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Construction Processes, Financial

Uncertainty Reigns in Pricing 2023 Infrastructure Projects

January 10, 2023

Via: ENR

The request for qualifications didn’t exactly stir a frenzy of competition. A $265-million to $310-million design-build highway improvement project advertised by Washington State transportation officials in November and due early last month attracted only Guy F. Atkinson Construction and Walsh […]


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New York-area infrastructure gets a boost from $8.3B Port Authority budget

January 3, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Several major infrastructure projects are included in the budget. The $2.9 billion approved for annual capital spending includes funding for the following projects: Ongoing transformation of the Port Authority’s three major airports: JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty […]


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Preparing for the imminent surge in infrastructure projects

December 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Infrastructure is what keeps business—and life—moving. The strength of the nation’s public roads and utility distribution systems impacts everything from employment to healthcare. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), however, 43% of the public roadways in the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

As initial waivers end, builders will feel the impact of Buy America law

December 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has started to provide significant funding for new and rehab infrastructure projects. A provision in the IIJA is the Build America, Buy America Act, which impacts all federally funded infrastructure projects in the United […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

The future is collaborative: The advantages of alternative procurement

October 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Over the past decade, collaborative contracting methods have become more prominent in infrastructure projects. These project delivery practices, also known as “alternative procurement,” are differentiated from traditional low-bid or hard-bid contracting by the early involvement of the contractor in the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

EPA Awards $1.3B in IIJA Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in 18 States

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure improvements to 18 states using funds provided in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money was issued through State Revolving Funds (SRFs) for drinking […]


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Major NY, NJ Infrastructure Projects Advance With Renewed Momentum

September 19, 2022

Via: ENR

Signature transportation infrastructure projects across the New York and New Jersey region are accelerating, thanks to recent infusions of federal funding and successful efforts to break through political logjams. But as contractors and engineers spin up to meet new demands, […]


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

Atlanta receives funding for infrastructure projects

May 13, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The city of Atlanta recently received $45 million in federal funding for infrastructure projects. This is the first payout to the city from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which aims to improve roads and transit, clean water, […]


Construction Techniques

Common Construction Administration & Inspection Issues That SaaS Can Fix

May 2, 2022

Via: ENR

The construction contract administration phase for unit price contracts is often full of inefficiencies thanks to outdated, manual processes. While the general complexity of infrastructure projects can lead to unavoidable conundrums, a vast number of issues can be eliminated by […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Biden administration mandates US iron, steel for infrastructure projects

April 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Imports of iron and steel to the U.S. reached about $38.9 billion last year, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database, its highest level since tracking began in the early 1990s. About 21% of the structural steel used in the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Infrastructure Projects: The New Future for Construction?

April 4, 2022

Via: ENR

Latest global predictions suggest that spending on new infrastructure projects has now overtaken spending on property construction and will continue to lead for the next decade. Kenny Ingram, Vice President, Construction & Engineering at IFS, looks at what this means […]


Construction Processes, Financial

U.S. DOT announces $2.9B in IIJA funding for major infrastructure projects

March 23, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced $2.9 billion of funding for major infrastructure projects now available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding represents three major discretionary grant programs that will be combined into one Multimodal […]


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New infrastructure law broadens Federal Miller Act protections

March 3, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

A section of the law includes an amendment requiring payment and performance security on all federally financed infrastructure projects receiving TIFIA loans and grants. This amendment extends protections for P3 projects, when the federal government is not a named party […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

White House launches low-carbon construction initiative

February 16, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Associated General Contractors of America reacted to the announcement with caution. “Although some states have set up limited Buy Clean programs, these types of programs are new and their impacts on material supply chains have not been fully tested,” […]


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Maine DOT releases 2022 three-year work plan for infrastructure projects

January 19, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) recently released the 2022 edition of its three-year work plan. The work plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2022, 2023, and […]


Sustainability

The 2021 Top 250 International Contractors: Paving the Road to Recovery

August 18, 2021

Via: ENR

International contractors on the long road to rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic might find a shortcut to recovery in infrastructure projects, as countries ramp up spending to help build economies back to normal. While the global construction market is red […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

California governor proposes $5.1B in drought-mitigation infrastructure projects

May 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The drought response proposal is part of Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, a $100 billion investment to help the state recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes expanded tax rebates for two-thirds of Californians and aid for […]


Construction Processes, Financial

The gas tax that funds infrastructure projects is broken. The pandemic could end it.

October 28, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

After months of travel and work restrictions to support public health amid COVID-19, drivers may find their roads in less-than-ideal condition when they’re able to get back behind the wheel. The sharp dips in driving that accompanied early stages of […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

$9.6B worth of infrastructure projects delayed or canceled during COVID-19

August 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The report underlines an important area in which the lagging impacts of COVID-19 are just now starting to emerge in construction’s numbers, while contractors increasingly worry about the potential of a sagging economy to shelve new projects. The 16 states […]