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Lafarge NA sponsors disaster-resistant design exhibition

Source: Lafarge North America, Chicago

Lafarge NA is the lead sponsor for Designing for Disaster at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., a year-long exhibition spotlighting the evolving science of disaster mitigation, plus tools and strategies for building safer, stronger and more resilient communities.

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Heavy/civil elite kick off Construction Industry Safety Week

Sources: American Infrastructure, Worcester, Pa.

A who’s who of major transportation, environmental and marine contractors are marking the inaugural U.S. Construction Industry Safety Week through on-site awareness and related measures aimed at thanking workforces for supporting safety and recognizing efforts to be injury free; stressing the importance of being committed to accident prevention every working minute; and, inspiring all companies to share best practices advancing the industry’s safety culture.

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Transportation chief floats Congress highway funding reauthorization proposal

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending Congress a transportation bill for consideration as the House and Senate face looming deadlines to avoid the economic uncertainty and job loss that would ensue if the Highway Trust Fund runs out of money this summer.  The GROW AMERICA Act lays the foundation for long-term competitiveness, rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges while providing much-needed certainty for local and state governments and addressing the country’s future needs.

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