| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Palm Beach and Broward counties added almost 5,000 construction jobs in 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday.
Employment in the local industry hit a six-year high, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the AGC.
| Feb 2, 2015
| 11:46 AM
U.S. construction spending accelerated in December as building activity increased for new houses and government-backed highways.
The Commerce Department said Monday that construction spending rose 0.4 percent in December. Total construction spending in...
| Jan 19, 2015
HAMPTON — Need a permit for a yard sale, new shed or for home improvements? You're going to need to get it from the Hampton's Development Services Center.
The center reviews all construction plans, subdivision plans, site plans to ensure they meet...
| Dec 27, 2014
Insurance and real estate firms are scrambling to prepare for the expiration of a federal terrorism insurance program at the end of the month, warning that construction projects could be stalled and commercial loans on shopping malls, utilities and...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:59 PM
When it comes to development, Allentown and Bethlehem often have been pitted against each other.
The Lehigh Valley's two largest cities competed for a casino, baseball stadium, hockey arena, and a craft brewery that neither got.
Now the cities are the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:47 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The University of Central Florida is planning to push for $57.8 million in state funding for its proposed downtown Orlando campus this spring.
But even with the Florida Legislature's new leaders hailing from the region and backing...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:57 PM
A new building industry report found that the number of construction jobs rose in 66% of U.S. metropolitan areas for the year that ended Nov. 30, a sign that the economic recovery is spreading to that once hard-hit sector.
The Associated General...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
It doesn't take long after stepping into Scott Whiddon's office to realize that Causeway Lumber Co. is an old family business.
Walls and tables surrounding Whiddon's desk in the middle of the room are filled with color and black-and-white photos of...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 1:10 PM
More jobs could come from Palm Beach County's new taxpayer-funded incentives for businesses to hire and train local workers.
One plan encourages companies hired for county construction projects to voluntarily train a new generation of ironworkers,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:44 AM
LEESBURG — Out of work or underemployed carpenters, surveyors and others in the construction-related fields, take heart.
Job growth in the industry is gaining momentum and an upcoming Leesburg hiring event is seeking skilled workers in the trade....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Construction of the Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, Colo. — already years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget — was dealt another blow when the company building the facility was told it could walk away...