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Construction of $1.3-Billion SunRail Project Finally Set to Start


After enduring Gov. Rick Scott’s suspension of contracts and consequent year-long delay to the start of construction, local, state and federal officials celebrated the survival of their prized $1.3-billion SunRail project with a project kick-off in late January. Actual const…
 

Economic Activity Improved in Most of the Nation in October

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported that its coincident regional economic activity indexes rose in 43 states in October from September. On a three-month moving average basis, 42 states showed improvement. Five states declined in October — Alaska, Indiana, Minne…
 

Contractor Survey: Work backlog rises in 2nd Quarter


The spring rise in construction work backlogs is consistent both with the small gain in spring construction spending reported by the Census Bureau and with the value of starts pickup reported by Reed Construction Data in May and June. The slimmed down contractors that surviv…
 

2010 Top contractors in Southeast states

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The Southeast Construction Insider has just issued its 2010 list of top contractors in the region based on 2009 revenue. The list is similar to the previous years with some reshuffling as usual. To access the list, just click on the link below: Top Contractors: View lis…
 

Digital solutions for construction industry

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While historically construction contractors have been a pencil, pen and paper crowd ... technology is indeed creeping into this field and even construction ‘stragglers’ are being pulled gently into the 21st century. To soften the transition, Trimble, with its Digital Pen So…
 

'The Burj Khalifa': Now tallest building in the world

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The newly christened 'tallest building in the world' is set amid an interesting contrast. While 'The Burj Khalifa (Dubai)' is a gorgeous building and the epitome of opulence, it is surrounded by failing construction development projects galore. The following video capture…
 

Hot green home markets

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The green building phenomenon is gaining in popularity, and some locations are more into it than other areas. Professional Builder magazine discusses an overview of some of the home building markets that they consider hot as far as green building activities are concerned.The…
 

2009's top 100 retail real estate owners

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The list of top retail property owners has been published by Retail Traffic magazine for some time now. The list shows the number one retail owner to be Simon Property Group of Indianapolis, IN with 262.5 million square feet of retail property and the runner-up is Gener…
 

Nonresidential Building Construction Spending Recovery Slows


Nonresidential construction spending increased 2% since January; the recovery was clearly underway for “for lease” private projects with spending up for five consecutive months although spending for institutional projects has fallen below the January level. The economic outl…
 

Single-Family Housing Starts Stumble, Multifamily Starts Improve


The long anticipated rebound in housing will have to wait awhile longer. July housing starts fell 1.5% from June to 604,000 units (seasonally adjusted at an annual rate). But as is often the case in housing starts, it is worth digging into the numbers to better understand w…
 

2010 construction volume forecast by Engineering News Record (ENR)

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National - ENR forecasts an overall improvement in the national construction outlook for 2010 of about eleven percent to a total volume of $466 billion, after three years of decline.  Most of this improvement is expected to be in the residential projects.  Other se…
 

The new tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa


Burj Khalifa "Khalifa Tower", formerly known as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft).  Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the stru…
 

“Build Now for the Future: a Blueprint for Economic Growth” report by AGC

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  Recently, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) published a report with the title “Build Now for the Future: A Blueprint for Economic Growth”, in wich they propose a plan for boosting the construction industry and by doing that creating growth in our ailin…
 

Building Design + Construction magazine's 2009 Annual Reconstruction Awards

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The construction monthly magazine Building Design + Construction published its list of its 26th annual re-construction awards in their September 2009 issue. The top winning projects have their own interesting stories in several articles in the magazine.   I thin…
 

2009 top 300 building design and construction firms

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The Building Design + Construction listed the top 300 architectural, engineering, contracting (AEC) firms for 2009 in their July 2009 issue. All these firms are ranked based upon their company billings for their own disciplines.  The lists that total 300…
 
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