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Federal Budget & Infrastructure

President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan budget deal Feb. 9 that ended the federal government’s second shut down this year and increased defense and discretionary spending by nearly $300 billion over the next two years, including $20 billion in additional funding for infrastructure.  The legislation gives congressional appropriators until March 23 to write a detailed bill […]

Welcome NEW Members

ConformaTech, Inc. is a Tucson, Arizona based geotechnical engineering, materials testing and environmental consulting firm.  ConformaTech and its predecessors have operated in Tucson for over 18 years.   Today, ConformaTech is owned and managed by four of its longtime employees. Together with a staff of technicians and support personnel, ConformaTech operates a full-service material testing and soil […]

State of the Union

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump once again called for rebuilding America’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure, a theme first sounded in his 2016 campaign.  Likewise, he once again provided few details about his plan.  “Together, we can reclaim our building heritage.  We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, […]

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Lunch with Supervisor Christy

Executive Director Ramon Gaanderse had lunch with Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy last week to discuss various topics as it relates to transportation funding.  Supervisor Christy explained where in the process his proposed regional sales tax was. This topic is still being discussed around the region through town hall meetings.  A challenge with the regional […]

Serve on the Pima County RWRD Committee

Pima County RWRD is recruiting for two members to serve on the RWRD Standards Committee.  They are looking for two stakeholders of the construction and engineering profession.  The deadline to turn in the application is February 23, 2018.  Please share with your employees.  The link to the RWRD website is provided below.  This is a […]

ARTBA Annual Bridge Report

We wanted to give you a heads up, ARTBA has released its 5th annual Bridge Conditions Report to the news media. Among the key findings in this year’s report: 54,259 out of 612,677 U.S. bridges are “structurally deficient.” Cars, trucks and buses cross these deficient bridges 174 million times daily. Average age of a structurally […]