Sundt Breaks Ground on Student Services Center at Golden West College

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Construction has begun for the new $24-million Student Services Center at Coast Community College District’s Golden West campus in Huntington Beach, California. As the district’s construction manager, Sundt Construction, Inc., is overseeing, coordinating and directing all construction activities throughout every phase of the project. Once completed, the 50,000-square-foot facility, designed by tBP Architecture, Inc., will consolidate the college’s multiple departments into a centralized, one-stop location in the center of campus. The project celebrates the college’s 50th anniversary and reflects the district’s commitment to providing exceptional service to its students. Other Sundt community college construction projects include … Read more

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Joint Venture to Renovate Fifth Third Arena at University of Cincinnati

Skanska, together with its joint venture partner Megen Construction, recently signed a contract for about $70 million with the University of Cincinnati to manage the renovation of its multi-purpose Fifth Third Arena. Renovations to the 26-year old facility, originally named the Myrl H. Shoemaker Center, include the creation of a 360 degree seating bowl with space for 11,500 spectators. It includes new concessions and restrooms, an upper-level concourse with fan amenities, expanded food and beverage options, a new Bearcats lounge and super suites. A new main entrance and plaza with ticketing and guest services are also included. The Fifth Third … Read more

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KCASA Names McCownGordon Large General Contractor of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — McCownGordon Construction was selected as the Large General Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association of Kansas City during their Kansas City Construction Industry Awards banquet held Friday, May 6. Mitchell Fuemmeler, of McCownGordon, was also named Project Manager of the Year. Fuemmeler has been with McCownGordon since early 2013. According to Brett Gordon, president of McCownGordon, “Mitchell truly exemplifies our core values. He approaches all that he does with integrity and his positive outlook and problem-solving abilities make him a highly valued member of our team.” The purpose of KCASA awards program is … Read more

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Architecture Billings Index Shows Continued Modest Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After beginning the year with a decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of increasing demand for design activity at architecture firms. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9-12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of 51.9 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 56.9, down from a … Read more

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