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Las Vegas Air Traffic Control Tower Delayed Amid Costly Defects
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas faces at least a one-year delay before a new 352-ft.-tall federal air traffic control commences operation due to needed repairs from improperly applied protective antimicrobial coatings that are now ineffective, say project officials.

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2014 Forecast Shows Gains, But No New Boom
As the Southwest continues its recovery, landmark projects and steady gains will not be enough to match pre-recession highs

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08/25/15 Work on Hospital Project Resumes Following Fatal Scaffold Collapse

Investigations are continuing into an accident that killed one worker and injured seven others in Rio Rancho, N.M.
07/30/15 Southwest Construction Jobs Surge Year-Over-Year

The job market in the Southwest is looking much better than it did a year ago, with Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada all showing employment growth year-over-year when comparing June 2015 to June 2014 according to numbers provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada has shown the most growth, increasing jobs by 3.4 percent over-the-year. Arizona increased by 2.1 percent over the same period and New Mexico increased by a more modest 1.6 percent. The construction sector contributed to gains in all three states, with Nevada leading the way.
06/30/15 Southwest Construction Industry Continues To Show Signs of Growth

Construction jobs are continuing to be added throughout the southwest as unemployment rates continue to drop throughout the three state region.
06/04/15 Nevada Leads Southwest In Adding Construction Jobs

Nevada is leading the way in construction employment again in April, according to statistics recently revealed by Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, outpacing gains not seen in Arizona since 2005 and lackluster growth in New Mexico.
05/05/15 Wespac Construction's Music Festival raises nearly $200K

For the past 12 years Wespac Construction Inc. has been organizing the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in central Arizona and the number of people, along with the charitable donations, have been rising ever since the first band took the stage.
04/22/15 Construction Jobs Hold Steady Across The Southwest

The construction sector began to show signs of life at the end of 2014 and those trends remained steady for the most part across the southwest in February of 2015.
03/20/15 Southwest Construction Employment Is Strong Year-Over-Year, But Hits Speed Bump In January

Construction employment across the Southwest dipped by 3,400 jobs in January compared to December, led by a month-over-month decline of 1,800 construction jobs in Nevada, a loss of 1,700 jobs in New Mexico and tempered by a very moderate gain in Arizona, according to data by the states and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
03/18/15 South's Construction Backlogs Surpassed 9% in 2014's Final Quarter

Regional backlogs return to highest levels since first quarter.
02/03/15 Southwest Construction Employment Staggered In 2014 But Shows Signs Of Life

Construction employment across the Southwest dipped in December, with a loss of nearly 1,600 jobs from November to December 2014 across the three-state region. According to data by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment experienced losses month-to-month, including 200 in Arizona, 1,000 in Nevada and 400 in New Mexico.
01/29/15 Arizona State Drops Plan for USA Basketball HQ

After several months of delays, Arizona State University on Jan. 8 declared it would no longer work with the development team attempting to build an approximately $400-million, mixed-use campus at the school's Tempe campus.
12/04/14 Arizona Sees A Boost In Construction Employment: New Mexico, Nevada Numbers Decline

Employment statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that Arizona has added jobs while Nevada and New Mexico has seen a decline.
10/23/14 AGC Chief Economist Simonson Discuss Arizona

The Arizona Builders Alliance and the Arizona chapter of the Association of General Contractors held a Joint Economic Forecast Seminar Oct. 15 in Phoenix that featured AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson who discussed Arizona’s construction industry and his forecast for the state’s 2015.
10/23/14 Arizona Dragging Down Southwest Construction Employment

Driven mostly by losses in Arizona, Southwest construction employment dipped in September, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier this week, but the losses in the Grand Canyon state are buoyed by gains in Nevada and steady performance in New Mexico.
08/08/14 Tesla Inches Closer To Selecting Site For Gigafactory

Tesla inched closer to selecting a site outside of Reno, Nev., for its $4 to $5 billion factory to produce lithium batteries for electric vehicles on Thursday, confirming a 600-acre site has undergone some pre-construction work, but fell short of committing to the site over unidentified candidates in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
08/08/14 ASU Hires Designer And Construction Team For Sun Devil Stadium Project

A little more than 55 years after it was originally constructed — and more than five years since the renovations were deemed necessary — Arizona State University announced on Thursday that Hunt Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc. will be the construction manager at-risk for the project.
07/31/14 Tohono O’odham Selects Construction Team For Phoenix Casino, Senators FIle BIll To Stop Project

