Stories tagged: construction
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake
A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Knezovich warns North Monroe road project would impede evacuation of downtown Spokane during emergencies
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich waded into a contentious discussion about street design earlier this month by officially coming out against the planned street renovation on North Monroe, saying its redesign will …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: Chaos from Hirst decision spilling into local districts
This wasn’t how the school year was supposed to start. The plan was to open bids in July and proceed in August. Construction equipment and temporary safety fencing should have …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
U.S. construction spending drops 0.6 percent in July
U.S. construction spending fell in July for the third time in four months as strength in home construction was not enough to offset weakness in nonresidential building and government projects.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Three tow trucks needed to dislodge semitruck from hole at Sprague and Division
One of the Spokane’s busiest intersections was closed from more than two hours Friday morning while crews worked to dislodge a semitruck that got stuck in a hole in a …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Trump’s planned building boom bumps up against worker shortage
President Donald Trump’s plan to boost the economy with millions of jobs rebuilding roads, bridges and ports has a snag, the construction industry says: There aren’t nearly enough skilled workers …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Brazil prosecutors charge ex- Petrobras CEO in graft probe
Prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption and money laundering charges against a former CEO of the state oil company Petrobras for allegedly receiving bribes from a construction company.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Spokane City Council to consider jumping into Washington state construction budget fight
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Vintage Rabbit closing; owner blames planned North Monroe Street project work
Jan Richart, who owns the Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall, lays blame for her business’s closure squarely with the city and the planned renovation of Monroe between Northwest Boulevard and the …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Seattle’s construction projects threatened by work strike
Progress could be halted on Seattle’s many construction projects following a decision by more than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers to go on strike.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
U.S. home construction slumped in July
Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
6 workers injured when building under construction collapses
Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Judge recommends permit for contested giant Hawaii telescope
A construction permit should be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred, a hearings officer recommended Wednesday.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
U.S. housing starts rebounded in June
Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Royal Fireworks Concert in Riverfront Park canceled this year
A funding shortfall and ongoing construction in Riverfront Park, among other issues, have forced the organizers of the 38th annual Royal Fireworks Concert to cancel the free event.
Thu., July 6, 2017
I-90 work moves to westbound lanes near downtown; backups expected
Maintenance work on Interstate 90 is moving to the westbound lanes this week, resulting in the closure of one lane going into downtown
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Construction spending flat in May
U.S. construction spending was flat in May with homebuilding falling again, even as buyers face climbing prices and a shortage of available properties on the market.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Summer construction begins at the University of Idaho
The vast majority of university students may have forsaken Moscow in favor of their respective homes for a few summer months, but that doesn’t mean the University of Idaho campus …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Portland approves permit for country’s first all-wood high-rise
City officials in Portland have approved a construction permit for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Women in construction: Four friends reminisce on careers in a male-dominated industry
A chance comment led four friends into decadeslong careers in construction and road work, making them some of the first women in the city to join Local 238.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Workers lost their lives: The dark side of Idaho’s residential construction boom
A Statesman analysis of OSHA inspection data from March 2011 through December 2016 shows a pattern of carelessness in Idaho’s home-construction industry.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Spokane adds $1 million in street repairs to already busy construction season
The city of Spokane plans to spend an extra $1 million to repair arterial streets damaged by this year’s cold, wet winter.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Welcome at the White House: Some labor unions over others
President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he’s holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others.