Contracting firm leaders at the Associated General Contractors of America’s annual convention report that maintaining healthy backlogs and battling workforce shortages remain their top priorities. The convention, held in Las Vegas on March 7-9, drew more than 2,500 attendees.
However, association leaders and contractor execs say they also are working with the Trump administration and the new Congress on several key national issues. Chief among them are infrastructure funding, regulatory and tax reform, immigration, and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.