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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How climate change is hitting highways

June 4, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Resilience — essentially risk management — is an increasingly critical consideration for road builders. Climate change is impacting roads in surprising ways, and contractors and engineers need to be prepared for extreme weather, sea level rise and hotter temperatures, said […]


News

Best practices to protect roadside construction workers

October 12, 2023

Via: ISHN

Roadside work zones pose extreme risk for the laborers who build and maintain our highways, roads, bridges, tunnels and utilities. That’s why highway maintenance jobs are among the most dangerous in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New Law Aims to Boost Low-Carbon Materials in Highways, Reconnect Neighborhoods

August 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act contains highway-related provisions that aim to give a boost to infrastructure projects in disadvantaged communities and for the use of low-carbon construction materials on federal highway projects. The larger of the two provisions provides […]


Construction Processes, Financial

FHWA Releases First Batch of $7.3B in IIJA Resilience Funds

July 29, 2022

Via: ENR

States have received another injection of highway funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act —the first installment of $7.3 billion from a new IIJA program aimed at projects that strengthen highways, bridges, transit and port infrastructure against the threatening […]


Sustainability

Indiana DOT, Purdue University developing wireless EV charging for highways

August 10, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

This project is part of Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE), a National Science Foundation-funded research and development initiative to accelerate sustainable and equitable transportation electrification. Purdue’s Pekarek says being part of this type of consortium is […]