The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the launch of a new podcast series. Hard Factsis a podcast examining the best way to pay for the nation’s transportation infrastructure and explores money-saving tools available to planners and builders through interviews with members of Congress, the Trump administration and the industry.

The premiere episode features PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland explaining the Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) approach to planning infrastructure projects. Ireland makes the case why this tool will stretch federal investment dollars.

“It’s taking a look at a way to make sure the money you’re spending is spent wisely. That’s why we encourage using Life Cycle Cost Analysis,” Ireland said in Episode 1. “We’re not telling you what product essentially is going to be picked or endorsing one particular product over another, the actual engineering tool does that. There’s going to be places where one product is better than another product, and perhaps both products are used on different parts of the system. It’s fair, it’s engineering, and it’s science.”

To listen to the full podcast, click here.

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