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04/25/2015Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Affiliate, Road and Highway Builders, Is Apparent Low Bidder On A Nevada Department Of Transportation Project

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Affiliate, Road and Highway Builders, is Apparent Low Bidder on a Nevada Department of Transportation Project Valued at Approximately $42 Million By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Transportation -- Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS:STRL) ("Sterling" or the "Company") announced that its affiliate, Road & Highway Builders, was ...
04/21/2015Researchers From Arizona State University Report Recent Findings In Construction Engineering

Researchers from Arizona State University Report Recent Findings in Construction Engineering (Postoccupancy Performance Evaluation of Time-of-Installation Factors: Seven-Year Study of SPF Roofing) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Construction Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Tempe, Arizona, by ...
04/20/2015Projects Pave Way For New Businesses In New Mexico

April 20--A mega project that could change the face of southwest Santa Fe in the decade ahead is taking shape, but it will be drivers along N.M. 599 who first notice the transformation as a new overpass and interchange are built in the coming months. The Village Plaza at Tierra Contenta and the Santa Fe Commercial Center is envisioned as a magnet for restaurants, a grocery store, retail ...
04/20/2015Albuquerque To Unveil Design For Transfer Station

April 20--Neighbors can get a first look at the preliminary design concepts for a proposed North Valley garbage transfer station during a city-sponsored meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting will be held at the North Valley Senior Center, 3825 Fourth NW. It starts at 5:30 p.m. with an hourlong open house followed by a presentation and question-and-answer period. Open house and public meeting ...
04/19/2015New Student Housing Project Planned For NAU In Flagstaff

April 19--Another big student-oriented housing project has targeted the Milton Road corridor near NAU's Mountain Campus, this time on Mike's Pike in Southside. At two meetings with neighbors last week, developers Core Campus unveiled a project of up to five stories and 240 apartments, plus stores and a parking garage. The project would cover about 2.5 acres and border Milton Road and Phoenix ...
04/18/2015The Many Ways To Build Green

April 18--Late afternoon sun filtered into Alan Francis' spacious kitchen on Thursday afternoon as the Northern Arizona University engineering professor tapped an iPad screen filled with bar graphs. The graphs showed up-to-the-minute water, natural gas and electricity usage in Francis' home perched on the south side of Mars Hill. The graphs also show that this is a home unlike most others. ...
04/18/2015Morales: Highway 180 Project Approved But Not Funded

April 18--SILVER CITY -- Sen. Howie Morales, D-Silver City, asked the state Transportation Commission members on Thursday to not forget about Grant County when they make plans for road improvements in 2016. The state commissioners were in Silver City holding their April meeting, and Morales asked the panel to look into completing the four-lane expansion of Highway 180 from Deming to Bayard -- ...
04/17/2015BRIEF: Construction To Start On $11M East Mesa Safety Complex In Las Cruces

April 17--LAS CRUCES -- The city has authorized a contract for the construction of a $11 million East Mesa Public Safety Complex and has issued a notice to begin construction to the contractor. The approximately 35,000-square-foot, two-story building will house Fire Station 8 and the city police department's East Area Command, according to a news release. The project architect is Williams ...
04/14/2015Projected Construction Start Date Set For Renovations

April 14--July 13 is the projected construction start date for substantial renovations to convert 417 Gidding St. into new county offices, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. During a special Curry County Commission meeting Monday, Pyle said the anticipated completion date is April 15, 2016. Commissioners approved a contract extension with SDV Construction during their meeting last ...
04/13/2015Developments In Southwest Vegas Valley Rise After Years Of Delays And Defaults

April 13--When Las Vegas' construction industry was white hot last decade, few places grew as fast as the southwest valley. Buoyed by new freeway access and Wall Street's easy money, investors flipped land for profit and built subdivisions, strip malls, office buildings and hospitals, with even more plans for an area that years earlier was largely open desert. But business plunged with the ...
04/13/2015North Entry To Rillito Park In Tuscon Closed For Construction

April 13--The north entry of Rillito Regional Park on First Avenue will be closed to the public beginning Monday, April 13 in preparation for construction. Visitors can use the southern entry also on First Avenue and the River Road entry to the park. Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation plans to begin work on Wednesday to build a new parking lot, three soccer fields, lighting, ...
04/12/2015Proposed Development's Effects On San Pedro River Still Murky

April 12--CASCABEL -- The stretch of the San Pedro River that runs behind Anna Lands' burnt adobe house is mostly dry, or wet only in shallow pools and patches. Some stretches are lined with fallen cottonwood trees killed by drought or knocked over by floods. The San Pedro is one of the desert Southwest's finest remaining examples of a streamside riparian area. But near Lands' house this ...
04/11/2015Bill Advances For School Construction In Las Vegas

