| 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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Residents of bucolic Sullivan Canyon in Brentwood have filed a suit against the city of Los Angeles, contending that officials violated state and local laws in approving plans to remove dozens of protected live oak and sycamore trees and build two 15,000-...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — A longtime union boss was convicted Tuesday in a racketeering case that accused him of overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation to get construction jobs for his members.
Joseph Dougherty, 73, told Ironworkers Local 401...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...