Key highlights on regulations, policies, and program funding for the transportation professional

Build America, Buy America

Posted: 4/18/2023

WEBINAR: May 31, 2023, 9:00AM - 11:00AM PT [CLOSED]

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) California Division will be sharing recent changes to Buy America requirements resulting from the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) and Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act.

BABA basically requires that Buy America preferences on construction materials—like non-ferrous metals, plastic/polymer-based products, glass, lumber, and drywall—be permanently incorporated into all federal aid projects authorized as of November 10, 2022.

Our expert panel of presenters include:

  • Lizmarie Gavillan, Construction Program Manager
    FHWA California Division

  • Girmay Beyene, Construction Oversight Program Manager
    Caltrans Division of Local Assistance

  • Ken Darby, Office of Contract Administration
    Caltrans Division of Construction

  • Maged Armanuse, Sr Bridge Engineer

Attendance is free to all but registration is required. For more information, please contact

This Event is Closed

Build America, Buy America

The Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act requires that all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in infrastructure projects be produced in the United States.

BABA builds upon previous Made in America policies to help bolster America's industrial base, protect our national security, and support high-paying jobs.

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California LTAP Center

Phone: (562) 985-2872