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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…

Utility Spending on Smart Grid IT Systems Will Reach Nearly $20 Billion by 2022

January 8, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

The expectations for the many smart grid projects that have rolled out over the last few years are high. Yet, without intelligence and systems that know…

Drop in Infrastructure Spending Spurs Highway Constructors to Diversify

November 25, 2013 - in Maintenance, Transportation

A steep drop in public infrastructure spending is squeezing the nation’s highway contractors, pushing some out of the business and into other fields…

President Renews Call to Invest in America’s Ports and Infrastructure

November 11, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

On November 8th, President Obama spoke from the Port of New Orleans, one of the nation’s largest ports, where he  reiterated his call to invest in rebuilding America’s infrastructure, including strategic ports along the Mississippi River such as the Port…

Commercial Real Estate Interlocking Smart City Planning

November 5, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

Urban Concepts, a Real Estate Investment and Urban Planning firm specializing in commercial investment property, just released National Harbor’s and surroundings hottest commercial investment opportunities targeted to local and state wide real estate investors.…

After Decades, a Water Tunnel Can Now Serve All of Manhattan

October 17, 2013 - in Water

In one of the most significant milestones for the city’s water supply in nearly a century, New York City's Water Tunnel No. 3 — authorized in 1954, begun in 1970 and considered the largest capital construction project ever undertaken in the five boroughs…

Fixing the World's Infrastructure Problems

April 21, 2013 - in Maintenance

We all have a stake in the infrastructure surrounding us — the roads, buildings, power lines, and telephone networks that we rely on daily. How well they're built and operated is crucial to economic growth and is a key arbiter of an economy's competitiveness…

Chicago's Infrastructure Trust Has the World Watching

April 15, 2013 - in Uncategorized

Governments across Europe, Canada and Australia have long turned to the private sector to help finance public assets, and even in the U.S., more places are dabbling in it. But it’s still rare for cities to take the lead. And no place, at least in this country,…

Canada's Budget Extends Infrastructure Spending in 10-year, $53.5B Plan

March 22, 2013 - in Uncategorized

The Harper government is renewing its multi-billion dollar public infrastructure programs with a 10-year plan that targets key demands from Canadian cities, and offers billions of dollars in new spending to help provinces and communities meet basic needs for…