Contractor Tops Out New Office Building on AvidXchange Music Factory Campus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brasfield & Gorrie recently celebrated a construction milestone on the new AvidXchange corporate headquarters building in Charlotte, North Carolina. A topping out ceremony marked the placement of the final steel beams for the new 200,000-square-foot, six-story office building on the AvidXchange Music Factory campus developed by Red Rock Developments. The AvidXchange Music Factory is an entertainment complex in Uptown that features bars, restaurants, music venues and office space. Once completed in 2017, the new headquarters facility will support AvidXchange’s existing workforce and support future growth for the rapidly expanding company. Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie … Read more

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Construction Spending Posts Solid Monthly, Year-Over-Year Increases in March

Construction spending increased by 8 percent in March compared to a year earlier and was also up slightly between February and March amid growing demand for many types of construction, as the spending total hit the highest level since October 2007, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the growth comes amid strong private-sector demand and new federal investments in surface transportation programs. “Construction should be a significant contributor to economic growth in the remainder of 2016 and beyond,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Right now the biggest challenge for … Read more

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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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