November 14, 2022

Social Media Preview

Amping up the effort to attract new workers.

CIRI to promote heavy/highway opportunities via social media.

Earlier this year, the CIRI Careers Video was created to promote the work opportunities and career potential presented by the heavy and highway construction …

November 14, 2022

Spring Dinner Meeting recap

RI economy re-emergence was key topic at CIRI Spring Dinner Meeting.

House Speaker Joe Shekarchi was featured at June 2 event.

At our annual Spring Dinner Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, the main theme was the re-emergence of …

November 13, 2022

URI Field Visits 2022

Field visits by URI CVE students.

CIRI member companies continue annual tradition.

On April 27 and May 2, junior-year Civil Engineering (CVE) students from the University of Rhode Island participated in annual spring visits at CIRI member companies. The host …

November 13, 2022

RITRC RI 35th Transportation Forum

Transportation forum celebrates 30th anniversary of the RITRC.

CIRI was a sponsor for 35th annual event at URI on October 28.

Co-hosted by RIDOT and the RI Transportation Research Center (RITRC), the one-day Rhode Island Transportation Forum was created by …

November 13, 2022

RWU Heavy Highway Team Preview

RWU heavy/highway team competing in ASC regional event.

CIRI supported team looking to extend history of successes.

The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 1 competition is a valuable test of skills and endurance for Construction Management students. CIRI provides …

November 13, 2022

Legislative Watch 2022

Legislative Watch

Bills of interest passed in the 2022 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 2022 General Assembly sessions, CIRI’s efforts again …

November 13, 2022

IIJA Monitoring

Monitoring the IIJA process for effective implementation.

ARTBA engaging with Biden administration on regulatory details.

Allocation of funding for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is just the first step toward effective implementation. Throughout 2022, ARTBA leaders have been …

November 13, 2022

President’s Message

Addressing the varied needs of our membership at all levels.

The volume of infrastructure projects in Rhode Island is at an all-time high. This presents outstanding opportunities along with substantial challenges. With this in mind, CIRI is undertaking several important …

November 11, 2022

RI Food Bank 2022 appeal

Your generosity has helped nourish hundreds of neighbors.

Help CIRI answer the call again in 2022.


In December 2021, with the help of our members, CIRI was able to raise over 1,000 pounds of food and over $8,000 in …

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 …

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