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Sundt Construction increases focus on sustainability

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Sundt Construction, Inc. recently expanded its commitment to sustainability with a corporate-wide initiative to effect a positive change on the environment, increasing its presence as one of the top green contractors in the nation. The company’s new environmentally focused charge is evidenced by the latest rankings from two of the industry’s leading construction publications – Engineering News-Record (ENR) and Building Design… Read More →

Ruaha River Power launches Lukosi River Feasibility Study

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Ruaha River Power Company Limited (“Ruaha Power”) has announced that Ritoch-Powell & Associates (RPA), a Phoenix, Arizona based engineering consulting firm has been selected to undertake a feasibility study for a cascading series of run-of-river hydropower projects on the Lukosi River in central Tanzania. The feasibility study is being partially funded by a US $600,000… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →

Cree LED lighting helps Petro Store save 68 percent on energy

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Opportunity 4 Sons’s tedious and costly maintenance plan made simple with Cree LED lighting solutions. With twenty-one food and petroleum stores in the local Phoenix, Arizona area, Eric Seitz, Owner of 4 Sons Food Stores, Inc., was paying for a lot of lighting maintenance. “I was growing tired of the maintenance and expense involved with… Read More →

Phoenix Canstruction to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

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The Arizona chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is hosting the 9th Annual CANSTRUCTION® Design Build Competition, August 8, 2015, through August 22, 2015, at the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. The event is free to attend and all proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. CANSTRUCTION® is a charity… Read More →

Caretaker Landscape ranks #62 on 2015 LM150 list

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Landscape Management released its 2015 LM150 list of the largest landscape companies ranked by 2014 revenue. Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management ranked No. 62 on the list with just over $23 million n 2014 annual revenue. The landscape industry’s largest 150 revenue-generating firms logged a combined $8.5 billion in 2014 annual revenue—a 10 percent increase… Read More →

McCarthy Buildings to construct Aerojet Rocketdyne Project

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Nashville-based renewable energy provider Silicon Ranch Corporation and the Phoenix-based Renewable Energy Team of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. have selected McCarthy to engineer and construct Silicon Ranch’s Highland Industrial Park 12-Megawatt (MW)AC solar power project that will provide power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) in East Camden, Arkansas. Silicon Ranch, owner and operator… Read More →

Bean Drywall gets new digs in Phoenix

Courtesy of LGE Design Build

LGE Design Build has completed an 11,071 SF office and related warehouse storage facility for Bean Drywall, a Phoenix-based company that installs gypsum drywall for construction projects in the Valley and the Prescott/Sedona area. The building, 23011 N. 15th Lane in Phoenix, is the third LGE Design Build has constructed for Bean Drywall over the… Read More →

Westwood adds 11 to solar, wind teams

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Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood), a national multi-disciplined professional surveying and engineering services firm, announced the addition of 11 members to its solar and wind teams. “This strategic move strengthens and expands Westwood’s national presence in the solar and wind markets and enables the company to leverage additional and well-established expertise to provide value to… Read More →

Arizona becomes a top state for green building

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Arizona real estate is LEED-ing the way, breaking into the Top 10 in the nation for the most projects per capita certified LEED for its green building initiative. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program where projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The… Read More →

How to save green on green building

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Experts say the key to saving money when building green is remembering LEED programs are project specific and what works for one project may not benefit another. Here are some tips to save green while building green. • Start and the process early. You can keep costs lower if you know what you want. This will… Read More →

Cargo containers join multifamily inventory

Courtesy of Containers on Grand

Some Phoenicians are seeking out trendy living spaces in the burgeoning downtown Phoenix area, and soon the available product will include a cluster of shipping containers. The concept, Containers on Grand, was originally intended to provide local artists with a space to store and showcase their artwork on First Fridays, but it has evolved into… Read More →

ASU law school to break ground next week

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The official groundbreaking for Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Center for Law and Society, is set for Nov. 13. The ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of Taylor and First streets starting at 8 a.m. Attending the ceremony will be ASU President Michael M.… Read More →

Local entreprenuers form environmental consulting firm

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Entrepreneurs Cherie Koester and Jana Baldwin have partnered to form Earthworks Environmental, LLC, an environmental consulting business in Metro Phoenix. With both serving as principals of the firm, Koester and Baldwin bring more than 16 years of combined regulatory and industrial experience in Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPPP), dust control and construction safety compliance. Earthworks Environmental… Read More →