The time to rebuild America’s infrastructure is now. We can’t afford anything less if we want a safe, vibrant economy.
The demand for energy keeps growing. The infrastructure we need to deliver it is falling behind, and engineers only give the system a “D+” rating. More than 640,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in our power grids are at full capacity. A large percentage of our high-pressure natural gas transmission lines are over 40 years old, leaving them vulnerable to catastrophic failures. And over ten years, weather-related outages, coupled with aging infrastructure, cost the U.S. economy almost $33 billion.
Building Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is going up brick-by-brick, built by the more than 800 tradesmen and women working six days a week on the project all year round. But just how many bricks does it take to build the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons in the District Detroit?
IBEW Builds Historic Tunnel Project
The State Route 99 tunnel is one of Seattle’s most ambitious infrastructure projects in city history. Take an inside look at how IBEW members are working to make it happen.
Building Carl Darnall Army Medical Center
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in Texas is one of the largest projects in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) medical construction program. UA members performed all of the design-build mechanical and plumbing services for the new 947,000-square-foot hospital, as well as installation of the critical medical gas system and lifesaving fire suppression systems.
Blue Plains Tunnel, Wash., DC
LIUNA members proudly built ENR’s Project of the Year – Blue Plains Tunnel in Washington, DC. The tunnel is 24,000 feet long and will help reduce combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River.
Hoover Dam Bypass
A modern engineering marvel, the Hoover Dam Bypass is a new American landmark that rivals the world-famous dam itself. Soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River and built to withstand a 1,000 year earthquake, the four-lane, 19,000 foot long bridge is the longest single-span concrete arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. LIUNA Local 872 members performed over 500,000 man hours, of work in concrete drilling and blast work, rock scaling, securing loose rocks and removing dangerous boulders.
Keeping It Moving
IUEC Local 32 ensures that Atlanta’s airport continues to impress the millions who pass through.