It is now widely recognized that the condition of America's infrastructure is at a crisis stage, endangering the public safety, lowering U.S. economic competitiveness, and diminishing the overall quality of life. This article examines what has caused the decline in infrastructure investment and, consequently, in our quality of life. The detailed discussion covers water pollution and wastewater treatment project needs; disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste; the deterioration of public buildings; and the U.S. transportation network deterioration from aging and underinvestment, including statistics on the nation's deteriorating highways, deficient bridges, and airport congestion, and the need for expansion and modernization of the nation's ports and waterways.

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    Associated General Contractors of America

    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Brain, S M
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-40
  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM