2015 Henry J. Sherlock Scholarships awarded.
Six students honored by recently expanded program.

Marking the fifth year of its scholarship program, CIRI has awarded $2,500 to each of six students to apply to their college studies. Formerly awarded to four recipients each year, the $15,000 in total …

Applauding the bold initiatives to transform our state:
President's Message
Our industry has endured a difficult environment for transportation infrastructure financing, while continuing to ably serve the need for ongoing road and bridge improvements …

Governor slated to address annual CIRI Fall Dinner Meeting.
Gina Raimondo will be featured speaker at November 18 event.
Governor Gina M. Raimondo, a key advocate for the revitalization of Rhode Island’s infrastructure of roads and bridges, will be the featured speaker at our upcoming annual Fall Dinner Meeting …
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Aetna Bridge wins 2014 Willis/AGC safety award.
One of 37 firms nationwide honored for exceptional safety performance.
Aetna Bridge Company of Warwick, a CIRI member company, was one of 37 firms honored with a Willis/AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award. Recognized as one of the nation's safest …

ARTBA Northeast Regional Meeting coming to Providence.
CIRI is co-sponsor for two-day December event.
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) conducts a series of annual regional meetings, which are valuable opportunities for transportation construction professionals to …

Positive signs in Congress for a longer-term solution.
Senate DRIVE Act and statement from House leaders hold promise for the fall session.
Just prior to the traditional August recess, Congress granted a last-minute extension of MAP-21 which was set to expire on July 31. The emergency extension, passed in both the House and the Senate …

Looking at viable long-term solutions for rebuilding our infrastructure.
RIDOT Director, Peter Alviti, Jr., was featured speaker at May 27 event at Alpine CC.
Like other states across the Northeast and beyond, Rhode Island is in need of viable funding solutions to rebuild its infrastructure and economy. This was the main topic of discussion at the annual …

Findings of latest TRIP report reverberate across the US.
States across the nation facing uphill battle for infrastructure improvements.
On July 23, The Road Information Program (TRIP) released a comprehensive report entitled “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother” …

Licensing for underground utility installers begins.
RI legislation passed in 2014 being put into action by CRLB.
For decades, the licensing of underground utility installers in Rhode Island — including well drillers, pump installers and drain layers — fell under the jurisdiction of local municipalities. This changed in 2014 with the passage of legislation by the General Assembly that placed licensing of these trades under the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board (CRLB).

CIRI collaborating to raise safety awareness.
Multiple training sessions held during US Industry Safety Week 2015.
To help jobsite workers from member companies to fulfill safety certification requirements, CIRI is actively participating in a collaborative training effort in conjunction with RIDOT, local union affiliates …

Helping to put construction on the career radar.
CIRI continues support of key outreach program for RI high school students.
In today’s over-communicated digital society, it isn’t easy for the construction industry to capture the interest of today’s high school students. The annual RI Construction Career Days event is a valuable outreach initiative, designed to give students a sense of the wide array of potential construction careers.

The CIRI Political Action Committee needs your support.
The CIRI Legislative Committee continues to support the Governor's RhodeWorks proposal with legislative leaders, as it is crucial to the business interests and financial success of our members …

Annual ARTBA profile explores challenges and opportunities.
Detailed RI profile included in both report and Transportation Creates Jobs microsite.
Published annually by ARTBA, the U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile is a detailed look at the current status, impacts and challenges as they relate to transportation infrastructure investment …

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 a federal priority …

Members: Send Us Your Email Addresses.
The CIRI office needs to complete its database of member email addresses — in order to send out notifications about training classes for work zone safety and other important topics …

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Rhodework Review • Fall 2015
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