| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The legislative information office in downtown Anchorage will be getting a $44 million facelift.
The Alaska Legislature rents its current space on Fourth Avenue for about $57,000 per month.
Once construction is complete in December 2014, the square...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Building permits in October were up 6.2% from the month before, reaching 1,034,000,...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Architect Anthony Poon and developer Andrew Adler open a wire-bound inspiration notebook to a page with a series of images. The first shows an iPhone with the word “minimal” underneath. The second shows a streamlined sofa labeled “...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:55 AM
New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures.
Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday plans to propose a new “grand bargain” that would couple an overhaul of the corporate tax code with investments in road and other construction projects around the country.
In a speech in Chattanooga,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown called for a sharp increase in funding for a program to map dangerous earthquake faults in California, reviving an effort hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown's proposal caps months of debate on whether city and state...
| 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 10, 2014
| 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month.
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:18 AM
The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC), adjacent to the Towson Calvary Baptist Church, is getting more than a few upgrades to the one-car garage structure that was built in the 1930s.
Members comprising the "Builders Squad," more than 30...