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POSTPONED: Construction Academy | State of Infrastructure: National and Regional Outlook

January 13, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. MT


E-Center at The Esplanade
2501 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Construction & Design 

This event has been postponed until further notice.

What are the major influences impacting the state of our national and regional infrastructure, and how will the new federal infrastructure program impact those influences? Join our panelists for an in-person discussion as they take a deep dive into the factors that make the most impact.


  • Current infrastructure needs (e.g., deferred maintenance, increased demand due to population growth, etc.) and how they will be addressed
  • An outlook for Arizona and the metro Phoenix area
  • The recently approved infrastructure legislation will introduce over $1 trillion into various aspects of the U.S. economy, from transportation to clean energy and broadband; we will discuss how this investment is expected to impact public-private partnerships (P3s) and other project delivery opportunities. How will these funds be allocated amongst various projects in Arizona?
  • How procurement and finance will address infrastructure needs and how those fit into the new infrastructure package in both the short and long-term
  • Legal considerations for public procurement issues, including licensing, potential eligibility, programming, joint venturing and mentoring programs, bid submissions and consideration, zoning, contracting, minority participation and wage requirements

Julian Anderson, President, Rider Levett Bucknall
Josh Grabel, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Dallas Hammit, Deputy Director for Transportation/State Engineer, Arizona Department of Transportation

Charles Renner, Partner, Husch Blackwell

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Registration
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Program
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. - Reception

Who Should Attend
CEOs, CFOs and in-house counsel; contractors; specialty contractors; subcontractors; engineers, architects and designers; general counsel; lenders; presidents and vice presidents; and real estate developers and investors.

Attendee Personal Accountability Commitment
Husch Blackwell is committed to the well-being of our attendees, staff and vendors by producing a safe, inclusive and positive event experience.

  • Husch Blackwell’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy requires all event attendees and vendors to be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks beyond receiving your final vaccination.
  • We ask all attendees to self-evaluate their health status prior to attending and stay home if sick.
  • The CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission
  • Please adhere to social distancing protocols while at the event.
  • Contact event organizers if you feel unwell at any time during the event or if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after the event. This will initiate confidential contact tracing.
  • Due to evolving federal, state and local rules, restrictions, orders and guidance, we will adapt our procedures and communicate updates to this policy as applicable.
  • By registering to attend the event you agree to comply with Husch Blackwell’s Attendee Personal Accountability Commitment as listed above.