DPR Selected to Build New Plant Sciences Building at NC State University

RALEIGH, N.C. – DPR Construction has been selected by North Carolina State University to build the school’s new Plant Sciences Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. The project includes construction of a five-story, 187,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research building, comprising research laboratories, office space, corporate laboratory and office suites, hearth/atrium space, support space and shared, flexible conferencing space. The partial fifth floor will house Biosafety Levels 2 and 3 rooftop greenhouses. The Plant Sciences Building will house the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative – a partnership between NC State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The initiative will … Read more

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Continuing Beautification of The Bronx with Modern, Timeless Design

UA Builders Group is developing a new residential redevelopment project located at 770 E. 214th Street in the Bronx, New York, awarded by Propco Holdings. The four-story building boasts 8,030 square feet of space and a modern, yet timeless design that reflects the character of the surrounding neighborhood. It is located in the heart of the Williamsbridge neighborhood which is situated in the north-central part of the Bronx. The East 214th Street property’s smaller four-story size fits well with the neighborhood’s low-rise/low-density housing character. Project details: • Address: 770 E. 214th • Lot size: 8,030 sq. feet • Floors: 10 … Read more

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Mortenson Raises Estimate for 2017 Chicago Construction Cost Increases to 4.5%

CHICAGO, Ill. – With supplies of some key materials, equipment and labor tightening, Mortenson Construction has raised its estimate for nonresidential construction cost increases in Chicago, Illinois, for 2017 from 4 percent to 4.5 percent, the highest among the major markets that the national builder and developer tracks. This year’s increase follows a 2016 jump of 4.3 percent in Chicago, according to the Mortenson Construction Cost Index. “Chicago construction activity initially lagged other markets in recovering after the 2008 recession, but it has gradually caught up and is strong now,” said Dennis McGreal, chief estimator for Mortenson Construction’s Chicago office. … Read more

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held at Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, located in Cherokee, North Carolina, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new bowling alley and entertainment addition. The facility opened to the general public on Sept. 1. The 53,000-square-foot Ultrastar Mutli-tainment Center at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort will bring a bowling center with 24 lanes; 16 on the main level and eight on the second floor. Plus, the addition will offer a 3,300-square-foot arcade and a full-service restaurant, bar and an event stage for family friendly entertainment. Robins & Morton served as the general contractor and Brunswick Bowling Products served as the construction manager. Cornerstone … Read more

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