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50,000 SF manufacturing facility finished in Prescott

Manufacturing facility
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

A 50,000-square-foot built-to-suit manufacturing facility in Prescott was finished for its occupants, Vinyl Visions LLC, which is relocating from Southern California to the new facility. The two-story facility sits on 3.5 acres and has vinyl extrusion capabilities. Vinyl Visions provides window trim and other products nationwide for the window and door industry. Sun State Builders completed… Read More →

LGE Design Build completes Stone Collection offices, showroom

LGE Design Build
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

LGE Design Build completed construction on a showroom for The Stone Collection, a wholesaler of natural stone slabs and other premium hard surface materials in Phoenix. The Stone Collection’s new 100,000-square-foot building, located at 4101 S. 38th St. in Phoenix, features a 12,500 square-foot, showroom that includes a dedicated gallery for viewing translucent semi-precious stones, collaborative… Read More →

Tucson retail center to add 3 stores

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The ground was broken Thursday for a retail project in Tucson, which will include three additional stores at Houghton Town Center near Houghton and Old Vail Roads. Ryan Companies US is the owner, developer and general contractor of the retail project and is partnered with Diamond Ventures to add the three new retail stores. The additions… Read More →

Construction on largest APS solar plant finished

APS Solar Plant
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Arizona Public Service‘s (APS) largest solar plant to date was recently completed in Red Rock, Arizona, nearly 40 miles Northwest of Tucson near Interstate 10. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. finished the 40 megawatt, 400-acre solar plant at 25990 E. Camino Adelante Rd., for APS. The plant has 2,286 single-axis trackers supporting 182,880 photovoltaic panels. Construction on… Read More →

ABC says construction lost jobs in December

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

National construction employment declined by 3,000 net jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in December, according to analysis of  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The industry added 102,000 net new jobs on a year-over-year basis, the smallest increase in more than four years. Of the… Read More →

Construction unemployment rates improve in 38 states

Bernards & Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

November not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 38 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The rates for two states, Kansas and Texas, were unchanged from November 2015. The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.7 percent was down… Read More →

LGE completes $600,000 education facility in Tempe

LGE Design Build
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Phoenix-based LGE Design Build finished a $600,000, 4,758-square-foot addition, which includes five special-needs classrooms, to Arizona’s Austin Centers for Exceptional Students‘ (The ACES) Tempe campus. The building includes a sensory room with a ball pit, sand table, spinning swing and other elements designed to improve sensory integration for the students. ACES provides special education services to… Read More →

Construction backlog rebounds in third quarter

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction backlog expanded during the third quarter, according to Associated Builders and Contractors‘ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator, released Tuesday. The expanding backlog is led by strong growth in the commercial and industrial construction sector. This increase follows two quarters of backlog decline, according to ABC. The backlog led to speculation that growth was slowing in the country’s… Read More →

Building better learning environments for higher education

ASU: The Student Pavilion will be the first net zero building on any of the ASU campuses, and will only operate on the energy produced on-site.

The design and construction of projects at universities play a critical role in improving learning and teaching environments. Arizona universities are raising the bar for higher education environments with more creative architectural designs and collaborative areas that incorporate new technologies and sustainability features. Newer projects show an increased emphasis on interactivity and creating collaborative environments… Read More →

ABC predicts modest growth for nonresidential construction

Bernards & Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2017, according to the association’s forecast for next year. While contractors are vulnerable to rising commodity prices and potential interest rate increases in 2017, the middling consumer-led recovery should still lead to modest growth in construction spending… Read More →

Construction starts on Tempe mixed-use project at University Drive and Forest Avenue

The Opus Group began construction on the two residential towers late last year. (Rendering courtesy of The Opus Group)
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Mixed-Use

The Opus Group started construction on a 407-unit residential and retail mixed-use development in Tempe. The project covers nearly an entire city block on the northwest corner of University Drive and Forest Avenue and will transform a surface parking lot into high-rise apartments and retail. The project is owned by a joint venture partnership between Opus… Read More →

Construction job growth accelerates in November

Construction Materials
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 net new jobs in November and has now added jobs for three consecutive months, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Industry employment is up by 2.4 percent on a year-over-year basis, considerably faster than the overall economy’s 1.6… Read More →

Scottsdale Fashion Square announces big renovation plans

Scottsdale Fashion Square will add to its luxury reputation with a striking new entrance and arrival point. (Provided rendering by Scottsdale Fashion Square)

Enhancements to Luxury Offerings Will Be First Phase; Louis Vuitton Announces Major Store Renovation in 2017   Macerich, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of one-of-a-kind retail properties in top markets, today announced a phased project to further enhance the iconic Scottsdale Fashion Square. Plans include a renovation of the luxury wing followed… Read More →

Firm uses modern solutions to reduce construction funding risk

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It’s no secret that construction is seen as one of the most high-risk industries to fund. Between 2011 and 2013, contractors had a 26 percent rate of failure, leaving behind thousands of unfinished projects. The root of the problem is cash flow and antiquated funding models. Contractors have relied heavily on loans and lines of… Read More →