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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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Employees in Construction Are Among Happiest of All Sectors, Says Survey

Excerpt of an article from Engineering News-Record: Her freshman year at Mississippi State had not gone as planned, and Holley Thomas needed something to do. Back home in Double Springs, Ala., she decided to try an automotive manufacturing and robotics curriculum at a local community college. The last of the required courses was welding, and she dreaded it. Still, it was a requirement, so she plunged in. Continue Reading

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Seattle Building Tops Its Green Goals, Makes Energy to Spare

Excerpt of an article from the Standard-Times: When the Bullitt Center opened in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood two years ago, the six-story office building was hailed as one of the greenest on the planet. Continue Reading

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Apple Hires New Peninsula General Contractor for Spaceship Building as Questions Swirl about Construction Delays

Excerpt of an article from the San Francisco Business Times: Apple Inc. is bringing on a new general contractor to finish its multi-billion-dollar “spaceship” building at Apple Campus 2, amid questions about whether the huge project remains on track for a late-2016 completion. Continue Reading

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