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What types of construction jobs are experiencing setbacks?

September 12, 2021By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, offers a look at which construction jobs are being canceled and delayed the most these days.

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Report: Senate expected to pass infrastructure bill

July 29, 2021By

The Senate advanced a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which is expected to produce about $550 billion in new spending.

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Infrastructure framework set, but passage tied to reconciliation

June 25, 2021By

A five-year, $953 billion infrastructure bill will be tied to a budget reconciliation package, with the president declaring he won’t sign one without the other.

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According to PennDOT, more than three-quarters of its annual budget is invested in Pennsylvania's 120,000 miles of state and local highways and 32,000 state and local bridges. Photo: Alex Potemkin / iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Quantifying alkali-silica reaction in Pennsylvania

April 23, 2021By and

A pair of producers shares the findings of a joint study measuring the reactive levels of aggregates on thousands of miles of Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges.

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With Joe Biden in the White House and tighter margins in the House and Senate, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association leaders expect a more moderate agenda to be pursued. Photo: lucky-photographer/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The White House grades each state’s infrastructure

April 13, 2021By

With the American Jobs Plan now in the public sphere, the Biden administration produced a series of fact sheets highlighting the infrastructure needs of every state.

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NSSGA, PCA weigh in on Biden’s infrastructure proposal

April 1, 2021By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Michael Johnson and the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Mike Ireland issued written statements following the unveiling Wednesday of President Biden’s infrastructure plan.

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Sure, New York City traffic is horrible. But eliminating cars from New York City roads and expecting other U.S. cities to adopt the Big Apple's model is quite the stretch. Photo: Bim/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Engineers give US infrastructure a C- grade

March 3, 2021By

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives grades to U.S. infrastructure segments every four years. The latest grades are in, and they’re not much better than they were in 2017.

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With five of the nation’s 13 most populous cities residing in Texas, demand for construction materials in the Lone Star State is, not surprisingly, very high. Photo: Art Wager/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Texas, Ohio receive 2021 infrastructure report cards

February 17, 2021By

Texas and Ohio received C and C- infrastructure grades, respectively, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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