Hemingway Development Expects to Break Ground in Spring at 12-Acre Cleveland Office Park
By Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Citing near-full space at the MidTown Tech Park, a local development team is shifting its focus to a second business-park project along the city's Health-Tech Corridor.
Hemingway Development, an arm of the Geis Cos. of Streetsboro, expects to start site work and break...
VA Loses Right to Oversee Own Construction Programs Over $100M
After some political wrangling, Congress has approved $625 million in additional spending to complete construction at the $1.675 billion Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colo. The project was originally estimated to cost $604 million and is seriously over budget. The measure contains a provision removing the VA from...
Lorain Big Dig Casts Concrete to Form Giant Underground Tube
By Richard Payerchin, The Morning Journal
Crews are casting concrete on a massive scale underneath downtown Lorain.
Work has started on pumping concrete about 114 feet underground to create the 19-foot-diameter tube that will hold Lorain’s stormwater when it overflows the city storm sewers and mixes with sanitary sewage.
Cuyahoga County Needs New Downtown Courthouse and Jail, Officials Say
By Karen Farkas, Northeast Ohio Media Group
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County officials have all but concluded that they must build a jail and courthouse in downtown Cleveland and then demolish the 40-year-old Justice Center between Lakeside and St. Clair avenues.
County Executive Armond Budish has yet to report what he wants to do...
$3.5 Million Sought From State to Finish Public Square Renovation
By Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business
Local leaders are asking the state of Ohio for $3.5 million to help complete the financing for the reconfiguration of Public Square.
In a letter released Wednesday, Sept. 30, and addressed to Gov. John Kasich, Ohio Senate president Keith Faber and state House speaker Cliff Rosenberger, the...
Fake HUBZone Contractor Gets 1 Year In Prison, $7M Fine
By Bryan Koenig, Law360
Law360, Washington (September 16, 2015, 2:00 PM ET) -- An Ohio federal court has sentenced a construction company owner to a year in prison and a $6.76 million fine for lying about where his company was based to qualify for federal contracts under Historically Underutilized Business Zone set-asides, prosecutors...
Fewer Than Half of Metros Add Construction Jobs in August; Dodge Starts, ABI Drop
By Ken Simonson, AGC Data DIGest
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased from August 2014 to August 2015 in only 163 (46%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which the BLS provides construction employment data, decreased in 153 (43) and was stagnant in 42, according to an AGC release and ...
NEO Real Estate & Construction Survey Released - Skoda Minotti
The results of Skoda Minotti’s eighth annual survey of the Northeast Ohio Real Estate and Construction industries are now available. In a word, the respondents of this year’s construction industry survey are feeling positive. The upward momentum reflected in the 2015 survey indicates that the vast majority of respondents are generally feeling...
OSHA Releases Confined Spaces In Construction Small Entity Complaince Guide
This guide is intended to help small businesses comply with the Confined Spaces standard. It addresses the most common compliance issues that employers will face and provides sufficient detail to serve as a useful compliance guide. It does not, however, describe all provisions of the standard or alter the compliance responsibilities set forth...