Traffic Congestion Costs Americans Billions of Dollars
- Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:04
- Written by Rock Products News
Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors issued 225 citations and six orders during special impact inspections at 15 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in July.
Many mineral- and aggregate-processing facilities are facing strict regulations on water management and usage, especially in areas of the United States such as California, which has been facing serious drought conditions.
An estimated 607 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of 3 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $629.4 billion, new construction starts in July were essentially unchanged from June’s pace, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. By major sector, nonresidential building showed slight improvement following its lackluster June performance, while residential building maintained the strengthening trend witnessed over the past several months.