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  • Stormwater project costs $2 million more than expected

    Stormwater project costs $2 million more than expected
    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...
  • Sullivan Canyon neighbors sue over hillside homes

    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-...
  • Ironworkers boss convicted of overseeing vandalism, violence

    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...
  • Workers will get backpay for Windsor school construction

    Workers will get backpay for Windsor school construction
    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...
  • Palm Beach County to help companies pay for new employees

    Palm Beach County to help companies pay for new employees
    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,...
  • Allentown and Bethlehem vie for new PPL spinoff

    Allentown and Bethlehem vie for new PPL spinoff
    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...
  • Most U.S. metro areas see gains in construction jobs

    Most U.S. metro areas see gains in construction jobs
    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...
  • Expiring terrorism insurance program alarms Md. industries

    Expiring terrorism insurance program alarms Md. industries
    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...
  • UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature

    UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature
    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...
  • Construction training and apprenticeship programs grow as worker demand heats up

    Construction training and apprenticeship programs grow as worker demand heats up
    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...
  • Causeway Lumber Co. still building after 75 years

    Causeway Lumber Co. still building after 75 years
    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...