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Surety Bonds 08.04.2021

Construction: Tech Time

“No—you just have to wait,” is among the scariest phrases general contractors can hear—as in, the materials needed for a job are unavailable. As supply chain disruption continues to wreak havoc in the industry, contractors…
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Construction: Tech Time
Surety Bonds 08.04.2021

Construction Forecast: Resilience

  Industry economists see a “path to normalcy” emerging, despite continued challenges fighting the spread of COVID-19, as well as supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. A spectacular second half of 2021? That’s in the…
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Construction Forecast: Resilience
Surety Bonds 07.30.2021

What’s Not Being Built In Texas?

Nothing! As in building opportunities seem to be literally everywhere, with no sign of stopping. Highway expansions, speedy train lines, housing—you name it, it’s cropping up. Amazingly, new building projects are cropping up everywhere—not just…
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What’s Not Being Built In Texas?
Surety Bonds 07.30.2021

NYC AirTrain: $2.1 Billion

  The Federal Aviation Administration has approved plans for an AirTrain that will connect La Guardia Airport to existing public transportation options. Although not everyone is happy with the plans, the project is close to…
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NYC AirTrain: $2.1 Billion
Surety Bonds 07.19.2021

Rebuilding Illinois: $45 Billion

The recently signed Illinois capital plan allocated funds for roads, bridges, railroads, universities and other state facilities over the next six years. Naturally, there is lots of bustling, building and investment in Chicago too. Here’s…
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Rebuilding Illinois: $45 Billion
Surety Bonds 07.19.2021

Craning Your Neck? Where’s The Talent?

Construction industry experts remind us that the skills gap, though exacerbated by the pandemic, has been with us for nearly a decade. An aging workforce, declines in vocational education and limited training for specific skill…
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Craning Your Neck? Where’s The Talent?
Surety Bonds 07.12.2021

Expansion: U.S. Highway 183

  Central Texas has been on a rapid growth spurt and highway expansion is catching up. In a joint venture, two firms have been awarded $477 million for the design and construction of the “183…
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Expansion: U.S. Highway 183
Surety Bonds 07.12.2021

Rising Demand: Life Sciences Buildings

  Demand for new buildings for life science research and study exceeds supply. Constructors are even changing markets to get in on the action. What’s the rush? Building Boom? According to industry experts, the demand…
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Rising Demand: Life Sciences Buildings
Surety Bonds 07.06.2021

Infrastructure Winners: $905 Million

24 infrastructure projects across 18 states have been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation for a total of $905 million in the new round of the Rebuilding America (aka INFRA) grant program. A total…
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Infrastructure Winners: $905 Million