Construction Industry News: Feb 13, 2018

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding.

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The complete plan is available here.

Industry groups favor infrastructure bill details, but question funding

Industry groups, including the Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Builders and Contractors and Construction Employers of America, issued statements reacting to President Donald Trump's 55-page infrastructure outline. Although they generally applaud it as a step in the right direction, questions remain about the ability to fund the plan. Scroll down to read statements from each of the groups.

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Northeast Corridor tunnel backers feel shorted by Trump plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation’s busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal.

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What construction wants from Trump’s infrastructure plan

Construction Dive asked industry leaders to weigh in on what they would like to see in a major, national infrastructure initiative. Here's what a variety of experts had to say.

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Led Sprint to Repair Oroville Spillway Before Winter Rains

Designing and building California’s $500-million Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project in just nine months—a job that typically would take 10 years—required an army of engineers and workers. Leading the charge in the construction effort, project director Jeff Petersen put his life on hold to guide the challenging first phase to an on-time completion without any lost-time injuries.

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Delivering urban resilience

Costs and benefits of city-wide adoption of smart surfaces across Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and El Paso to strengthen resilience, improve health and livability, reduce urban inequality, and slow global warming while saving billions of dollars.

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