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Water, wastewater system report tracks private operator emergence

In the wake of tightening municipal budgets, environmental violations, and aging infrastructure, private players are poised to capitalize on struggling water and wastewater utilities. A new Bluefield Research report, U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment, estimates the total market value of 78,000-plus community water and wastewater systems across the U.S. to exceed $700 billion.

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Road Builders: State, local dollars underpin 2018 market bump

After a 2.8 percent year-over-year decline in 2017, total domestic transportation construction and related-market outlays are projected to reach $255 billion this year, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Construction Market Forecast.

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Border wall prototypes under review

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Energy Department Housing Award winner starts with Superior Walls

Starting with a precast concrete foundation from Superior Walls made it possible for Gettysburg, Pa.-based High Performance Homes to receive its third consecutive U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award for “Home of the Year.”

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EPA formalizes relief measures for truck gliders, revisits Waters rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to undo the Obama administration’s regulatory overreach by repealing application of the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase II Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency standards for the glider industry. Gliders for mixer trucks and other heavy-duty on/off or on-highway vehicles are assembled from newly manufactured kits that include the frame and cab, to which a used engine, transmission and axles are added.

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