How the next president will impact construction

Construction Dive’s Emily Peiffer asks leading construction industry professionals how Trump vs. Clinton will affect infrastructure and housing construction.

With the presidential election less than a week away, American voters are preparing to make their final decision at the ballot box between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Regardless of the winner, one major question remains: How will the next president impact the construction industry?

Both candidates have emphasized the need for boosting infrastructure investment during their campaigns, but experts have criticized the plans for lacking detail. Housing issues have received even less attention during this election cycle, as economic policy hasn’t seen as much play amid the seemingly endless stream of controversies throughout the campaign. And, of course, even with promises to change policy and pass new legislation, the likelihood that the next administration will easily implement significant reform isn’t high.

Click here to learn more about each candidate’s proposals that would affect construction, as well as industry experts’ take on the different approaches.