Stories tagged: construction
Fri., June 22, 2018
Restoration of historic Otis Hotel underway again after delay
Restoration work on the Otis Hotel has started again, following a three-month construction delay while state inspectors investigated complaints that cancer-causing asbestos had not been appropriately handled and removed from …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Blokable builds on idea
This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the market for new affordable housing.
Sat., June 9, 2018
City ahead of schedule on Monroe Street Project
The North Monroe Street Project has reached its halfway point, a milestone celebrated by city officials during a gathering at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in April to record
U.S. construction spending surged 1.8 percent to a record high in April as home building rose by the largest amount in 24 years.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
Vandervert’s financial troubles spill into Spokane construction projects, sites around the region
Vandervert Construction’s business failure has created chaos at construction projects throughout the Northwest. Hundreds of pages of documents filed in Spokane Superior Court describe the disruption following the general contractor’s …
Mon., May 14, 2018
Unique partnership gives young people hands-on experience building low-income housing
A number of young people are gaining hands-on construction experience thanks to a unique partnership between Walker Construction and several Spokane nonprofits focused on helping low-income people.
Mon., May 7, 2018
Then and Now: The steel Monroe Street Bridge, 1892-1909
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Dirt: Spokane Valley warehouse under construction by Garco
A 112,000-square-foot warehouse is being built in the Spokane Valley near the Spokane Business and Industrial Park on Sullivan Road.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Dirt: East Sprague retail and apartment complex planned near new University District Gateway Bridge
A $1.4 million mixed-use project is in the works at the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge on East Sprague Avenue.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Amazon halts Seattle construction project ahead of tax vote
Amazon says it has halted construction planning on a high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Howard Street pedestrian bridge will open in time for Bloomsday
Runners and spectators participating in Bloomsday can expect some Riverfront Park features to open in time for the race.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
County starts ‘record’ year of construction projects
Local residents and businesses in an Idaho county are preparing for what is expected to be the busiest road construction year in history.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Water department work to close section of Regal Street
Head’s up, South Hill commuters. Work by the city water department will close a section of Regal Street this week.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
U.S. construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February
Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more …
Sat., March 31, 2018
The tallest man in Spokane: Talking shop with the operator of downtown’s tower crane
Wally Forbush, 56, is a tower crane operator, and if you’ve been downtown in the last month, you’ve probably seen him at work.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Robots break new ground in construction industry
As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Construction starts on new overpass at Bigelow Gulch and Forker
A $9.4 million project to improve safety and congestion at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads is underway after almost 20 years of planning.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
Higher Ed, housing and medical push Spokane to near-record permit levels
The city of Spokane issued a near-record $516 million in building permits in 2017. Higher education, the medical industry and affordable housing were big drivers of construction.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
How to buy a house that hasn’t been built yet
With the supply of existing homes available to buy at “an all-time low “ nationwide, according to the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers like the Rawlingses and others – including …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Construction begins to replace border wall in California
The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
Gonzaga receives approval to build $48 million science building near campus lake
Gonzaga University won permission this week to build a $48 million science and engineering building near the campus’ central Arthur Lake, but the university is still raising the funds to …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Builders up spending by 0.7 pct; signs of pressure emerge
U.S. builders pushed construction spending up 0.7 percent in December to a record high, though it was the weakest performance since they began to emerge from the financial crisis.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
U.S. housing starts rose 3.3 percent in November
Construction of new homes increased 3.3 percent in November – with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at the strongest pace in more than a decade.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
U.S. construction spending up a strong 1.4 percent in October
U.S. construction spending surged 1.4 percent in October, the best gain in five months, with all major categories of building posting gains.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
U.S. construction spending up 0.3 percent in September
U.S. construction spending increased 0.3 percent in September as the biggest advance in government building activity in four months offset weakness in other areas.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses added 235,000 jobs in October
U.S. businesses added a solid 235,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, partly reflecting a rebound from the previous month when hiring was held back by several hurricanes.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Hutterite colony farmers expanding into construction
Last spring, members of the Golden Valley Hutterite Colony plowed under their lentil field and on the land began construction of a manufacturing plant. The structure, now nearly complete, is …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Federal land manager to Idaho National Guard: Stop building
The Bureau of Land Management has ordered the Idaho National Guard to stop building a tank crossing on a road in a national conservation area until an environmental analysis is …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
New psychiatric hospital marks construction milestone
Spokane’s new psychiatric hospital took a step toward completion Friday as workers celebrated the “topping off” of the steel outline.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
U.S. construction spending rebounded 0.5 percent in August
U.S. construction spending rebounded in August after two months of declines, helped by strength in home building, nonresidential construction and state and local government construction.