Jun 21st 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure, P3/PPP, Vertical by Ron Kim

Florida– Orange County officials have been discussing the expansion of the Orange County Convention Center since 2014. The county hired a Missouri-based architecture company to conduct a feasibility study and recommendations included a parking garage, shuttle system and better connector between the North and South concourse. Expanding the 2.1 million square foot exhibition floor space […]

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May 24th 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon

May 15-19 was Infrastructure Week and several events were held in communities throughout the country to support building for a better America and to elevate the importance of infrastructure and the impact it has on everyone who uses transportation, water, energy, ports, public buildings and more. Over the course of five days, state governors signed […]

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May 17th 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon
Image of one of the many sinkholes developing with aging infrastructure

A hole in the ground can be a bad thing for rolling wheels and moving feet. These burrows, potholes, divots, manholes, ground tunnels and ditches could cause issues if they are overlooked, but when the Earth suddenly gives way and a large land-mass collapses, the level of danger and damage can be much more detrimental […]

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May 5th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is best known for its roadways. Motorists traveling around Texas are likely to run across TxDOT employees refurbishing or building long stretches of road to improve our main source of transportation throughout the state. But did you know that TxDOT also handles railways and another mode of transportation that […]

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May 3rd 2017 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Photo by Steve Baker is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Indiana- Judges of the Marion Circuit and Superior Courts announced that civil and criminal courts will be relocated from the Indianapolis City-County Building to a proposed Criminal Justice Complex on the southside of the city. The County’s Circuit and Superior Courts are planning to build a more effective, efficient, and reformative court system that allows the […]

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Apr 26th 2017 | Posted in Energy by Kristin Gordon
Photo illustrating examples of renewable energy projects

In 2016, about 4.08 trillion kilowatthours of electricity were generated at utility-scale facilities in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. About 65 percent of this electricity generation was from fossil fuels – coal, natural gas, petroleum, and other gases. About 20 percent was from nuclear energy and 15 percent was sourced […]

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Mar 22nd 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon

Bridges provide drivers with a safe passage over water, roadways, train tracks and other obstacles using materials such as wood, steel, iron, concrete, cement and more. But building or fixing one of these connections can be time consuming and costly. This month Senate Transportation Chairman Willie Simmons announced that over the course of a week […]

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Mar 15th 2017 | Posted in Vertical by Kristin Gordon

Is it our responsibility to save the environment for future generations? Most of us make small efforts each day or go to great extremes to keep the Earth healthy. When did we become so green-minded? In 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced Energy Star as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and […]

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Mar 8th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

In February the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new data showing that Americans are driving more than ever before. In 2016, drivers in cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs put a record 3.22 trillion miles on the nation’s roads, up 2.8 percent from 3.1 trillion miles in 2015. The data also shows that it’s the fifth […]

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Feb 17th 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon

In the months leading up to the presidential election, the soon-to-be-elected Donald Trump shared that he planned to inject $1 trillion into the nation’s ailing roads, bridges and airports. Soon after President Trump moved into the White House, Senate Democrats released a $1 trillion infrastructure ten-year plan to fix roads, bridges, broadband networks, VA hospitals […]

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Feb 8th 2017 | Posted in Energy by Kristin Gordon

Did viewers notice if the Patriots and the Falcons were well-lit when they took the field Feb. 5? Houston boasted that the field at NRG Stadium was illuminated exclusively by 65,000 light-emitting diode (LED) lights for Super Bowl LI. The stadium’s media relations team shared that the new lighting system uses 337 kilowatts when at […]

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Feb 1st 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

In September of 2016, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy, which provides regulatory guidelines for autonomous vehicle development. While autonomous technologies have been rapidly advancing in recent years, regulatory laws had not kept pace.  This policy resolves the regulatory uncertainty […]

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Jan 18th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

State and local departments of transportation throughout the United States are constantly looking for ways to develop their road networks and other transport links to meet their economic, political and social needs. In some jurisdictions this will mean building brand new roads.  In others it will mean focusing on refurbishing, widening and extending existing roads. […]

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Jan 18th 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure, Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Transportation by Mary Scott Nabers

After many months of hearing both presidential candidates talk about their plans for rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure, there is now doubt about whether this will really happen. According to a recent poll, a majority of Americans oppose the idea. Sixty-six percent of respondents in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll say they “strongly” oppose […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration released two final rules outlining the new performance measures to improve the condition of the nation’s roads and bridges and assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions. The rule calls for states to account for air quality improvement by establishing performance targets, and greater transparency and accountability in […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

In his regional State of the State speech, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo shared his proposal to invest $2 billion in statewide water infrastructure improvements. The funding would be put towards upgrading filtration systems to eliminate contaminates, improve the longevity of wastewater treatment facilities and prevent runoff. “We want to fund state of the […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Plans to transform New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) into a new state-of-the-art facility will cost $10 billion. A projected $7 billion to $8 billion will be used to renovate the airport and the remaining $2 billion will be spent on road work .The expansion and redevelopment will include an interconnected terminal layout, […]

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Jan 4th 2017 | Posted in Vertical by Priscilla Loebenberg

Increases in home construction, nonresidential building and government construction are keeping U.S. builders busy. Gains in all three categories have reached their highest annual rate in more than a decade, reaching $1.18 trillion. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, construction spending rose 0.9 percent in November after a 0.6 percent increase in October. For […]

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Jan 4th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

U.S. Department of Transportation officials have released a report on lessons learned from the Smart City Challenge. More than 75 cities competed in the challenge for resources to implement new technologies. USDOT is now releasing the Smart City Challenge report as well as web tools to help municipalities identify trends and share knowledge to create smart […]

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Dec 21st 2016 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Image of the Every Place Counts Design Challenge report cover

A new report details how municipalities can design infrastructure solutions to reconnect communities with opportunities. The USDOT Ladders of Opportunity Every Place Counts Design Challenge report summarizes the experience and lessons learned from four cities – Spokane, Wash.; Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia, Pa. and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. The selected cities participated in the Every Place Counts Design […]

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Dec 21st 2016 | Posted in Water by Priscilla Loebenberg

The president signed into law on Friday legislation that will authorize about $10 billion in federal investment in water projects. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides for stormwater management projects and more than 330 port, levee and dam projects. It also funds initiatives to develop alternative water supplies in drought areas. […]

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