In an unusual show of bipartisanship, House lawmakers have unanimously approved legislation that would repeal the requirement that federal, state and local agencies withhold 3% of their payments to contractors beginning in 2013. The bill, which cleared the House 422-0, also includes a provision that would make it easier for businesses to hire veterans. The President has said he will sign the measure, which the Senate had passed on Nov. 10 by a 95-0 vote. The bill’s approval is a victory for construction, engineering and other business groups, who had lobbied heavily for it. Some of the organizations that were
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.