Swinerton Tops Out Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at San Diego International Airport

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Swinerton has topped out the new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza at San Diego International Airport in California. Swinerton team members from Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego partnered with Watry Design and Gensler as a Design-Build team to deliver the new parking plaza, which will serve as one of the gateways to the airport. The project site is just over eleven acres in size, and the three-story Parking Plaza will be almost one million square feet in total parking structure area, containing over 2,900 parking spaces. The Parking Plaza project also includes offsite improvements consisting … Read more

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Construction Industry Adds 8K Jobs in September, 184K Throughout Year

Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said construction employment gains would have been higher if more high school students were exposed to construction as a possible career option. “Construction firms added employees over the past year at a much higher rate than the public and private sectors as a whole, and contractors have been boosting pay … Read more

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Trimble Begins Construction on Campus Expansion in Westminster, Colorado

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble has begun construction on a second building in Westminster, Colorado. With the capacity to accommodate over 1,100 workers, the Westminster campus will be Trimble’s largest employment center and will continue to serve as a central business hub for several of of the company’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. Construction is scheduled for completion in late 2018. The Colorado construction will extend Trimble’s U.S. and international footprint, with the Westminster building project showcasing Trimble technologies which improve efficiencies across the entire building lifecycle. Contractors, surveyors, architects and designers will use more than 50 Trimble … Read more

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Steel Erector, Design Organizations Collaborate to Improve Steel Erector Certification Requirements

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Steel Erectors Association of America and the American Institute of Steel Construction have worked together to draft a reciprocal indemnity agreement and revise the additional insured language as part of AISC’s Certified Steel Erector program requirements. The reciprocal indemnity and revised additional insured language is mutually beneficial to both AISC and steel erectors participating in the Certified Steel Erector program. “Before, the indemnification clause only protected AISC; now it goes both ways, with each party indemnifying each other,” explained Mark Trimble, AISC’s vice president of certification. Steel erectors will still be required to name AISC as … Read more

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