City Leaders Are Renovating or Replacing City Halls Throughout the U.S.

By Mary Scott Nabers Several federal funding programs are currently supporting initiatives aimed at replacing, renovating or preparing public assets for reuse. It is rare to observe such a strong trend in municipal construction across jurisdictions. The trend is most likely driven by the availability of funding, but it could also be due to critical […]

Trends in Air Transportation Deliver Diverse Contracting Opportunities in 2021

Construction Business OwnersEven though the world is dealing with a pandemic and travel has been discouraged for months, Nov. 29, 2020, set a record for the number of people passing through United States airports during a single day that year. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that approximately 1.2 million citizens flew that Sunday.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified 3,304 existing public-use airports and six proposed new airports that are expected to drive spending estimates to approximately $43.6 billion for projects that will be launched over the next few years. That’s an increase of $8.5 billion from the last estimate.

Major Water Infrastructure Projects Available Throughout The U.S.

Water OnlineBillions of dollars are spent each year to renew, replace, expand, or upgrade water systems. The need to do more, and spend more, increases each year. That’s because the country’s aging water infrastructure has been neglected for too long.

Ports rebounding from pandemic offer large contracts

Born 2 InvestThe Port of Galveston has announced a bulkhead replacement and mooring upgrade project which has an estimated cost of $17.3 million. In 2023, a slip-fill project has a projected cost of $16.1 million. Another project at Pelican Island in 2023 has a cost estimate of $21.2 million, and an auto processing berth project has a price tag of $30 million.

Numerous infrastructure projects expected in early 2021

American InfrastructureAs public officials begin to look at 2021, many are preparing to launch large infrastructure projects. Several of these efforts may be delivered through public-private partnerships (P3s). Most infrastructure-related projects are complex, diverse, critical in nature, and costly. Here are a few worthy of note.

Feasibility studies are early indicators of upcoming government projects

Born 2 InvestThe New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is conducting an engineering and environmental study related to roadway improvements on a 38-mile section of US 180 between the communities of Bayard and Deming. This study has been underway for several months, and recommendations are expected early in 2021. The study is exploring various options for roadway improvement.

Zoom in on upcoming camera contracts

Zoom SecurityPlanned technology purchases point to an abundance of identity tracking cameras in 2021. Surveillance cameras, tracking devices, monitoring, recording, and capturing data – that’s the future. The purchase of camera tracking technology is a very large and strong trend.