White House plans virtual infra summit

The White House is to host a virtual infrastructure summit this week that will consider issues including the impact of inflation and appropriate risk management strategies for projects.

The Accelerating Infrastructure Summit on October 13 will bring together a number of major public sector officials, including current president and vice president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Shawn Wilson (secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development) and Roger Millar (secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation).

Among the discussions, which are focused on making the most of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, will be topics such as how rising inflation is affecting investment, as well as considering how contracts can be structured to help keep budgets under control.

The event will begin at 8:30am. To register, click here.