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Construction

August 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is the rare California city quickly adding housing units to the urban core. Local businesses are struggling to hang on as construction changes the fabric of the neighborhood.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
The Denver Post
July 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Following Salesforce's lead, the healthcare giant will relocate to a high-rise urban headquarters, transitioning out of seven locations it currently occupies in the East Bay.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 2, 2019, 9am PDT
Another corporate behemoth is planning a new headquarters. But this time cities won't have to compete for it. Walmart is remaining true to its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Dallas Morning News
May 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Easing ADU regulations has led to some new construction in the Twin Cities, but the additional units have made a small dent in the area’s affordable housing problem.
MinnPost
March 11, 2019, 8am PDT
The developers of the Hudson Yards development in New York want to change its deal with union employees as it moves into the second phase of construction.
Crain's New York Business
November 26, 2018, 12pm PST
As the investigation continues, cracks found in girders supporting the building do not appear to be due to a design issue.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2018, 11am PST
Environmentalists are up in arms after the loss of thousands of trees to make room for new developments in Nashville. Now a new affordable housing project could be the demise of the city's largest tree.
Tennessean
October 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Scaffolding and sidewalk sheds being a fixture of life in NYC, the city has decided to let artists do their thing with all that blank canvas.
ArtNet News
October 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
The final height of the tower that will become Detroit's tallest building may exceed 900 feet. The tower and its complex are expected to include retail, office, residential, exhibit, and event space.
Crain's Detroit Business
August 2, 2018, 7am PDT
In Washington D.C., ZIP code 20003 is split into two distinct areas: fiercely preserved Capitol Hill and the construction-heavy Capitol Riverfront. But where are rents skyrocketing, and what factors go into that equation?
Greater Greater Washington
July 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
The Seattle Times
February 22, 2018, 10am PST
Residential construction activity hummed at a higher level in January 2018 than any point in all of 2017, according to newly released federal data.
Globe St
February 11, 2018, 1pm PST
Two new reports from Rider Levett Bucknall offer a positive outlook for the construction industry.
Commercial Property Executive
January 23, 2018, 1pm PST
The economic case for investments in resilience just got a lot stronger.
Smart Cities Dive
January 8, 2018, 11am PST
Mass timber is a major structural element of an increasing number of skyscrapers, according to a CTBUH survey; now, the fire codes just have to follow.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 12, 2017, 8am PST
Last year more than 9,000 sidewalk sheds dotted New York streets, protecting public safety and inspiring universal frustration.
Yahoo Finance
December 11, 2017, 9am PST
As the state's worst wildfire season ever refuses to end, an analyst from UCLA considers how land use and building codes determine the location and extent of the damage.
The Conversation
March 11, 2017, 5am PST
Slated for the site of the late Hudson's department store, Dan Gilbert's mixed-use mecca and its glassy 734-foot tower would symbolize Detroit's rebirth, in downtown at least.
Detroit Free Press