| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
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,"...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:49 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:14 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:20 PM
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...
| 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...