Stories tagged: construction
Sun., May 22, 2016, 4 a.m.
Front & Center: Max Kuney and the business of heavy construction
Recent Kuney Construction projects have included widening two and a half miles of I-90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass, and the rehabilitation of Spokane River dams.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
Lowe’s gets approval from Canadian regulators to buy Rona
Lowe’s says it has received approval from Canadian regulators to buy home improvement retailer Rona.
Sun., May 8, 2016
About 30 builders buried in landslide in southeast China
A landslide in southeast China on Sunday buried about 30 workers at the construction site of a hydropower project, an official said.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Saudi Labor Minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon
Saudi Arabia’s Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Doomsday Hill open for Bloomsday, but city construction projects will reroute Spokefest
Mile five. Doomsday Hill. The vulture. All things that are part of everyone’s least favorite section of the Bloomsday Run. For those hoping the course will be diverted around Doomsday …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
U.S. home construction tumbled in March
WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes fell in March by the largest amount in five months, with weakness in all regions of the country except the Northeast. Home construction dropped …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
U.S. homebuilder sentiment held steady in April
U.S. homebuilders’ confidence held steady in April, reflecting an overall optimistic outlook in the market for new homes even as a gauge of current sales fell slightly. The National Association …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Two hospitalized after falling from hotel under construction
Two workers were hospitalized after a gust of wind caused them to fall from a hotel under construction in Billings.
Sat., April 9, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
The Dirt: ‘Heritage’ Denny’s under construction in north Spokane
Construction starts this month on a Denny’s restaurant in north Spokane that will have a new design scheme with wood tones and earthy textures.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
45-ton beam falls on Illinois construction crew, killing 1
Police say a construction worker was killed and three others were injured when a 45-ton beam fell on them as they worked on a bridge in a Chicago suburb.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
$3 million renovation to Glacier Park lodge underway
A $3 million renovation to the historic Lake McDonald Lodge at Glacier National Park is underway, marking the first overhaul of the building in nearly 30 years.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Five construction officials held over Indian overpass collapse
Indian police on Friday detained five officials of a company constructing an overpass that collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 80.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:42 a.m.
U.S. homebuilder sentiment holds steady in March
U.S. homebuilders remain optimistic that the housing market will improve, but their expectations for sales over the next six months have dimmed just as the spring home-selling season gets under …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Two auto parts retailers getting set to open new stores in Spokane Valley
Napa Auto Parts is constructing a new store on East Sprague in Spokane Valley; O’Reilly Auto Parts is getting ready to open a new store a few blocks to the …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
U.S. homebuilder sentiment slips in February
U.S. homebuilders are feeling less confident about their sales prospects ahead of the spring home-selling season, though they remain positive overall that the housing market will continue to improve this …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bond money fuels school construction in Central Valley
The renovation of the old Yoke’s supermarket on 16 N. Progress Road prompted a complicated game of musical schools in the Central Valley School District. The renovations, as well as …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Five-story building collapses in Istanbul
A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday but it appears no one was trapped inside, according to local officials.
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
Woman’s Club of Spokane to be renovated, refurbished
The Woman’s Club of Spokane will receive a much-needed overhaul with two grants totaling $315,000
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, 3:48 p.m.
Three finalist firms chosen to design Looff Carrousel building
Three architectural firms have been chosen to design a new building for the historic Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
The Dirt: New condo project at Kendall Yards set
Two building projects in Kendall Yards are lining up for construction, including a condo building and a Class A medical office structure. For the residential project, Elm Street Condos, Developer …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
The Dirt: Viking Homes to take over Nut Factory location
The former Nut Factory property in Spokane Valley has sold for $1.87 million to WT Investments LLC, owner of Hayden-based Viking Construction. Viking, a builder of single-family homes, plans to …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
The Dirt: Avista buys former AAA site
Avista Corp. has purchased the former AAA Washington property at 1717 W. Fourth Ave., with plans to consolidate downtown service operations at the new site. The transaction closed at the …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
Planned apartments near GU have Stockton family tie
A vacant lot within walking distance of Gonzaga University soon will be the site of a four-story retail and apartment building geared toward graduate students and young professionals. The 88,000-square-foot …
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Work will finish downtown bicycle lane loop
There is a place in downtown Spokane where the bike lane ends. It’s at Main Avenue and Howard Street, and it’s not the greatest transaction for cyclists. When the light …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Ask the Builder: Building defects lead to legal woes
DEAR TIM: My new house is full of defects. The builder will not fix them. Fortunately, I was able to hold back lots of money, and now he’s suing me. …
Mon., June 1, 2015
The Dirt: De Leon Foods leases Spokane Valley site
De Leon Foods, known for its north Spokane Mexican deli and grocery store, has leased space in Spokane Valley to open another outlet. De Leon Foods will expand into about …
Fri., May 29, 2015
Shawn Vestal: On big projects and incentives like Grand Hotel, city needs to get it right
The Davenport Grand Hotel will open before controversy closes over city contributions to the project. That’s simply backward, no matter how good the project is for downtown – and there …
Mon., May 25, 2015
The Dirt: Retail center coming to corner of Park, Broadway
Spokane-based Headwaters Development Group LLC plans to start construction in June on a neighborhood retail center at the northeast corner of Park and Broadway in Spokane Valley. The group’s president, …
Mon., May 18, 2015
The Dirt: STCU plans Latah Valley branch
Spokane Teachers Credit Union said it will start construction for a new branch at the Latah Creek Plaza late this year. STCU plans to open its Qualchan branch, at 4233 …
Mon., May 11, 2015
The Dirt: Yoke’s renovating Foothills Drive store
Yoke’s Fresh Market started this past week on a major renovation of its 63,000-square-foot store at 210 E. North Foothills Drive. Tony Hall, facilities manager for Yoke’s, said the store …