SLAM Selected to Design, Build Chapel Haven’s Campus Expansion

GLASTONBURY, Conn. – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) have been selected to respectively design and construct a major multi-phased, multi-year expansion and renovation of Chapel Haven’s campus located in New Haven, Connecticut. Chapel Haven is nationally accredited residential school and independent living facility offering a wide variety of program options which empower adults with cognitive and social disabilities to live independent and happy lives. Originally housed primarily in 11 buildings on approximately two acres, the campus today encompasses a constellation of buildings that have been acquired over the course of the last two years. Chapel … Read more

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Discovery Square Development Focuses on Collaborative Culture, Innovative Ecosystem

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The design and location for the first building in the Destination Medical Center Discovery Square development in Rochester, Minnesota has been announced. Designed for life science research and innovation, the new building features a tenant-focused, amenity-rich design. Groundbreaking on the project is planned for late 2017 with a target completion date in 2019. With its close physical linkage to Mayo Clinic, this building will provide an authentic urban experience that supports a unique environment for community amenities, collaborative culture and a one-of-a-kind innovative ecosystem. Highlights: The more than 60,000-square-foot facility will be ideally situated at the corner … Read more

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Construction Job Growth Led by Nonresidential Sector, But Remains Tepid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National construction employment remained largely unchanged for the second consecutive month, adding 5,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. The nonresidential construction sector added 3,200 net new jobs in April after adding 8,500 net jobs in March (revised down from 13,300), while the residential sector added just 900 net jobs for the month. Construction employment expanded 2.6 percent on yearly basis, well above the year-over-year growth rate for all nonfarm industries (+1.6 percent). “Today’s employment report confirms … Read more

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Construction Milestone Celebrated for New Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center

ATLANTA, Ga. – One of the most exciting and iconic projects in the city of Atlanta, Georgia’s booming Old Fourth Ward neighborhood has moved a major step closer to completion. The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Winter Johnson FS360, a joint venture, recently celebrated topping out of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The topping out event took place at the new recreation center construction site on Hilliard Avenue and feted the placement of the top beam and the completion of the facility’s superstructure. Attendees at the topping out were treated to … Read more

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