April 11--CARSON CITY -- A Senate panel approved legislation Friday aimed at eliminating overcrowding in school districts. The Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development also approved Senate Bill 323 Friday to set up a $10 million fund to help minorities and women expand their businesses or hire more employees. School districts in Clark and Washoe counties are using mobile classrooms ...
04/10/2015Efficiencies At NAU Already Underway, Construction Delays Expected

April 10--Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng, whose background is in accounting, has already started making some of the financial changes Gov. Doug Ducey advocates. "We're looking for efficiencies, we're renegotiating contracts where we can, looking for other cost-cutting measures," said NAU Public Affairs Director Tom Bauer after Thursday's speech. NAU will lose $17.3 million in ...
04/09/2015IKEA Starts Construction On Gargantuan Las Vegas Store

April 09--IKEA, the popular Swedish furniture dealer and meatball slinger, broke ground today on a 351,000-square-foot superstore in Las Vegas. Company officials and construction management crews, joined by politicians, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, celebrated the start of heavy work for the store at the southwest corner of Sunset Road and Durango Drive in the southwest valley. Workers have ...
04/09/2015Construction In Flagstaff County Starting To Take Off

April 09--Housing and commercial construction is starting to take off in Coconino County and the city of Flagstaff. Coconino County Community Development Director Jay Christelman told a joint work session of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors and the Flagstaff City Council Monday that his department had tracked a 35 percent increase in home building permits in 2014. The department has ...
04/09/2015Lawmakers' Visit to Yucca Mtn. Comes Amid Push to Revive Nuke Dump Plans

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five U.S. Congress members are heading to the mothballed site of a proposed national radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert, amid new talk about a decades-old problem — where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored at commercial reactors around the U.S. The congressional tour Thursday comes with momentum building toward restarting the Yucca Mountain project, just weeks ...
04/08/2015Massive Tucson Development Goes Next To Benson City Council

April 08--BENSON -- A proposed 28,000-home development in Benson is heading for the City Council with a unanimous recommendation from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission voted 6-0 in favor of a Phoenix development firm's preliminary plan for Villages at Vigneto despite requests from many speaking in the audience to hold off. The council will vote on the development plan ...
04/08/2015Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market In Tucson Gets Property Tax Deal

April 08--The Tucson City Council moved forward on a tax incentive agreement with the Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market. The owners of the downtown redevelopment project at 11 S. Sixth Avenue -- which includes a grocery story, a distillery, a bar, and another retail space -- will save $55,035 a year on property taxes for eight years. The project is expected to open next month. On Tuesday the ...
04/08/2015Gas Tax Increase Fuels County's Bridge Replacement Plans

April 08--NEVADA -- The Story County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved its annually updated five-year secondary roads construction program, moving four additional bridge and box culvert replacement projects up to the 2016 fiscal year beginning July 1 with the expectation of more revenue from the state's recent 10 cent gas tax increase. More than 60 percent of the county's 282 bridges ...
04/08/2015Johnny Gibson Downtown Market Gets Property Tax Deal For $2.2 Million Project

April 08--The Tucson City Council moved forward on a tax incentive agreement with the Johnny Gibson Downtown Market. The owners of the downtown redevelopment project at 11 S. Sixth Avenue -- which includes a grocery story, a distillery, a bar, and another retail space -- will save $55,035 a year on property taxes for eight years. The project is expected to open next month. On Tuesday the ...
04/08/2015Construction Of West Loop Road Delayed To Focus On East Loop Road

April 08--CARLSBAD -- Construction on the West Loop Road has been put on hold indefinitely in order to concentrate efforts on completing the East Loop Road. The West Loop was in the final stages of design before construction could be started, and was scheduled to be put out for bid in October or November, said Bill McFarland of Smith Engineering Company, which was contracted to do the ...
04/08/2015Dilapidated City Court Could Get $3.8 Million In Repairs

April 08--The city of Tucson plans to spend $3.8 million on improvements to the deteriorating City Court building -- repairs needed since the city opted not to move into the new county court building. The court funds are part of a proposed $292 million construction plan for next year presented to the City Council Tuesday, with the lion's share of the money -- $183.2 million -- going for roads ...
04/07/2015Mountainside Las Vegas Community Getting Over-The-Top Clubhouse

April 07--Developers of Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project in Henderson, are promising to build one of the most luxurious communities in Southern Nevada. To help lure people in, they're planning a clubhouse with more than the usual pool and treadmills. The developers unveiled plans today for the $25 million, 22,000-square-foot facility. Construction is expected to being by the ...
04/06/2015Construction Begins On Interstate Highway To Link Las Vegas And Phoenix

April 06--Federal, state and local officials gathered in Boulder City today to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass project that one day will form a key part of Interstate 11, linking Las Vegas and Phoenix. Officials hailed the start of construction on the Boulder City bypass as a historic moment for Southern Nevada that will help boost the region's economy and improve connectivity ...

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