Feds to Invest $27 Billion for Bridge Repair Program

The Biden administration will invest nearly $27 billion to fund repairs and replace bridges in need. To accomplish this, the Department of Transportation will launch the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection and Construction Program, which will provide much-needed money to the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over five years; and $825 million for tribal transportation facilities.

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Concrete-AI Seeks Reduction of Cost, Carbon Footprint of Concrete

Concrete-AI, a data science company, announced it has raised $2 million in a seed financing round with participation by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, a prominent family office and other marquee investors. This financing will accelerate the rollout of Concrete-AI’s pioneering data science platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to optimize supply chains…

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Granite Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Granite celebrated its centennial on Jan. 4. Founded 100 years ago in Watsonville, Calif., Granite has grown into one of our nation’s largest civil infrastructure contractors and construction materials producers. Granite works in multiple end-markets from Guam to Alaska to Florida and many points in between. Granite President and CEO Kyle Larkin wrote the following open letter to mark this occasion:

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RP Video News: ACI Forms Nonmetallic Building Materials Group

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has formed “NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials.” The group announced Aramco as its Founding Sustaining Member. The two organizations will work together to achieve more sustainable building solutions through advances in nonmetallic technologies.

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Holcim, Magment Develop Concrete Solutions to Recharge Electric Vehicles

Holcim is partnering with the German startup Magment to improve its magnetizable concrete technology for road surfaces enabling electric vehicles to recharge wirelessly while in motion. Known as “inductive charging,” this breakthrough concrete-based solution reduces the need for charging stations, while saving time. 

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