Rebuilding Our Nation’s Infrastructure at Scale
As an owner or sector leader, you’re aware that significant change and challenges lie ahead for infrastructure projects. Rebuilding our roads, transit systems and more is necessary to meet our current and future needs while supporting a sustainable environment.
The Biden administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, now labeled the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL), aims to fund major infrastructure projects from California to Maine, creating new jobs and opportunities for everyone who touches infrastructure in the United States.
With these infrastructure opportunities, however, comes a massive surge in capital funding—and with it, the need for construction owners to employ new technologies and solutions to handle the expected doubling or tripling of their capital improvement plan budgets.
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Whether you are a city engineer or an organization’s comptroller, you will find operational challenges as funding recipients are facing more scrutiny to deliver:
- Efficiency and value for infrastructure-related work
- Complete transparency in the stewardship of infrastructure funds
- Proof of job creation, socioeconomic impact and sustainability success
- Accountability for every infrastructure project task, dollar and outcome
Tackling infrastructure assets requires tracking allocation of funds, real-time project-status updates, cost controls, document management, and stringent data security. How you manage and execute your projects going forward will be quite different from how you’ve done them in the past.
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e-Builder Enterprise is designed for owners like you to manage the funding, tracking and reporting of your infrastructure investments. By choosing e-Builder Enterprise, the trusted software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for owners, you are joining organizations that have managed tens of thousands of projects valued at over $1 trillion.
Here are some of the sectors we serve:
Transit systems across the United States are deteriorating, and agencies running their services and structures often lack the funds to keep even existing systems functioning. For the past several decades, federal funding for transit has decreased by 40% -- and our nation’s infrastructure and economies have suffered as a result.
Change is looming in city, county and state infrastructure, and officials can expect an infusion of funds along with a heightened expectation of accountability from residents, the federal government and more. Appointed and elected leaders, as well as their staff, need forward-thinking tools and processes to keep tabs on the increased volume and variety of projects that are coming in the next few years. Above all, they need the steady hand of an industry leader to guide them.
Highways, Roads and Bridges
With funding of $110 billion on the horizon, infrastructure owners will need digital technology and transparent processes to prepare for a massive influx of capital. Each highway, road or bridge construction project comes with multiple stakeholders, plus public input and expectations — all of which require the utmost visibility. This puts the onus on departments of transportation to update their technology now to get ready for what the future holds.
Water and Wastewater
There’s a tremendous opportunity to deliver water safely and efficiently to millions of Americans. New federal funding of $63 billion may help remedy dangerous and outdated water infrastructure, including replacing lead pipes that still reach 9.2 million homes in the U.S. For water/wastewater operators and municipalities of all sizes, the time is now to ensure that systems and processes are in place to manage these improvements.
Airports, Ports and Harbors
The United States has been an innovator in aviation and freight. But it doesn’t always show in our nation’s airports, ports and harbors, many of which have large backlogs of deferred maintenance and scrapped expansion plans. With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act calling for $25 billion to improve airports and $17 billion to rebuild our harbors and ports, big change may be on the horizon. It’s up to owners and operators to ensure that they have the right technology in place now to be ready for that change.
Public Utilities and Power
Citing the catastrophic Texas power outage in 2021 and more, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has included $73 billion to build a more resilient grid, lower energy bills, improve air quality and create good jobs. Much of the nation’s power infrastructure dates to the 1930s, and many key components are long past their intended 50-year lifespan. Modernization initiatives will make demands of power operators throughout the country. All will need the right plans, processes and technologies to manage these massive power projects successfully.
Additional Infrastructure Funding Resources:
- Trimble chart highlighting the Infrastructure Bill Spending by STATE
- Brookings’ federal infrastructure hub breaks down the funding by project type and agency
- The American Society of Civil Engineers has a resource to track open IIJA grants and more
- So does the Government Finance Officers Association with its Notice of Funding Opportunity tracker
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There’s No Need to Fear
e-Builder has more than 25 years of experience supporting owners like you in managing your capital improvement projects.
e-Builder Enterprise automates information handoffs between designers, contractors, consultants and owners through a best-in-class workflow engine that transforms old paper processes to digital. It also offers the industry’s most flexible project financial management solution, unifying construction costs with accounting.
- 25+ years of experience supporting owners
- $1 trillion in capital budgets
- 500 infrastructure customers in government, transportation, healthcare and education
- 24/7 customer service
- Easy integrations with seamless reporting
- Purpose-built and trusted by owners like you