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise announced Tuesday that it has selected a construction team for the long-embattled, $400 million, 1.2 million-sq-ft West Valley Resort and Casino.
07/31/14 New Concrete Bridge Bent System May Minimize Seismic Damage

State DOTs eying possible adoption of new design.
07/22/14 Chinese Firm to Build $1.85 Billion Methanol Plant in Louisiana

China-based Yuhuang Chemical Inc., announced a $1.85 billion capital investment in a world-scale methanol manufacturing plant in Vacherie, La. It will be one of the largest construction projects in Louisiana in the next five years.
05/20/14 Construction Jobs: Nevada Sees Gains While Arizona Dips And New Mexico Staggers

Subcontractors, Developers, And Builders Across The Southwest Are Optimistic About The Construction Job Market Despite Slow Recovery
05/14/14 On The Scene — Southwest: Arizona State University Athletic facilities

Arizona State University Athletic Director Ray Anderson revealed some new details about renovations to Sun Devil Stadium at the Tempe Historical Museum in mid-April
05/14/14 On The Scene — Southwest: Linq Opening

The world’s tallest observation wheel took its inaugural spin on March 31 on the Las Vegas Strip.
04/24/14 Only Time Will Tell If OSHA Will Assume Control Of Arizona's Safety

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1307 Tuesday night in an attempt to counter a 2012 bill and prevent the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from asserting its federal oversight role over all industries in Arizona — including residential and commercial construction — but only time will tell whether it will be enough.
04/17/14 Lake Mead Intake Project Wins Insurance Award, Recoups Costs

The Southern Nevada Water Authority gets a $35 million insurance award after an arbitration case, consisting of two years of depositions, documentation and deliberations on intake work at Lake Mead.
04/10/14 U.S. Southwest: Construction Jobs Increase Slightly In February 2014

The construction job count edged upward in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada during the month of February.
03/21/14 Construction Jobs: Gains In N.M., Very Slight Declines In Arizona, Nevada

From December to January, construction jobs were slightly down in Nevada and Arizona, and slightly up in New Mexico, according to statistics made public this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
03/13/14 Crane Operators From Florida, Illinois Take Top Three Spots In ‘Crane Rodeo’

The finals of the MCM & CIC Crane Operator Skills Championship at CONEXPO-CON/AGG brought together winners of Regional qualifiers
02/24/14 Tres Amigas Reaches Deal With First Customer

Tres Amigas and Broadview Energy recently announced agreements have been reached in a move designed to guarantee the viability of the project that backers hope will lead to the development and construction of up to 500 megawatts of wind energy generation in northeast New Mexico.
02/13/14 Downtown Phoenix Art-Deco High-Rise Will Get $40 Million Makeover

The 13-story Art Deco-style and plainly-named Professional Building at Central Avenue and Monroe Street in the heart of downtown Phoenix has been sold to CSM Corporation and will be converted into a premium select-service hotel.
01/23/14 Two Painters Die In Boom-Lift Fall

Two painters died late Wednesday morning when their boom lift tipped over at the Lower Buckeye Jail in Phoenix.
01/15/14 Construction Unemployment Dips Slightly In Southwest

Even though national construction unemployment rose sharply from November to December, losses were not as pronounced in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada
01/15/14 Hunt Awarded Demolition, ASU Reveals Renovation Plan For Sun Devil Stadium

Arizona State University awards demolition of north end zone bleachers at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe to Hunt Construction; renovation to begin later this year
12/19/13 Arizona Construction Jobs Rise In 2013 But Remain At 1995 Levels

When it comes to the topic of construction jobs in Arizona, there is good news and perhaps OK news.
10/24/13 Construction Employment Up Nationally, Southwest Picture Unclear

The latest employment statistics from the Dept. of Labor were released nearly three weeks after originally scheduled, and states in the Southwest declare further delays in regional reporting.
10/02/13 Final Cost of New Mexico Flood Repairs Still Unclear

Heavy rains in late September has left at least $6.8 million in damage, but some New Mexico roads and bridges are still in need of inspection.
09/11/13 Court Says Long-Disputed Las Vegas Hotel Can Be Torn Down

Harmon Hotel slowly moves towards demolition while future of site remains unclear.
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