June 16, 2022

Scholarship Awards 2022

2022 Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships awarded.

CIRI provides six students with grants toward college studies.

Marking the 11th year of its scholarship program, CIRI has awarded $3,500 to each of six students to apply to their college studies. Since its …

June 4, 2022

RIDOT Quarterly Report

RIDOT April 30 quarterly report includes FFY22 lookahead.

Renewed emphasis on paving is a key factor going forward.

While providing status updates for the numerous projects that comprise the RhodeWorks program, the RIDOT April 30 quarterly report also outlines the …

June 3, 2022

New Members Welcome

Welcome to our new member.

Adamsdale Concrete 551 Weeden Street Pawtucket, RI 02860…

June 3, 2022

Safety Program update

CIRI safety program regrouping for fall/winter planning.

Key challenges include ongoing pandemic-related issues.

The unpredictability of COVID variants and surges, which now occur sporadically across all seasons, has been a perplexing problem for many educational and training programs. As the …

June 2, 2022

CIRI PAC Appeal Spring

Relentless advocates for heavy and highway construction:

Donate today to the CIRI PAC.

At the outset of 2021, the heavy and highway construction industry was facing a funding shortfall for key RhodeWorks projects across the state. This year, projects are …

June 2, 2022

IIJA Infrastructure Bill-Status

Biden FY 2023 budget calls for full funding of IIJA programs.

RI forecasted to receive billions in funding across multiple modes.

Signed into law on November 15, 2021 by President Biden, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) — aka …

June 2, 2022

FMI Training Alert

CIRI to offer free FMI training for project executives.

Survey coming soon to gauge interest among member companies.

CIRI has enlisted the services of the FMI Institute to conduct a series of jobsite management programs for companies serving the RI …

June 2, 2022

Construction Careers Days Reinvention

Construction Career Days reinvention in the works.

New focus is on smaller, more hands-on events.

A program by CIRI and the Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council (RIBCTC) in collaboration with RIDOT, RI Construction Career Days enables the state’s …

June 2, 2022

Careers Video Outreach

Putting heavy and highway construction on the radar early.

CIRI Careers Video targets new graduates and young workers.

For a young person in today’s working world, it can be relatively easy to find a job. It’s much harder to find …

June 2, 2022

Fall Dinner Meeting recap

Spirit and resilience of heavy and highway industry honored at CIRI Fall Dinner Meeting.

Governor Dan McKee and RIDOT Director Alviti were featured speakers at November 4 event.

In normal times, CIRI conducts biannual dinner meetings for its members to …

June 1, 2022

President’s Message

The need for new workers in this new era of infrastructure.

In the not so distant past, the term “infrastructure” had turned into a political buzzword of sorts — without much substantive progress on the national level. That has changed …

May 5, 2022

Spring Dinner Meeting preview

CIRI Spring Dinner Meeting slated for June 2.

Event will feature Speaker Joe Shekarchi and 2022 CIRI Scholarships presentation.

The annual CIRI Spring Dinner Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 2 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. We are …

February 23, 2022

Candidates wanted for Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships.

Candidates wanted for Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships.

Application period open through April 15, 2022.

CIRI will again award Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships in 2022 to graduating seniors. As the program enters its eleventh year, a total of six scholarships will …

October 26, 2021

RI Food Bank 2021 appeal

Your generosity has helped nourish hundreds of neighbors.

Help CIRI answer the call again in 2021.


In December 2020, with the help of our members, CIRI was able to raise 1,168 pounds of food and over $8,000 in donations …

October 26, 2021

President’s Message 2021

Ensuring productivity and safety in the face of difficult conditions.

For Rhode Island businesses and employees across all fields — especially our state’s frontline medical workers — the pandemic has provided daily challenges that were both unprecedented and unforeseen. In …

October 26, 2021

New Members Welcome

Welcome to our new members.

6/10 Constructors Joint Venture 40 Shawmut Road, Suite 200 Canton, MA 02021

Barletta Contracting Services, Inc. 40 Shawmut Road, Suite 200 Canton, MA 02021

Barletta Engineering Corporation 40 Shawmut Road, Suite 200 Canton, MA 02021…

October 26, 2021

IIJA Infrastructure Bill-Status

IIJA bill is historic infrastructure and jobs creation opportunity.

RI forecasted to gain $412M increase in state GDP over 5 years.

After passing in the House in July, the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684) — retitled by the Senate …

October 26, 2021

Q4 Campaign Recap

RI Question 4 widely approved for infrastructure state match.

CIRI played vital role with multifaceted advocacy campaign.

Going into 2021, the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had severely diminished tax revenues across the board. For Rhode Island, this translated …

October 26, 2021


September 9 STIP report details key projects for FFY21.

Bridge reconstruction and repair is major focus for coming year.

RIDOT has released the latest September 9 update to its State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) report. Continuing a major initiative of …

October 26, 2021

RI Amended Payroll Reporting Law

Amended RI law simplifies certified payroll reporting for public works contractors.

Federal forms and actual payroll records also authorized for submission.

To relieve the regulatory burden of mandatory monthly payroll reporting for public works contractors and subcontractors, the 2021 RI …

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