Harvey Recovery Could Mean Labor, Lumber Shortages in Texas

By Andrea Ahles FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ If you’re planning to build a new home, be prepared to pay more and wait longer for it to be completed. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston and Beaumont with floodwaters, is expected to swamp homebuilders throughout the state as well, including in […]

Construction Begins on $3.1. Million Airport Project in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) _ An Iowa airport has begun construction on a $3.1 million project to rebuild a taxiway, repair the main runway and install new lights. Work began on the Waterloo Regional Airport project on Sept. 18, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported . The two-year project is the facility’s largest project in more than […]

Washington State Deals Blow to Plan for Coal Export Terminal

By Rachel La Corte OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state Sept. 26 because of environmental concerns. The Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit that Millennium Bulk Terminals […]

Rain, Not Wind Blamed for Falling Tarp on S Carolina Bridge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ An investigation has found a heavy rainstorm, not winds, led to the fall of a protective tarp that closed a major South Carolina bridge for more than 12 hours this summer. The Department of Transportation issued its final report on the tarp falling on Charleston’s Don Holt Bridge on Interstate 526 […]

Mortenson, Akara Partners Team Up on Home2 Suites by Hilton for Chicago’s River North

CHICAGO — In its first real estate development project in Chicago, Mortenson has teamed up with lead developer Akara Partners to design and build a $67 million extended stay hotel in River North. The hotel is being designed by Norr Architects under a design-build arrangement with Mortenson for the 17-story, 206-room Home2 Suites by Hilton […]