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NPCA Newsletter - Cementing Relations with FHWA

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NPCA sent a four-person delegation to Washington D.C. Tuesday to continue cultivating its relationship with the Federal Highway Administration after the recent election. Greg Stratis, chairman of the Board; Ashley Smith, chair-elect; Ty Gable, NPCA president; and Rich Krolewski, director of certification and regulatory services, traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with top-level officials from the FHWA.

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NPCA Blog - Now You Hear It, Now You Don't

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Precast concrete sound-absorptive walls in Virginia help preserve historic areas.

In part one of this post, we looked at the rise in use of precast concrete sound walls to mitigate road noises, and a recent application in Madison, Wis. As manufacturers and departments of transportation have become more sophisticated, so have sound wall designs. This includes the use of sound-absorptive walls that eliminate noise rather than bouncing it to another location. NPCA’s Technical Services Department analyzed the differences in the Summer 2014 and Winter 2011 issues of Precast Solutions.

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