As part of our most recent Construction Industry Confidence Index survey (CICI), ENR conducted an election poll asking which candidate would be better for the construction industry. Of the 378 executives polled, 71.2% said Romney was the better choice, 14.8% said Obama was the better choice, and 14.0% declined to answer.
Many execs said their choice was ideological, with some claiming Obama is anti-business and others questioning Romney's leadership ability. However, many execs focused on markets. "The public sector will see more work under Obama, [and] the private sector will see more work under Romney," said one undecided exec, who asked not to be named because he is unauthorized to speak on behalf of his firm.
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.