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Cathy Altman and Lance Currie are partners in the Dallas office of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal. (Courtesy photos)

The presidential candidates have built very different platforms, with threats and opportunities for the construction industry in both options.

President Donald Trump’s promise of continued general deregulation across industries, and specifically his planned streamlining of environmental approvals, will be viewed favorably by those who perceive quicker starts to projects and lower costs as a way to kick-start the economy and increase work opportunities. On the other hand, former Vice President Joe Biden’s focus on transitioning to a clean-energy economy, with investment in infrastructure to support energy-efficient transportation options, along with his proactive stance on employee protections likely appeals to companies that prioritize sustainability and emerging green technologies.

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