LA Council approves a massive overhaul at Paramount Studios

LA Council approves a massive overhaul at Paramount Studios

18/10/16

Nearly 1.4 million square feet of floor space and a 150-foot tower coming to the iconic studio Paramount Studios, the last major film studio based in Hollywood, is in for pretty thorough makeover after the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Tuesday that will add nearly 1.4 million square feet of new floor space […]

New Looks at LaGuardia Airport's $4B, ‘21st-Century’ Revamp

New Looks at LaGuardia Airport’s $4B, ‘21st-Century’ Revamp

13/10/16

It’s official: Construction on LaGuardia Airport’s much-anticipated $4 billion revamp got underway today, with a groundbreaking that was attended by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden. (Who, you’ll recall, sparked the whole thing by likening the experience of flying into LaGuardia to being in a third-world country—oh, Joe.) The renovation includes a complete […]

NYC’s first citywide ferry system is officially under construction

NYC’s first citywide ferry system is officially under construction

13/10/16

Construction work on the 19 vessels that will make up New York City’s first citywide ferry system has officially begun, announced Mayor Bill de Blasio along with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and ferry operator Hornblower. The 85-foot long boats are being constructed in two shipyards, one in Louisiana and the other […]

More than 400 Gather in Los Angeles for the Facade Tectonics World Congress

More than 400 Gather in Los Angeles for the Facade Tectonics World Congress

13/10/16

Architects, engineers, façade industry representatives and other building professionals gathered in Los Angeles today for the start of the Facade Tectonics 2016 World Congress. The conference drew more than 400 attendees, and includes 100 peer-reviewed paper presentations about everything from façade daylighting and control, to envelope maintenance and lifecycle, to occupant comfort and building performance. […]

The U.S. in a massive building boom

The U.S. in a massive building boom

30/09/16

With new developments all over the U.S. the construction industry’s impact on U.S. gross domestic product has grown by more than 21 percent since its low point in 2011, according to a Stateline analysis of inflation-adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. 2016, the construction sector’s contribution to the economy is estimated to above $650 […]

Developments in Downtown Los Angeles

Developments in Downtown Los Angeles

18/01/16

Downtown Los Angeles will see its largest developments since the recession hit in 2008. At present there are 100+ projects in play across the residential, mixed-use, Civic and non-profit, Cultural/Entertainment, Hospitality and Office Projects. With total investment currently above $15bn the employment opportunities for construction workers is currently at its most promising since the pre-recession […]

California Construction Market

California Construction Market

08/12/15

The rise in Tech Companies in San Francisco has directly attributed to the increase in fortunes of the construction sector over the last 2 years. Since 2014, California has seen a total investment in excess of $20bn in construction projects. 80% of this has been on office developments, The Development by Apple in their new […]

Downtown Seattle Developments

Downtown Seattle Developments

08/12/15

With the upturn in the United States Economy, Seattle has seen its construction sector boom over the last 2 years. Since 2014 there has been $1.6bn worth of projects completed, while at present there is currently $4bn worth of projects currently under construction with a further $1bn in projects permitted. The bulk of the construction […]

A recovering economy signals a growth in megaprojects across the US.

A recovering economy signals a growth in megaprojects across the US.

08/12/15

A recovering economy signals a growth in megaprojects across the US. The trends are apparent in the municipal and private interests across the construction industry in infrastructure, technology, healthcare, transit, utilities, and real estate development. This has boosted the need for local talent in major cities across metropolitan areas across the US. A number of […]