Apartment Building Proposal for Cleveland's Flats
Michelle Jarboe of The Plain Dealer reports on a proposed residential construction project for the west bank of the Flats:
Downtown Ventures LLC has a contract to buy 2208-2210 Superior Viaduct, a two-story building wedged between the old bridge and Washington Avenue. Documents submitted to the City of Cleveland show a 64-...
Cleveland's Plan to Sell Undeveloped Land in Eastern Suburbs
Jay Miller of Crain's Cleveland Business explains a plan currently in review by Cleveland City Council, regarding the sale of undeveloped land in the eastern suburbs:
The Jackson administration has proposed legislation that would allow the city to sell its undeveloped land in Chagrin Highlands rather than lease it to developers...
Virtual Reality in Construction
Kim Slowey of Construction Dive discusses developments in virtual construction technology:
...as virtual reality technology becomes more widely available, the most exciting advancements will come as users define, and redefine, their own needs and use the technology in new ways."
401(k) Plans Improving Over Time
Ciuni & Panici report on recent 401(k) plan improvements:
If it's been a while since you examined your company 401(k) plan for quality and competitiveness, you may want to take a look."
Construction Labor Shortage
AGC SmartBrief brings us a summary of a report by Builder Online:
Concrete workers, carpenters and sheet metal finishers are in short supply, according to a report by HomeAdvisor that drew on statistics from the Associated General Contractors of America. Part of the reason for the dearth is a lack of vocational training in the...
Construction Data Reported by AGC
AGC DataDIGest assesses recently reported construction statistics:
Useful perspective is made possible by looking at 12-month moving totals... For the 12 months ending January 2016, total construction starts were up 6%, due to this pattern by sector—residential building, up 15%; nonresidential building, down 7%; and...
Funding for Cleveland Development
Douglas J. Guth of Fresh Water reports on the status of funding requests for several Cleveland projects:
This year's capital bill could include up to $100 million for community projects which by law must involve real estate or capital investment and have some connection to state government. GCP's suggested improvements...
Congratulations to Wes Hansen - Industry Professional of the Year
The Cleveland Engineering Society will be presenting awards at the March 3rd conference. Wes Hansen, Albert M. Higley Company, will be inducted into the CES Hall of Fame as the Industry Professional of the Year.
The Hall of Fame award is presented to an engineer and/or other design/construction professional for the purpose of...
Infrastructure Spending at 30-Year Low
The Fiscal Times reports on the current lack of infrastructure funding in state and local governments:
A new report this week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities warns that state and local spending on infrastructure – including schools and wastewater treatment plants as well as highways and bridges –...