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Technology shakes up how projects are planned, scheduled and built

Over the last 10 years, innovations in technology have disrupted many of the industries across the world allowing for improved efficiency, savings and quality. The construction industry is no different. Although, Jim Rogers, a well-known construction management and industry expert, says, “Construction lags behind other industries like manufacturing that have more quickly adopted and implemented… Read More →

Steel beam signed by fans installed at Phoenix Raceway

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Earlier today, the steel beam signed by fans and the entire field of drivers during this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series Phoenix Grand Prix was installed in one of the two new Canyons – the redesigned and expanded entrances associated with the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar. Fans who signed the steel beam will… Read More →

Five Star Development prepares massive Paradise Valley project

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Five Star Development, owner and masterplan developer of the $2 billion Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences in Paradise Valley, is underway with land preparation on the highly anticipated development. Site work commenced in October 2016 and the mass grading is nearly complete. Over the last several months, approximately 500,000 cubic yards of dirt has been moved,… Read More →

DBM Ventures developing $25M Chauncey Lane mixed-use project

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Scottsdale has no problem drawing crowds, thanks to its thriving dining scene, striking architecture, ample opportunities for shopping and entertainment and near-endless eye candy, and newcomers and locals alike will find all four in abundance at Chauncey Lane. The massive, 53,000-square-foot mixed-use project will debut at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Chauncey Lane, bringing… Read More →

LGE Design Build completes Chandler Airpark project

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LGE Design Build has completed construction on Chandler Airpark, a nearly 97,000 square-foot, six building commercial development, bringing countless new jobs to the East Valley. Construction on the large-scale project located on Douglas Drive (just west of Stearman Drive) in Chandler wrapped in May with developer Silagi Development of Thousand Oaks, California. Three of the… Read More →

LGE Design Build completes nearly $2M Galleria lobby

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

It’s one of Old Town Scottsdale’s most iconic addresses, and LGE Design Build helped give it a nearly $2 million face-lift . Galleria Scottsdale, a massive, 537,000 square-foot commercial property located in the heart of the city, recently gave its lobby a $1.8 million upgrade with the help of LGE Design Build, enhancing its appeal even… Read More →

Industry added 16,000 new construction jobs in June

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

National construction employment added 16,000 net new construction jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  Overall construction employment expanded 3.1 percent on a year-over-year basis, easily outpacing the year-over-year growth rate of 1.6 percent for all… Read More →

Downtown Tempe’s The Local, Whole Foods begin construction

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The Local, a new, mixed-use development located at the intersection of University Drive and Ash Avenue in downtown Tempe, has officially broken ground. Developed by Denver-based Forum Real Estate Group, The Local will be a unique, luxury apartment residence anchored by Whole Foods Market 365. The nine-story structure sits on an 80,938-square foot parcel in… Read More →

Mixed-use development The Local breaks ground July 11

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The Local, a new, mixed-use development located at the intersection of University Drive and Ash Avenue in downtown Tempe, will officially break ground on Tuesday, July 11. Developed by Denver-based Forum Real Estate Group, The Local will be a nine-story, luxury apartment residence anchored by Whole Foods Market 365. Representatives from Forum Real Estate Group… Read More →

Scottsdale Airport $27M redevelopment breaks ground July 12

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Scottsdale Airport will host a ceremonial groundbreaking to officially mark the launch of the terminal area redevelopment project. It takes place at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the terminal building, 15000 N. Airport Drive. This project will upgrade and enhance this area with some of the largest hangars at the airport and maximize use… Read More →

McCarthy nears completion of $22M stadium parking structure for UA

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McCarthy Building Companies Inc. will top out construction on the highly anticipated, new $22 million five-level, 282,000-square-foot South Stadium Parking Structure for the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson, Ariz., later this month. Upon completion in August, the garage will have 915 parking spaces, restoring parking spaces that have been used for campus development of… Read More →

Arizona Supreme Court decision helps CRE developers

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Doing business with government entities in Arizona has improved for real estate and infrastructure developers, thanks to a recent Arizona Supreme Court decision. The state and its political subdivisions are now subject to Arizona’s eight-year statute of repose, giving the government a deadline to file legal actions based on contracts for the design, development and… Read More →

A.R. Mays Construction gives Whispering Hope Ranch a boost

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

June 12 marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Barn to Bunkhouse conversion project at Whispering Hope Ranch (WHR), a 45-acre camp for children and animals with special needs, outside Payson, Arizona. At full capacity with 126 beds in the existing Phase I construction of 10 cabins, an increase in the number… Read More →

McCarthy hires Guy Voss as director of business development

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McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently hired Guy Voss, P.E., as director of business development of McCarthy Water for the Southwest division. The Water team offers general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for water and wastewater projects throughout the United States. In his new role, Voss will direct the group’s strategic planning and new… Read More →