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  • L.A., Santa Monica buildings may sit atop quake faults

    The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the last decade have approved more than a dozen construction projects on or near two well-known faults without requiring seismic studies to determine if the buildings could be destroyed in an earthquake,...
  • Stadium deaths shine a spotlight on Brazil's World Cup preparations

    SAO PAULO, Brazil — When two workers were crushed by a crane in late November on the construction site of the Sao Paulo stadium due to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the tragedy led to investigations of working conditions and the...
  • Board should get expert guidance on roof project

    Q: Our condominium association plans to tear off and replace the roofs of our 12-building complex. Instead of the board retaining an architect to prepare bid specifications, the board gave a set of goals to three contractors and allowed each contractor to...
  • New home construction reaches pre-recession levels in La Grange

    New home construction reaches pre-recession levels in La Grange
    Eleven single-family homes were built in La Grange in 2013, a number that puts the village in line with pre-recession, pre-boom days of steady growth, community development officials said. "These numbers, if you look back in history, are the norm,"...
  • Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge

    Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge
    The order issued by city engineers was formal and clear: demolish the 76-year-old Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge by early spring, clearing the way for completion of a new bridge across the Los Angeles River. The order came after the Los Angeles City...
  • Highland Park moves senior living facility project forward

    Highland Park moves senior living facility project forward
    A proposed 89-unit assisted living facility cleared another hurdle before the Highland Park plan commission recently, despite continued resident complaints that their scenic neighborhood would be disrupted by noise, traffic and an obstructed view of a...
  • New Trier school district to issue bonds to pay for projects

    New Trier school district to issue bonds to pay for projects
    In anticipation of the summer construction season, officials at New Trier Township High School District 203 are planning to issue $4.2 million in bonds to finance projects planned for the Northfield and Winnetka campuses. Cheryl Witham, assistant...
  • California defends spending strategy for bullet train in court

    California bullet train officials argued in a Sacramento courtroom Friday that they can legally tap federal money to start construction without relying on state funds now at issue in a lawsuit. Property owners and government officials in Kings County...
  • Miffed L.A. Council approves changes to over-budget port project

    Miffed L.A. Council approves changes to over-budget port project
    The Los Angeles City Council signed off Tuesday on major changes to a harbor construction project whose cost doubled in four years, with lawmakers criticizing port executives for failing to consult the council sooner. Councilman Joe Buscaino, whose...
  • As projects ramp up, skilled construction workers in short supply

    As projects ramp up, skilled construction workers in short supply
    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...
  • Housing data boost U.S. outlook

    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...