Leadership Insights

Construction Industry: Be ready to respond to the infrastructure investment plan

President Biden is set to sign the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill on Nov. 15, 2021. This investment in our nation’s infrastructure is expected to spur widespread economic recovery by investing in new construction and improvements to roads, bridges, and highways.

Funds will soon be flowing to state-run agencies to make much-needed improvements. Authorities say projects will be awarded based on ability to strengthen the economy and improve public safety. There will be a mix of shovel-ready and longer-term projects awarded funding.

President Biden’s infrastructure bill has already been a boon to construction firms. Share prices are on the rise and smart companies are getting resources in place to take advantage of the impending opportunity.

Construction firms know all too well, the level of detail and number of people involved in responding to RFQs and RFPs from state agencies is onerous. Responses take a tremendous amount of time to develop, are costly and complicated. In anticipation of the need to respond quickly to a barrage of new opportunities, it’s important to anticipate areas of need now and consider outsourcing components of the response as much as possible. Focus on doing what you do best, outsource the rest.

One area ripe for outsourcing is safety. State road and bridge projects will require a plan for safety to direct traffic, prevent traffic from entering work areas, and protect equipment and materials.

Summit Off-Duty Services has supported construction projects across the nation. We know the rules, regulations and requirements regulating traffic control safety in each state. We will partner with you to provide an accurate cost estimate for project proposals and make it easy for you to keep traffic flowing and employees safe.

By partnering with experts in the field, you improve your chances of creating a more substantial, smart, and strategic response that stands out with reviewers. Rely on partners who are experienced doing non-construction components of the project so you can focus on winning jobs, building your company, and putting Americans back to work.