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10 Injured After AC Unit Falls from Crane in Midtown Manhattan

Excerpt from an article from ABC News: A large load fell from a crane on a 30-story New York City building this morning, injuring 10 people on the street below, officials said. Continue Reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Many Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 232 metropolitan areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Continue Reading

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Spikes in April

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 3.2 percent on a monthly basis in April and totaled $646.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of Census Bureau data. Spending in the nonresidential sector construction is up by 8.8 percent over the past year. Continue Reading

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Google Plans Another Glass Dome in Race for Mountain View Space

Excerpt from an article at BizJournals.com: Google Inc. is going to get to build at least one futuristic, glass-domed office project in Mountain View. Continue Reading

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U.S. Construction Spending Up 2.2 Percent in April

Excerpt from an article on Yahoo.com: U.S. construction spending climbed in April to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by healthy gains in housing, government spending and non-residential construction. Continue Reading

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Uber Is Building a Giant Glass Campus to Prove it Has Nothing to Hide

Excerpt from an article from FastDesign.com: Uber, the irresistibly convenient car service that’s notorious for dubious privacy, legal, and hiring practices, is building a new campus in San Francisco’s Mission Bay district. And in a somewhat ironic spin, its 423,000 square feet of office space feature glass walls engineered with what the architects call “maximum transparency” to blur the distinction between public and private. Continue Reading

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Developers Proposing $4 Billion Boston Garage Makeover

Excerpt of an article from the Boston Globe: Call it downtown Boston’s $4 billion garage makeover. That’s how much developers propose to spend redeveloping parking structures from North Station to Winthrop Square. They want to replace the hulking concrete eyesores with sleek new skyscrapers featuring ground-floor stores, hundreds of homes, office space, and new connections between city neighborhoods. Continue Reading

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Skyplex Project to Create 73 Percent More Jobs Than Expected

Excerpt of an article from ENR Southeast: International Drive’s Skyplex project is bumping up its job estimates again as it continues to grow in size. Continue Reading

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Porsche Design Tower Takes Elevation to Another Level

Excerpt of an article from ENR Southeast: A complex, groundbreaking automated car elevator system, situated in the center of the $560-million, 60-story Porsche Design Tower project in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., is raising the bar on “sky garage” technology, and taking its builders on a memorable journey as contractors and engineers make accommodations for the massive system. By combining high-speed- and freight-elevator concepts as part of what is believed to be the first such system for carrying cars and human passengers, the highly programmed, patented design may one day influence the development of similar projects. Continue Reading

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Nearly Three-Dozen Ironworkers, Contractors Earn STSC Certification

The Iron Workers and its labor-management arm, IMPACT, held a day-long event in April in which 33 ironworkers and contractor personnel took the Safety Trained … Continue Reading

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