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ASCE Launches Free Infrastructure App

WASHINGTON, DC—America's civil engineers have a new app to inform and rally the public about the grim state of the nation's infrastructure.


Outlook: Construction to ‘Disappoint’

CHICAGO—The good news: Roads and bridges will see greater investment than other nonresidential sectors in the years ahead. The bad news: That's not saying much. And it will still be far less...


A Pipeline Plan from the Star Trek Man

SUNNYVALE, CA—He's famously run a starship and doled out hotel deals, but now William Shatner has a new role: Pipeline Negotiator.


WA Carries on with Novel Bridge Plan

OLYMPIA, WA—A proposal to build a bridge from retired Navy aircraft carriers has gotten a $90,000 salute from Washington State representatives.


Contractor Agrees to $1M DBE Settlement

ATLANTA—A Georgia general contractor will pay $1 million for false claims made on construction projects involving the Federal Highway Administration's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise progr...


Coast Guard Can't Back $74M Bridge

Missing paperwork on a $74 million U.S. Coast Guard-funded upgrade to a railway bridge means that the project may have been mismanaged by millions of dollars, the federal government reports.


Nix the Quick Fix, AASHTO Urges Feds

State transportation officials are pitching Congress hard for long-term investment into the federal Highway Trust Fund.


DOL Offers $100M for Apprenticeships

High-skilled, high-growth industries will get $100 million in grants to expand apprenticeship programs, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.


Quebec to Gates: #PaintYourBridgeBill

Two Quebec-area mayors want the richest man in the world to open his wallet and paint a bridge.


$2.5M Awarded for Shipbuilding Research

Coatings, surface preparation and corrosion control projects will share in more than $2.5 million in funding newly awarded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


Construction Angels are Here to Help

Accidents strike construction job sites in a heartbeat—and, all too often, with fatal consequences.


Audit: FHWA Missing Rule Deadlines

As America's two-year transportation bill ticks toward expiration, the Federal Highway Administration is still years behind on implementing some of its required bridge safety and funding pro...


Roads, Bridges to Get $333.9M in Relief

Nearly 40 repair projects in 21 U.S. states will get emergency relief funds to address a backlog of maintenance, federal transportation officials say.


DOT Cuts Set as Highway Fund Fades

The U.S. transportation chickens are coming home to roost, carrying a plan to start cutting federal aid to every state—and soon.


U.S. Disaster-Proofing Gets $1B Boost

Reeling from a deadly series of natural disasters, devastated communities across the U.S. now have an additional billion-dollar incentive to rebuild more resiliently. But the incentive has s...


Funding Boosts Canada’s Corrosion R&D

A nearly $600,000 investment in corrosion research will benefit the oil, gas, marine and other industries subjected to Canada's harsh Arctic environment.


Contractor Barred for Wage Fraud

An Arizona subcontractor is banned from federal projects for three years and is repaying nearly $200,000 in back wages after federal prosecutors found falsified payroll records on a highway ...


UK Boosts Sustainable Marine Coatings

Fostering research to develop sustainable antifoulants, the UK has awarded £500,000 ($837,400 USD) to a consortium of businesses and universities.


Duo Envisions Paving the Solar Way

An Idaho couple wants to replace pretty much every paved surface in the U.S. with smart, tough solar panels—and they’d like you to open your wallet to the idea.


Report: 63K Bridges Await Federal Fix

At least 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally compromised, including hundreds on heavily traveled urban interstate highways, a new report says.


U.S. Funds a Big Look at Tiny Materials

The federal government has put nearly $10 million into examining the environmental impact of science's fastest-growing field: nanomaterials.


Fashioning a Fix for Medieval Bridge

Bridges are the new black in Italy, where fashion-funded infrastructure projects are becoming a more common, if not controversial, way to boost cash-strapped public funds.


Construction Jobs, Spending Hit Highs

It’s shaping up to be a good year for the U.S. construction industry, which is seeing its highest employment rate in nearly five years and its steepest spending increase since 2006, the Asso...


Maintenance, Highways Top DOT Bill

President Obama wants to put a $302 billion tourniquet on a federal transportation budget that is quickly bleeding itself dry and infuse new maintenance funds into aging infrastructure, the ...


U.S. Assets Get $9.3B to Spruce Up

U.S. border crossings and thousands of federal buildings will finally receive some long-overdue maintenance and repairs, green-lighted by the release of $9.3 billion in funds under the new a...


Highway Fund to Drain Before Your Eyes

The federal Highway Trust Fund will start bouncing checks in August, and taxpayers will have a front-row seat to watch the agency go broke.


Bill Would Eliminate Feds from Highways

Congressional Republicans are trying for a third time to remove the federal government from its role in the U.S. highway and surface transportation system.


Marine Coatings Get R&D Funding Boost

Several projects aimed at improving shipyard coatings and inspection processes will get a $430,000 boost in funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


$800K Awarded for Pipeline Research

New materials and technologies for reducing corrosion and improving monitoring of pipelines will get a boost from $800,000 in grants just announced by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materia...


Senate Prioritizes Crumbling Bridges

Bridges that need some urgent TLC could see an extra boost in funding after the Senate passed an amendment to its proposed transportation and housing bill prioritizing bridges in critical co...


PPG Lands DOD Coating Funds

PPG Industries has received more than $1 million to develop military-grade coatings that do not include health-damaging isocyanates.


 
 
   

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