justice Department has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit, alleging Energy & Process Corp. (E&P) of Tucker, Ga., knowingly failed to perform required quality assurance procedures and supplied defective steel reinforcing bars in connection with a Department of Energy nuclear waste treatment facility contract.

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U.S. stainless steel bar producers invoke antidumping duty terms for Indian peers

Sources: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Through the U.S. Department of Commerce, seven domestic stainless steel bar producers have filed a request for changed circumstances reviews, arguing that Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. should be immediately reinstated back under the existing antidumping duty order on competing product from India. Following respective 2004 and 2011 revocations from the order, they contend, Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire resumed dumping concrete reinforcing and other stainless steel bar products in the U.S.

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Landscape architects embrace resilient design principles

Sources: American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

ASLA’s new online guide [https://www.asla.org/resilient] explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design, including strategies to help control flooding through such green infrastructure as pervious or permeable pavements.

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