June 5, 2017
RhodeWorks Report

RhodeWorks to be advertised

Construction Contracts To Be Advertised

Project Expected Award Value ($M) FFY 2017 4Q • 7.1.17 to 9.30.17 Big River Bridge Jul 2017 1.5 Blackstone Bikeway 8C Sep 2017 2.8 Coventry – Local Safety Improvements Sep 2017 0.3 Cumberland I-295 Corridor…
May 24, 2017

Member Email Addresses

Member Email Addresses: Desperately Needed

If you haven’t sent us your email address yet, please do so. We really need to complete our email database, in order to simplify and streamline the member notification process. It’ll only take you a …

May 24, 2017

New Members Welcome

Welcome to our new members.

IDS Highway Safety 136 Scott Road Cumberland, RI 02864

McGill Hose & Coupling 920 Broadway East Providence, RI 02914

Skanska USA Civil Northeast 1365 Main Street Waltham, MA 02451…

May 24, 2017

Support the CIRI PAC

Support the CIRI Political Action Committee:

Your advocate in a sea of proposed legislation.

Every January, the Rhode Island Legislature convenes for the better part of six months to propose new laws. Many of these laws, if passed, will affect …

May 24, 2017

Trump Infrastructure Budget

Trump administration proposes 2018 transportation budget.

Program changes would affect New Starts and TIGER grants.

While the administration’s budget details President Trump’s spending priorities, it does not provide the normal program-by-program details typically seen from a president who has been …

May 24, 2017

Fall Dinner Meeting recap

Brisk construction activity and opportunities discussed at CIRI Fall Dinner Meeting.

RIDOT’s Joe Baker and RWU Prof. Amine Ghanem featured at November 9 event.

As the RhodeWorks program kicked into full gear in 2016, RIDOT quickly put a substantial amount …

May 24, 2017
President's Letter

President’s Message

The benefits of being a CIRI member:

Michael D. D’Ambra CIRI President

There’s never been a better time to join.

Heavy and highway construction has always been a complex industry. Today, that is truer than ever. Accordingly, CIRI continues to …

May 24, 2017

RIDOT Program Update

RIDOT plans to award over $200M in contracts in 2017.

RhodeWorks Q1 & Q2 reports offer details on program accomplishments.

On January 30 and April 28, RIDOT issued a news release/report tandem summarizing progress made by the RhodeWorks program during …

May 24, 2017

New Website

New CIRI website launched to modernize image and increase engagement.

New mobile-friendly design also more flexible for site visitors.

To complement the 2016 redesign of both our brand identity and our Rhodework Review newsletter, CIRI has launched a new website. …

May 24, 2017

Legislative Update

Legislative Watch

Issues on the horizon in the RI General Assembly.

Our organization’s activities in government relations provide a significant service to CIRI members and the construction industry at large. During the 2017 General Assembly sessions, CIRI’s efforts have again …

May 24, 2017

Safety Program Expansion

CIRI Safety Committee continues to expand initiative.

Free training events growing in popularity and scope.

For CIRI member companies, the less-active winter season provides a good opportunity for jobsite personnel to shore up their knowledge to achieve and maintain key …

March 7, 2017

Candidates wanted for Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships.

Candidates wanted for Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships.

Application period open through April 24.

CIRI will again award Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships in 2017 to graduating seniors. As the program enters its seventh year, a total of six scholarships will be …

January 2, 2017

Founding Fathers

America’s founding fathers knew the importance of roads.

Quotes from signers of U.S. Constitution are proof.

September 17 was the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Urging members of Congress yet again to make transportation infrastructure investment …

July 28, 2016
Regulatory Outrreach

Regulatory Outreach

Resisting the tides of regulatory overreach.

TMAW program is a driving force on the national level.

Federal regulations are continually being introduced that are often unwarranted and injurious to the transportation construction industry. This is particularly true for an outgoing …

July 28, 2016
OSHA Regulations

OSHA Silica Regulations

New silica exposure regulations causing industry concern.

ARTBA joins lawsuit in federal court to challenge validity.

Transportation construction industry concerns about the new OSHA silica exposure regulations include the feasibility of testing within a continually changing jobsite environment, in addition …

July 26, 2016
President's Letter

President’s Message

A renewed sense of synergy on multiple levels:

Michael D. D’Ambra CIRI President

Continuing to build on an inspiring year.

The passage of the RhodeWorks program in early February was a milestone moment. For the first time in Rhode Island’s …

July 15, 2016
PAC Support

PAC Funding Appeal

What election season really means for our members:

It’s time to support the CIRI Political Action Committee.

First Vice President, Stephen A. Cardi II, speaking to the need for members to support the CIRI PAC at our 2016 Spring Dinner …

July 15, 2016
Safety Week Recap

Safety Week Recap

Safety awareness/training kicks off active spring season.

Peter Robbins, Director of Safety for D’Ambra Construction and Chairman of the CIRI Safety/EEO/Training Committee.

CIRI-led effort coincides with National Safety Week.

National Safety Week, which takes place annually the first week in …

July 15, 2016
ARTBA Regional Meeting

ARTBA Regional Conference

ARTBA Northeast Regional Meeting held in Providence.

CIRI was co-sponsor for annual two-day event.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) conducts a series of annual regional meetings, which are valuable opportunities for transportation construction professionals to network and …

July 15, 2016
Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Awards

2016 Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships awarded.

Six students honored at CIRI Annual Spring Dinner Meeting.

Shown here at the scholarships presentation are: (front row) Regina Collari, Hannah Grivers and Audra Ravenelle; (back row) Michael D. D’Ambra, CIRI president, Conor Blomquist, …

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