Author Archives: Bill Reinhardt

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Public-Private Partnership Market Sags Under Trump

by William G. Reinhardt, Editor At recent meetings in Washington, D.C. construction industry CEO’s and the heads of three major P3 developers spoke alarmingly about the slow pace of deal flow and the dim prospects for repopulating the new business … Continue reading

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Concern Grows Over Weak U.S. Deal Flow

At recent meetings in Washington, D.C. construction industry CEO’s and the heads of three major P3 developers spoke alarmingly about the slow pace of deal flow and the dim prospects for repopulating the new business pipeline during the next few … Continue reading

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Spain Unveils A Priority P3 Highway Program

Backed by EU infrastructure funds, Spain has unveiled a Euro 5-billion (US$5.7 billion) P3 highway modernization program known as Plan de Inversión Extraordinaria de Carreteras (PIC). Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy launched the “special priority” program, declaring that Spain had … Continue reading

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P3 Lite: The DBF Train Has Left the Station

The pushback on full DFBOM concessions will lead to more DBF projects, says Matt Walsh, co-chairman of Walsh Construction. “Like design-build, this train has left the station,” he says “and it’s going to pick up speed.” Tom Mulvihill agrees. As … Continue reading

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Value for Money Studies A Two-Edged Sword

P3 proponents are split on whether USDOT’s Build America Bureau’s (BAB) role in helping to standardize and promote the use of Value for Money studies to evaluate the benefits of alternative delivery of large projects. Some see VfM as an … Continue reading

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P3—The Contractor’s View

The Beaver Excavating Co. is a 30% partner with Dragados on a $430-million design-build contract for Ohio DOT’s Portsmouth Bypass P3 project. It is ODOT’s largest contract, and Beaver’s first P3. Three strong teams bid and the $557-million DBFOM project … Continue reading

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Delaney Runs For President

Rep. John Delaney, who has been a strong campaigner for new funding for infrastructure, will give up his House seat in Maryland and run for President in 2020. Delaney is a moderate Democrat who led a publicly traded company before … Continue reading

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How To Overcome Toll Opposition

Cherian George, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, asks: “What is the solution for managing tolling in the U.S.? Part of it could rest with taking business decisions out of the hands of politicians and devolving authority to the lowest level, i.e. … Continue reading

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Federal INFRA Grants Aim At Performance-Based Contracting

Though it doesn’t specify P3 delivery, a renamed discretionary grants program at USDOT, now called Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, or INFRA, could generate private projects. The program’s goal is to incentivize performance-based delivery, leverage nonfederal dollars, streamline permitting, and other … Continue reading

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Trump Announces Another Infrastructure Advisory Committee

The White House issued an executive order on July 19 to formally establish a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure composed of private sector appointees who will have until December 2018 to make recommendations on a wide range of infrastructure issues, … Continue reading

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