Union campaign goads GOP leaders to pass highway bill

Sources: Laborers’ International Union of North America, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A multi-media campaign from the union representing plant and jobsite workers across the transportation infrastructure value chain spotlights the public safety crisis crumbling bridges, deteriorating roads and struggling transit systems pose. The Laborers’ undertaking is especially targeted at voters positioned to prod U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) into supporting a long-term highway bill that protects investment in transportation systems.

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PCI calls for Design Award building, bridge entries

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

PCI is now accepting 2012 Design Awards competition entries through May 21. All winning projects will be showcased at the 2012 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference and included in a summary feature article in the PCI Journal, Aspire and Ascent magazines. Throughout its 50-year history, the program has helped the design and construction community innovate and advance by showcasing ideas that push the envelope, overcome challenges, and improve upon existing concepts.

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