The 2017 election and its impact on infrastructure construction

Infrastructure spending and roll out plans were key talking points for the candidates along the 2017 election campaign trail, yet the true implications on public spending, government partnerships and the effect on the construction labor industry still remain to be seen. What can we expect to see in the coming months? According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the amount of U.S. spending needed for highways, airports and other infrastructure is projected to fall about $1.4 trillion short of the $3.3 trillion needed through 2025. There is less of a debate over if there is a need to invest in our nation’s infrastructure, but the realities of how to achieve a successful implementation of any infrastructure program require examination.

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