The U.S. Senate on March 2 approved a temporary continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 18. The two-week spending bill, which was approved by the House March 1, cleared the Senate by a 91 to 9 vote. The president is expected to sign the bill, which includes $4 billion in cuts. Construction programs facing reductions include: $650 million from highways, $293 million from other surface transportation projects and $341 million from Corps of Engineers Civil Works. The House passed a nine-month extension on Feb. 19 that includes $61 billion in cuts. Senate Democrats say the cuts would
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.