Construction Fall Prevention Campaign Ready to Launch

Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. In 2012, CPWR, NIOSH and OSHA launched a national construction fall prevention campaign. This hour-long webinar will bring together leaders from all three organizations to showcase the past successes of the campaign and its major event, the National Safety Stand-Down, as well as to highlight plans for 2016. Presenters: Pete Stafford, executive director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training Christine Branche, Ph.D., principal associate director, NIOSH, and director, office of construction safety and health Dean McKenzie, deputy … Read more

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Skanska Awarded $94-M Construction Contract for Irving Music Factory

Skanska has signed a contract with the ARK Group to build the Irving Music Factory in Las Colinas, Texas and will include $94 million in order bookings for Skanska USA in the first quarter 2016. Skanska will convert the 16.8-acre greenfield site into a world-class entertainment destination. It will include an 8,000-seating capacity indoor/outdoor concert hall called the Pavillion, operated by the world’s largest concert promoter, Live Nation. The venue includes seven buildings offering more than 250,000 square feet of entertainment, retail and restaurant space and an eight-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Additionally, there will be a four-story,100,000-square-foot office tower sitting … Read more

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Report Expects Chicago to Lead in 2016 Construction Cost Increases

CHICAGO, Ill. – After construction costs increased 4.6 percent in 2015, the Chicago, Illinois non-residential construction market can expect costs to rise 3.5 percent to 4 percent in 2016, according to Mortenson Construction’s Construction Cost Index for Chicago. Of the six major markets that Mortenson measures, only Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington can expect comparable increases in 2016 following a 4.2 percent cost increase for Denver and 3.6 percent increase for Seattle last year. “After lagging compared to other cities in the early years after the 2008 recession, the Chicago construction market continues to recover,” says Dennis McGreal, chief estimator … Read more

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Sundt Construction Selected for $73M CBU Events Center

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Sundt Construction, Inc. was recently selected as general contractor by California Baptist University for a new events center and arena located on the southeast quadrant of the school’s main campus in Riverside, California. The $73-million project will create the 66-year-old university’s largest gathering space and events center to accommodate a surge in growth over the past few years. Designed by SVA Architects and HOK arena specialists, the 153,000-square-foot structure will seat 5,050 people with room to expand to just over 6,500. The two-story, multi-use facility will be a hub for CBU athletic events, commencement exercises and orientation … Read more

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