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America’s Watershed Report Card Released

October 14, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

Our heartland rivers make up America’s Watershed—a vital river system that provides drinking water, recreation, habitat, and serves as an economic engine for America. Hundreds of business, government, and science organizations graded the state of America’s…

Eight State DOT Projects Win Awards for Cost-Savings, Innovation and Community-Focus

July 22, 2015 - in Awards, Corporate, Transportation

BOISE, Idaho—Eight state department of transportation projects in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, and Utah are winners…

Building for the Future: A New Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design

May 6, 2015 - in Corporate

The White House just released a comprehensive Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design. This Guide incorporates programs and opportunities…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood Joins Infrastructure Investment Group

January 9, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Projects

Building America’s Future (BAF) announced that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R) will join the organization as a new co-chair.  Serving alongside fellow co-chairs former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and former Pennsylvania…

Disaster Resilience in America — Symposium Nov. 30

November 26, 2012 - in Announcement, Emergency

Economic damages from natural disasters topped $55 billion in the United States in 2011, with 14 events costing more than $1 billion each in damages.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy -- which alone has been estimated to cost more than $60 billion in property…

Do-It-Yourself Urban Design in the Help-Yourself City

August 23, 2012 - in Planning

As the geographer and urbanist Edward Soja wrote in 2000, “Something extraordinary happened to cities in the late 20th century.” This is one of the simpler statements ever penned by the usually verbose theorist, yet it still says a mouthful. The city of…