Lendlease Celebrates the Opening of River Point Tower

CHICAGO, Ill. – Lendlease recently celebrated the opening of River Point, an ultra-modern office tower located in Chicago’s (Illinois) West Loop. River Point is the first office tower to open in Chicago since 2009. Lendlease served as the general contractor for the 52-story, approximately 1,350,000-gross-square-foot building. River Point features an impressive three-story lobby with views of the 1.5-acre plaza and Chicago riverwalk. The convex curtainwall design with efficient, column-free floor plates and floor-to-ceiling glass window wall allows for outstanding panoramic views of the city. The building’s amenities include an advanced fitness center, formal dining and parking for 150 vehicles. Photo … Read more

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NCCER Announces 2017 Board of Trustees

ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER elected Chip Reid, CEO of Current Builders in Pompano Beach, Florida, as its 2017 board of trustees’ chairman. Reid succeeds Ed Cassady, CEO of Energy Services in Nashville, Tennessee, who remains a member of the executive committee. C. Rockwell Turner, president of LPR Construction, will serve as the 2017 vice chairman. Other members of the executive committee for the 2017 board of trustees include Andy Dupuy, president and CEO of Brown & Root, as secretary and Vincent Giardina, trustee for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, as treasurer. NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from … Read more

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Construction Begins on New Pima Animal Care Center

TUCSON, Ariz. – Construction of a new shelter is underway at Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona. Sundt Construction, Inc. recently began the first phase of the project. The new shelter will be approximately 60,000 square feet. Nearly 93 percent of the total area is allocated to functions that directly house or support the housing, care and adoption of pets at PACC. Features of the new facility include fresh air and natural lighting throughout the building, well-designed plumbing and cleaning systems for pet housing areas, an expanded veterinary clinic, expanded cat housing areas and indoor/outdoor canine housing units. The … Read more

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Partnerships Help Grow Female Interest in Apprenticeships

FAIRFAX, Va. – To those outside the industry, sheet metal work may seem like a man’s world. Internally, journeywomen are thriving, and although the percentage of female sheet metal apprentices is at 4.2 percent, that’s double what it was only two years ago, according to the International Training Institute, the education arm of the unionized sheet metal, welding and air conditioning industry. Nationally, the construction industry in general is made up of 3 percent women, according to Chicago Women in Trades. Partnerships and affiliations with women’s trade groups such as Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. in Portland, Washington; Chicago (Illinois) Women in … Read more

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