Celebrate Women in Construction Week
March 5 marked the beginning of National Women in Construction Week, the annual observance started by the National Association of Women in Construction to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in construction. The latest figures from 2014 found that nearly 9 percent of the 9.8 million construction industry workers were women, according to NAWIC.
New Coalition Advocates for Public, Private Funding for U.S. Infrastructure
The newly formed Coalition for American Infrastructure says that federal funding of U.S. infrastructure projects should be “sustainable,” and that its projected $3.3 million in nationwide infrastructure needs should be paid for by a mix of public and private investments, reports Construction Dive.
Steady Growth Expected for Commercial Real Estate in 2017
In its quarterly commercial real estate forecast, the National Association of Realtors predicts 2017 will continue to see steady growth in this area and offer decent returns for investors.
Full Steam Ahead: Why transit hub development is seeing a resurgence