| 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.
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Isle of Wight County Schools will pay backpay for hundreds of workers on a school construction job in Windsor who were shorted after the school system failed to include federal wage requirements in contract documents.
The move comes seven months after...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Construction costs for a stormwater improvement project in the northwest section of Winnetka came in at about $2 million more than what was originally estimated, staff members told the village council at a recent meeting.
The council voted unanimously...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:29 AM
The historic Stone Avenue train station in La Grange, which was built in 1901, has been restored to its original glory, leaving those standing near its sparkling limestone archways in awe at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
The $1.1 million...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Construction jobs in Florida should grow faster than other fields through 2017, according to a forecast released Friday.
University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith expects construction jobs to grow 10.4 percent over threee yeras. Jobs in trade,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:36 PM
As South Florida’s construction business rebounds after years on its knees, Delray Beach-based Meisner Electric is looking to beef up its workforce. Currently it employs 200 electricians — average age is 40 — and with new projects on the...
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Florida led the nation in new construction jobs in October, adding 10.4 percent, or 40,100 jobs since the year before, according to the state.
The swell in construction jobs was particularly evident in South Florida. Miami-Dade County had the biggest...