| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:40 AM
U.S. construction spending in July rose 0.6% from the month before, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion. That's the best performance since June 2009, the government said Tuesday.
The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:44 AM
A gas leak caused by a construction company hitting a gas main caused the evacuation of nearby parts of the University of Illinois at Chicago for about half an hour this morning, officials said.
A construction company hit a natural gas main at 900 W....
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:58 PM
For Maryland's building industry, the good times may be coming back.
The construction sector, which has been in the tank for the better part of five years, is on the verge of receiving a sizable infusion of money from recent decisions in Annapolis....
| May 1, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Driven by demand in multi-unit housing, construction employment rose in 152 metro areas since March 2012, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Associated General Contractors Assn.
But the employment gains have been uneven.
| May 18, 2013
Although Maryland has handed out five casino operating licenses, the state is entering uncharted territory with the allocation of its sixth.
For the first time, there's real competition. Three serious operators submitted bids to run a casino in Prince...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso went to Annapolis last year seeking approval for a bold $2 billion plan to replace many of the city system's crumbling buildings. The idea didn't even make it out of committee.
Prospects still looked bleak in...
| May 20, 2013
The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators.
The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:41 AM
A Southern California-based construction company is mourning the loss of its chief executive and his son, a senior project engineer, who were believed to have been killed in a jet crash at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday.
In a statement to The Times,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Construction spending in August rose to the highest level in more than four years, growing 0.6% over July, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Led by private residential building, construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...