Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs in 2015 while construction employment increased in 39 states and D.C. between November and December amid strong demand for construction in most states, according to analysis of Labor Department data recently released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many of the states experiencing construction declines appear to be energy-producing states. “Construction employment expanded in most parts of the country last year as demand for new projects rebounded,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO for the association. “The question now is whether declining energy prices will impact … Read more
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, recently awarded Hourigan-Sundt, a joint venture of Hourigan Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc., a $36-million contract to design, construct and renovate an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Consolidated Operations Complex at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 150,000-square-foot project will provide space for operations, logistics, storage and administrative support facilities. The design phase is underway, with construction scheduled to begin in mid-2016. Completion is anticipated in October 2018. The EOD project is Sundt’s sixth project with Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, in … Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolinas AGC recently bestowed the 2015 Pinnacle Awards to five construction projects, and an individual who has spent his career bettering the construction industry. Pinnacle entries are judged on unique aspects and challenges, special values, project management, budget and schedule and safety performance. To view photos of the winning projects, visit www.cagc.org. Best Highway-Heavy Project Under $5 Million Goat Island Park, Phase II, Cramerton, N.C. Blythe Construction, Inc. Goat Island Park is part of a development plan which includes an 18-hole disc golf course, permanent corn hole and ping-pong facilities, an exercise pavilion, new playground equipment, an … Read more
MC KINNEY, Texas — MYCON General Contractors has begun work on the exterior and interior renovation of its future company headquarters, a three-story, 46,071 square-foot office building located at 17311 Dallas Parkway, in Dallas, Texas. MYCON bought the building in in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will relocate to the new building in the spring of 2017. Originally constructed in 1979 and situated on a 1.9-acre tract, the building will be completely gutted and reskinned. Construction is targeted for completion in January 2017. O’Brien Architects is the architect.