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Sundt looking to hire up to 1,000 skilled workers


Sundt Construction is looking to hire 850 to 1,000 craft skilled workers by the end of 2017 in an effort to add more workers to transportation and industrial projects across the state, according to a spokesman. The Tempe-based contractor is hosting a job fair on Friday to add skilled workers to projects in Mesa, Gilbert,… Read More →

Why good roads and infrastructure are needed for development

Loop 303 I-10 Interchange

Existing transportation infrastructure can be a make it or break it point for any development project. If there aren’t any roads or other necessary infrastructure pieces in place, then a site isn’t very developable, says Brad Wright, of counsel at Squire Patton Boggs. “I really see the connection between our ability to finance good public… Read More →

Construction material prices rise again in May

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices expanded by 0.7 percent in May and have now expanded for three consecutive months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The rise follows eight consecutive months during which construction input prices fell; prices remain 3.4 percent below their… Read More →

$5M SkySong restaurants project breaks ground

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Wetta Ventures broke ground last week on a $5 million, multiple-restaurant development at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center with completion expected by the end of the year. Prominently located at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and SkySong Boulevard, the new 12,000 square-foot development is expected to include three to four restaurants, one of… Read More →

MC Construction Management completes Legoland

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

MC Construction Management, Inc. has completed building the new 40,000 square foot LEGOLAND Discovery Center at 5000 Arizona Mills Circle in Tempe, AZ for Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd.  Located on the NEC of Arizona Mills, this much anticipated family entertainment center was complete for the grand opening on April 22, 2016. The first of its… Read More →

After Hours: Graycor’s Jennifer Delaporte and her orchids

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Graycor Business Development Manager Jennifer Delaporte says clients aren’t much different than orchids — and if anyone would know, she would. Delaporte’s love affair with orchids started almost 20 years ago in college, but her passion was fueled during her two-year stint in Hawaii, where she lived with her husband on an orchid farm on… Read More →

Sagewood completes $13.2M expansion


Sagewood, a Scottsdale senior living community, has completed the expansion of its on-site, Acacia Health Center, according to Sagewood’s Executive Director Stewart Ingram. Doubling in size, the $13.2 million expansion includes another 36,300 square-feet to Acacia Health Center at Sagewood. Sixty beds have been added to the health center including a new 20-bed memory care neighborhood… Read More →

The Weitz Company finishes senior living community

Weitz Company

The downtown Mesa age-restricted senior living community, Encore on First West, has officially been completed, according to a Wednesday announcement by The Weitz Company. Encore on West First is a 44,000 square-foot, 4-story building, 44 unit complex that was built with accommodations for a future solar panel system on the roof. The community is a… Read More →

Construction job losses hit two-year high

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The construction industry lost 15,000 net jobs nationally in May, according to an analysis of Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The report shows the loss is the industry’s worst since December 2013. April’s estimate had been revised downward from 1,000 net new jobs to a loss of 5,000… Read More →

McCarthy Building promotes Dhruv Patel

Dhruv Patel
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Dhruv Patel, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) director for solar installations at McCarthy Building Companies Inc., was recently promoted to vice president of EPC within the company’s growing Renewable Energy team. In this role, Patel will use his experience in the solar industry to oversee a diverse portfolio of solar and energy related projects across the… Read More →

Danrick Builders will develop motorsports destination

Danrick Builders
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

A massive recreational motorsports facility is coming to Pinal County, and it hopes to become a global magnet for entertainment and an economic engine for the Casa Grande region, according to an announcement by developers. Chandler-based Danrick Builders unveiled plans Wednesday for Attesa, a 2,360 acre recreational motorsports facility that will have two 2.8 mile… Read More →

Nonresidential construction spending drops in April

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Nonresidential construction spending fell 2.1 percent in April according to analysis of  U.S. Census Bureau data released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential spending totaled $688.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate. Much like last month, the sting of a disappointing headline number was mitigated by upward revisions to the previous two months… Read More →

April construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction employment rates improved in 44 states and the nation in April on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors. The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 6 percent was a 1.5 percent drop from April 2015, continuing a streak of consecutive… Read More →

NOVO Development adds Stephen Hulston

Stephen Hulston
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Stephen Hulston has joined NOVO Development of Scottsdale and will oversee the company’s cost estimating, pre-construction and development activities. Hulston brings almost three decades of construction experience to NOVO having most recently served as vice president/business unit leader for Balfour Beatty Construction. He managed Arizona operations for the construction company, including all financial, design, construction… Read More →