Sundt Celebrates Topping Out of $73M University Events Center

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Sundt Construction, Inc. and California Baptist University celebrated the topping out of the university’s new events center and arena located on the southeast quadrant of the school’s main campus in Riverside, California. The event, which commemorated the placement of the structure’s last steel beam, was held on Wednesday, June 22, and brought together city and university officials, the construction and design teams and members of the community for a beam-signing ceremony in honor of the project’s success. CBU selected Sundt as the general contractor for the $73-million project, which will create the 66-year-old university’s largest gathering space … Read more

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DBIA Announces 2016 National Design-Build Project, Team Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Design-Build Institute of America recently announced its 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in Design-Build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in Design-Build project delivery. The 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase Design-Build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and Design-Build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. Following are the 2016 winners are (click their names for a photo, project information, team members and the challenge Design-Build project delivery addressed). Aviation Los Angeles International Airport Central Utility Plant Replacement Los … Read more

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The Salvation Army Breaks Ground on New Center of Hope Campus in North Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham recently broke ground on The Salvation Army Center of Hope in Birmingham, Alabama. Salvation Army Leadership were joined by elected officials, donors and local community partners at the construction site for formal groundbreaking ceremony, and spoke about the dramatic difference the new Center of Hope will have on the lives of thousands of individuals, as well as the community and the city. The Center of Hope will be funded by the Building Hope Capital Campaign initiative, which is a $15.1-million capital campaign. The 4.1-acre campus will have a 119,000-square-foot building complex … Read more

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New Construction Starts in June Drop 7 Percent

NEW YORK, N.Y. – New construction starts in June decreased 7 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $595.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The non-building construction sector (public works and electric utilities) fell sharply after being lifted in May by the start of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline in the upper Midwest and seven large power plant projects totaling $4.3 billion. Residential building in June edged down with reduced activity reported for both single family and multifamily housing. At the same time, nonresidential building registered moderate growth in June after sliding back … Read more

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