November 8, 2017

Spring Dinner Meeting recap

Highway funding and safety regs are topics at CIRI Spring Dinner Meeting.

Allison Klein of ARTBA and Michael Gross of OSHA were featured speakers at May 24 event.

The FAST Act, the first long-term funding bill for surface transportation in …

November 8, 2017

Safety program gearing up

CIRI safety program gearing up for winter season.

Free training/seminars again planned for CIRI members.

For our member companies, the less-active winter season is an opportune time for employees to expand their knowledge and obtain key certifications. For the 2017-2018 …

November 8, 2017

Scholarship Awards

2017 Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships awarded.

Six students honored at CIRI Annual Spring Dinner Meeting.

Marking the seventh year of its scholarship program, CIRI has awarded $3,500 — increased this year from the previous $2,500 amount — to each of …

November 8, 2017

RIDOT Program Update Q3

RhodeWorks Q3 report details April-June progress.

RIDOT expects $238M in total awards by end of FFY 2017.

On July 28, RIDOT issued its latest quarterly report documenting progress made by the RhodeWorks program during the third quarter of federal fiscal …

November 8, 2017
President's Letter

President’s Message

Some parting thoughts at the end of my term.

The past four years have been an exciting period of post-recession rebirth for our industry. The process of helping to lead CIRI during this period has been both exciting and extremely …

November 8, 2017

John Everson tribute

John E. Everson [1952-2017]

In tribute to a limitless spirit for exploration and achievement.

On July 13, longtime CIRI board member John Everson was the victim of a fatal plane crash, while flying solo over the woods of Winchester, NH. …

November 8, 2017

Construction Career Days

Showing RI students the possibilities in construction.

RhodeWorks Construction Career Days at URI supported by CIRI.

The annual RhodeWorks Construction Career Days event, conducted by the URI Transportation Center, has become a valuable workforce development tool for the state’s transportation …

November 8, 2017

BOLD Act Generating Interest

BOLD Act proposed by ARTBA generating interest in Washington.

Comprehensive user-based funding model built on industry consensus.

Considering the political turmoil and competing interests in Washington, a trillion-dollar federal infrastructure initiative isn’t liable to be passed any time soon. As …

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

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

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:

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 enhance the services we provide …

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 …

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