| Nov 24, 2013
With many once-stalled construction projects coming online now in South Florida, industry managers are wary of a growing shortage of skilled workers.
"We're starting to feel it now and it's slowly going to get worse," said Jon Tori, senior vice...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Home prices across the U.S. are showing signs of slower growth, but a recent upswing in new construction plans is injecting the market with optimism that the housing recovery has more momentum left.
Building permits for new homes jumped 6.2% in...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Donald Trump has settled a lawsuit with more than 100 would-be condo buyers who lost millions of dollars when a Trump-branded luxury condominium project in Baja California failed.
Bart Ring and Daniel King, attorneys who represented the buyers, declined...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:52 AM
U.S. construction spending rose 0.8% in October from the month before, the fastest pace in more than four years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday.
Overall construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth.
"It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City.
Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Donald Trump has continued his quest for world golf domination by purchasing Turnberry Resort, the iconic Scottish course that is part of the British Open rotation.
Trump told Golf.com he has no plans to change the course, known for its trademark...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote.
The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The number of building permits issued in the Southland jumped 44% last year, though they still remain well below pre-recession levels.
There were 25,198 units of housing permitted in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, according to figures out Thursday...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:45 PM
When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The healthier housing market and a slew of city towers going up are brightening job prospects for construction workers in California.
Employment in commercial and residential construction grew by 2,400 in March, according to Labor Department data...