MetroHealth's Critical Care Expansion Will be Ready to Handle Emergencies at 2016 RNC
By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The MetroHealth System plans to finish the 85-bed, $82 million expansion of the Critical Care Pavilion at its Main Campus in time to handle any emergencies – even big ones – that might occur during the Republican National Convention in 2016.
The facility would be ready for an event...
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The Jobs Most Likely to Make You Drink
By Christopher Ingraham - Washington Post
Drug abuse -- including and especially alcohol abuse -- costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost productivity each year.New government data released this month can now tell us exactly which industries' employees drink the most, which do the most drugs, and where employees are most likely...
Out of the Box: Modular Construction Matures
By Brendan Manley
GLOBAL REPORT—Hotel brands and developers are finding compelling advantages to using the latest forms of modular construction for new projects, whether it’s implementing just bathroom “pods” or pre-fabricating the entire guestroom.
And with means for the shipping/transport of pre-built units ever expanding,...
Akron Kicking Off Contest to Name the City’s Tunnel-Boring Machine
Beacon Journal Staff Report
Akron is holding a contest for residents to name the tunnel-boring machine that will excavate a giant 6,000-foot-long sewer tunnel under downtown Akron.
According to tunneling tradition, a tunneling machine cannot start work until a name is given.
The machine is traditionally named after a woman as...
Morningstar Relatively Bullish on Highway Trust Fund and Road, Bridge Construction Through 2024
By Jennifer Hicks
General consensus in the building industry predicts high-single-digit to low-double-digit growth for nonresidential construction over the next few years, but Kristoffer Inton, a basic materials analyst with Morningstar and Daniel Rohr, a director at the same company, disagree. The authors of “U.S. Nonresidential...
U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008
Payrolls rebounded in April following an even bigger setback a month earlier than previously estimated, a sign companies are confident the U.S. economy will reboot after stagnating early this year. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent.
The 223,000 net increase in employment followed an 85,000 gain in March that was the smallest...
Dominion Resources to Spend $11 Billion on Virginia Projects in Next Six Years
By John Ramsey, Richmond Times-Dispatch
The top executive at Dominion Resources Inc. this morning will outline plans for the company to invest more than $11 billion in Virginia between now and 2020.
The planned spending, which company representatives say will create thousands of jobs and expand opportunities for the state to attract...
OSHA Leader Visits Northeast Ohio, Stresses Transparency
By Dan Shingler
The nation's top workplace safety official was in town last week and said the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration soon will make public reports of workplace accidents — and already this year has begun to implement new reporting requirements for serious accidents.
But he is far from satisfied that...
Le Meridien Hotel Lawsuit Raises Questions about Status of Downtown Cleveland Project
By Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A group of local investors in the Le Meridien hotel project in downtown Cleveland has sued the developer, in a case that raises questions about the viability of a slow-going makeover on Euclid Avenue.
Seven East Side residents collectively put up $900,000 for the project...