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  • Los Angeles turns to city veteran to run building department

    Los Angeles turns to city veteran to run building department
    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...
  • SoCal building permits bounce back in 2013 but still below past highs

    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...
  • Brazil protest gains supporters after police crackdown

    Brazil protest gains supporters after police crackdown
    A police crackdown in the northeastern Brazil city of Recife has generated support for protesters occupying land in a historic area to try to stop a high-rise development project. Many people, including rights activists, said police used excessive force...
  • Downtown L.A. building boom stretching west of financial district

    Downtown L.A. building boom stretching west of financial district
    The downtown Los Angeles building boom is spreading outward. Construction has begun on a 648-unit apartment complex just west of the financial district, in yet another example of downtown's resurgence expanding beyond the neighborhood's traditional...
  • Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway

    Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway
    While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...
  • Construction employment remains strong in May in Southern California

    Construction employment remains strong in May in Southern California
    The construction rebound continued to boost job growth in Southern California in May. The number of people working in construction in metro Los Angeles has grown by 10%, or 11,100 jobs, in the last year, according to an analysis of Labor Department data...
  • Hopeful But Wary: Will Promising Signs For Home Construction Fizzle Once Again?

    Hopeful But Wary: Will Promising Signs For Home Construction Fizzle Once Again?
    PLAINVILLE — Home builder Johnny Carrier savors the nail gun's staccato tap-tap as two workers finish piecing together two-by-fours at Samuel's Crossing near the Plainville-Farmington line. Carpenters hoist up the wall frame for the colonial,...
  • Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

    It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
  • Americans' urge for big houses returns: Square footage at record high

    Americans' urge for big houses returns: Square footage at record high
    The big house is back. The average square footage of a new house built last year set an all-time record, according to new figures out Monday from the Census Bureau. After shrinking for a few years during the housing downturn, home size has surged in...
  • Hollywood project not on fault, developer's experts say

    Geology and engineering experts hired by the developer of a proposed 16-story Hollywood development say there is no active earthquake fault under the property. The report's conclusions challenge a draft map released by the California Geological Survey...
  • Two-year construction project on I-95 in Baltimore begins

    Two-year construction project on I-95 in Baltimore begins
    A major construction project on Interstate 95, set to begin Sunday, will impact traffic in Baltimore for the next two years — shifting and narrowing lanes and forcing ramp closures and detours. The $66 million project to remove and replace the...