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Jobsites’ most universal hazard: personal cell phones

Posted by   /  February 12, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jenn Goodman | Construction Drive The use of mobile phones for wireless streaming of music, podcasts or other entertainment is everywhere. Walk down any street in the country and you’ll often see more people wearing headphones than those that aren’t. Some of these listening devices even come equipped with sound-canceling features that completely block […]

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15 biggest players in home building

Posted by   /  January 23, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Fixr The home building industry was hit hard by the 2007 recession. As funding all but dried up, residential construction took a sharp nosedive. In fact, only 50% of builders survived between 2007 and 2012, with 2012 recording the fewest number of residential builders since reporting started in 1997. Despite this decline, the home building industry […]

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BEX Construction Activity Forecast

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX Despite construction employment and activity levels not reaching pre-recession peak levels, 2019 was still a very good year and 2020 is poised to be even better. Such was the theme of the BEX 2020 Construction Activity Forecast event, held Wednesday, January 8th at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Nearly 300 attendees […]

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10 road construction projects to start in 2020 in Queen Creek

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

The following projects will begin construction before the end of 2019: Rittenhouse Road, 213th Street alignment to Riggs Road; Rittenhouse Bridge at the Queen Creek Wash; and Meridian Road, Combs Road to Via del Oro. / Photo by Arianna Grainey / Queen Creek Independent By Richard Dyer | Queen Creek Independent A total of 13 road-construction […]

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Dallas, Phoenix add the most new construction jobs while New York and Chicago lose workers

Posted by   /  November 26, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Dallas and Phoenix have added the most construction jobs over the past 12 months while New York and Chicago lost the most positions, according to October numbers from the Associated General Contractors. The industry group looked at construction jobs  in U.S. metro areas between October 2018 […]

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Arizona, California, Florida, other states still haven’t regained construction jobs lost in last downturn

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada have added the most construction jobs in the country over the past 12 months, according to the Associated General Contractors industry group. But only one of those states (Texas) has actually gotten back to peak employment levels compared to the last […]

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Officials use alternative methods to keep projects on budget

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

This rendering depicts the Valley Metro streetcar currently under construction in Tempe. The three-mile, 14-stop neighborhood public transit project will connect to the existing light rail and is set to open in 2022. / Valley Metro / Daily Independent Leaders seek savings on big projects By Matt Roy | Daily Independent New construction projects are popping […]

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Arizona shows solid construction job gains

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona has added the third most construction jobs nationally (behind only Texas and California) and has the second highest growth rate for construction employment. That is according to the latest numbers from the Associated General Contractors. Arizona added 16,500 construction jobs the past 12 months, according to […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS Nevada builds itself to a number 1 position

Posted by   /  October 19, 2019  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

Construction of Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas By Steve Wolford | 3News Las Vegas With an estimated $23 billion worth of construction jobs underway in the valley right now, including the Raiders Stadium, Convention Center expansion, and Resorts World, Southern Nevada’s construction industry is helping to drive Nevada’s employment numbers to the top spot in the […]

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Phoenix adds second most construction jobs in U.S.

Posted by   /  October 4, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Phoenix has added the second most construction jobs among U.S. metro areas over the past 12 months, according to the latest numbers from the Associated General Contractors. Metro Phoenix added 11,000 construction jobs between August 2018 and August 2019, according to the industry group. Only Dallas […]

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