The US Infrastructure Advantage

The United States once had an infrastructure system that was the envy of the world, but now a new report makes the case for how to move infrastructure forward—and this will impact how construction companies build these projects in the months ahead.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage, a report that outlines steps lawmakers should take to reclaim the country's infrastructure advantage. Currently ranked 11th in the world in infrastructure competitiveness, equipment manufacturers believes it is essential to modernize and rebuild America's core infrastructure network in order to retain the United States' position as the world's strongest economy.

A case has been made for a U.S. infrastructure system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, provides connectivity between and within rural and urban America; and fosters strong economic growth and robust job creation.

There are five key steps that policymakers and infrastructure stakeholders can use to ensure that policy proposals help reclaim the U.S. infrastructure advantage. They are as follows: a focus on networks and systems, maximizing the use of smart technology, ensuring a rural-urban connectivity, expediting project delivery, and providing adequate and reliable resources.

As these types of projects continue to move forward, construction companies will be tasked with building a more modern infrastructure, all while leveraging the latest technology at the construction jobsite. Now is the time to rebuild, and construction will play a key role in creating a smarter and more sustainable infrastructure.


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