CBCTC Career Fair
On Thursday, March 7 the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council (CBCTC) held an apprenticeship fair at Max Hayes High School.
Union construction apprenticeship programs allow men and women, regardless of race, the ability to develop and hone skills needed to become a highly trained and highly skilled journeymen, while...
Cleveland Contractors Face Worker Shortage As Construction Backlog Builds
The temperature is below freezing at a construction site in downtown Cleveland. That’s where workers from a company called Donley’s are pouring concrete for The Lumen, a 34-story apartment tower project that began in Fall 2018.
At his office in Cleveland, CEO Mac Donley says that when the weather turns warm...
New nuCLEus plan is scaled-back version of original design
By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Plain Dealer
After numerous stops and starts, the much-anticipated nuCLEus project in downtown Cleveland is again moving forward, but this time in a scaled-down version.
New renderings for the project planned for the city’s Gateway District were filed with the city late Thursday afternoon.
Beige Book Comments Relevant to US Construction and in OH, Western PA, Eastern KY and Part of WV
The “Beige Book” is a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, which are referenced by the name of their headquarters cities. The latest Beige Book (https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/BeigeBook_20190306.pdf), issued March 6, is based on information...
How to Effectively Manage an Underperforming Subcontractors
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
When a subcontractor doesn't perform according to the terms of its contract, it can often can turn a general contractor's or owner's experience of a great project from dream to nightmare.
In the execution of many construction projects, subs provide the bulk of the labor and materials...
Columbus Developer Buys Cleveland Land, Plans Apartments
By Stan Bullard, Senior Reporter/Real Estate for Crain's Cleveland Business.
Casto, the Columbus-based real estate developer and owner, just took a key step — buying the land — in its quest to build a five-story apartment building in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood. Through CLE Dexter Purchaser...
Ohio City Could Score Tallest Timber Frame Building in U.S. in 2021
Written by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
The record may not last long, but Cleveland will have special bragging rights as long as it does. Come 2021, it appears the city will be home to the tallest timber-frame building in the U.S. - the 10-story office tower planned for the $175 million Market Square project in Ohio City....
Ambitious Pittsburgh Airport Plan Offers Lessons for Cleveland Hopkins
By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
An architecturally ambitious makeover planned for Pittsburgh International Airport aims to burnish the city’s image as a center of high-tech innovation rebounding after decades of industrial decline.
The $1.1 billion project, unveiled Wednesday, offers a point of comparison and lessons...
Region's Infrastructure Barely Makes a Passing Grade
News article was written by Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business.
The infrastructure of the five northernmost counties of Northeast Ohio got a D+ grade on a report card from the Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
That harsh assessment, though, duplicates the grade the national ASCE...
The Epic Rise of Industrialized Construction
News article is by Danielle Dy Buncio, Founder & CEO, Viatechnik, Building Design & Construction
The construction industry is facing colliding forces that render our current trajectory wasteful, inefficient, and unsustainable. These include a widespread skilled labor shortage and industry productivity rates that...