Federal agencies are disclosing more American Recovery and Reinvestment Act construction plans. The Housing and Urban Development Dept. on May 5 outlined how it will allot $980 million in Community Development Block Grants, some of which is expected to go for infrastructure. The Dept. of Transportation on May 7 announced it will divide $743 million in stimulus aid among 11 transit projects. On May 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $111.9 million for brownfield cleanups, including $37.3 million from the stimulus. HUD’s stimulus CDBGs will be split among some 1,200 states, cities and counties by a formula that includes
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.