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.

On March 24, (OSHA) issued new regulations to significantly tighten the existing federal standard for allowable worker exposure to crystalline silica dust: a basic …

July 26, 2016
President's Letter

President’s Message

A renewed sense of synergy on multiple levels:

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 history, the transportation construction industry …

July 15, 2016
Safety Week Recap

Safety Week Recap

Safety awareness/training kicks off active spring season.

CIRI-led effort coincides with National Safety Week.

National Safety Week, which takes place annually the first week in May, has become a key tradition for the construction industry. Again in 2016, CIRI sponsored …

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.

Marking the sixth year of its scholarship program, CIRI has awarded $2,500 to each of six students to apply to their college studies. Since its …

June 30, 2016
ARTBA Outlook

ARTBA Outlook

Transportation funding outlook brightens on both federal and state levels.

ARTBA’s Alison Black and RIDOT Director Alviti featured at May 25 event at Alpine CC.

During the first six months of 2016, major funding commitments by the U.S. Congress and …

June 30, 2016
RhodeWorks Report

RhodeWorks Report

RIDOT releases first RhodeWorks quarterly report.

New focus on increased accountability and transparency is evident in expanded format.

RIDOT Construction Contracts To Be Advertised: FFY 2016 4th Quarter (7/1 through 9/30) Project Expected Award Value ($M) Providence River Pedestrian Bridge…

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