The Positive Economic Impacts of Bridges

In recent years, economists have recognized three key things bridges do that propel economic activity. #1 – Bridges are a critical component of a nation’s infrastructure, making it possible to ship raw materials and finished goods to factories, warehouses, suppliers, distributors, stores, and end-consumers. Bridges also facilitate travel so consumers can purchase goods and services […]

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2017 in Review: A Historic Year for U.S. Infrastructure

From large-scale bridge construction projects to epic weather events to major tax changes, 2017 was a big year for bridge developers and contractors. See how many of these stories from 2017 you remember. How many of them impacted your business in the past year? Wildfires damage California bridges One story about the record-breaking wildfires all […]

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Skilled Labor Shortage? How to Find & Retain Quality Workers

For most companies and agencies working in the bridge design, engineering, construction, and maintenance industries, recruiting, and retaining top talent is an ongoing challenge. Since the financial crisis of the last decade ended, steady increases in construction and infrastructure development and rehabilitation activity have led to a significant shortage of qualified workers. According to the […]

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Buzzworthy Industry News | August 2017

Our industry is ever-changing and always exciting. Here’s some newsworthy updates in the infrastructure world. Innovative thinking Staying up to date with the news about what’s happening in the world of bridge design, engineering, and maintenance is a great way to keep ahead of your industry competition. Another is to stay abreast of what others […]

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Approaching Bridge Maintenance More Efficiently

According to the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), almost 40 percent of the 614,387 bridges in the United States are at least a half century old. Almost 10 percent were structurally deficient in 2016. On average, 188 million vehicles cross structurally deficient bridges each day. With so […]