IEEE: welcome to Texas
The 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference was held between 15-19 May 2016 at the Gaylord Texas Resort Centre in Grapevine, Texas, USA. Supported by a 176-stand exhibition, the event attracted more than 970 delegates from 28 countries and presented a wide range of technical papers as well as featuring panel discussions and tutorials. By ICR Research, UK.
The importance of Texas in the US cement industry was made clear by Conference Chair, Scott Nielson, at the start of the 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference. Cement plants in Texas produce 15Mta of cement, 13 per cent of total US cement output – more than Australia’s total cement production, he noted.
Jeff Austin III, commissioner of the Texas Transportation Commission, delivered the conference’s keynote presentation by highlighting the importance of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in providing the country with funds for critical highway construction in the next three years, and Texan initiatives such as Proposition 7 which will authorise stable funding for transportation in the state.