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Quarterly GDP growth slowest in 2 years

Small Businesses getting help in down economy
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded only 0.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during 2016’s first quarter, according to an analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This disappointing figure follows a 1.4 percent annualized rate of economic output expansion during the fourth quarter of 2015. Nonresidential fixed… Read More →

Mortenson Construction expands East Coast footprint

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Mortenson Construction announced Wednesday it has expanded its operations in the Washington, D.C. area with the addition of a new office in McLean, VA. Mortenson has been serving the mission needs of the Federal Government across the United States for more than 30 years and currently has several projects underway in the Washington, D.C. area. “The expansion of our… Read More →

March construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction unemployment rates improved in March with 298,000 new jobs added, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates for the country and 30 states were 0.8 lower than in March 2015, marking five and a half years of consecutive monthly year-over-year rate declines. The state with the lowest construction unemployment rates in… Read More →

After waiting since downturn, developers start construction

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Senior Living

Since 2005, developers have been sitting on land at the southwest corner of Olive and 107th Avenues in Peoria, waiting for the right time to move forward with the right project. Tuesday, Chicago-based general contractor Lamp Incorporated announced that the time is now. The lot will be the site of The Mission at Agua Fria—a… Read More →

Construction firm earns 2 marketing awards

Weitz Company
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The Weitz Company Phoenix office walked away as a two-time winner at the 3rd Annual SMPS Arizona Marketing Communication Awards (MCA) on Thursday, April 14. SMPS Arizona Marketing Communications Awards showcase the best and brightest creations of top local A/E/C marketing and business development professionals. The competition is friendly, but fierce, as leading industry marketers submit their… Read More →

Johnson Carlier acquires BEC Southwest

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Johnson Carlier, a Phoenix-based general contractor, acquired BEC Southwest. Its founder and owner Marc Daniels, has rejoined Johnson Carlier as President and COO. Daniels left Johnson Carlier in 1992 to start BEC, which grew into a successful engineering and construction company that predominantly works in Northern Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Daniels brings 34 years of building… Read More →

Construction material prices rise for 1st time in 9 months

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices rose on a monthly basis in March for the first time in nine months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices expanded 0.9 percent on a monthly basis in March but are still down 3.4… Read More →

Lincoln breaks ground on 250K SF offices

Rendering of the Grand at Papago Park
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Office

Just as it breaks ground on the first building at The Grand at Papago Park Center in Tempe, Arizona, Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has secured a pre-lease commitment from a major first tenant: leading enterprise application software company SAP America (NYSE: SAP). SAP is currently located in the Scottsdale Galleria, but will relocate to the first building at The Grand at… Read More →

Local construction firm changes name and location

Graycor Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Phoenix Construction firm, Nitti Graycor, announced Monday that all operations for its southwest regional headquarters have moved to a new Phoenix location and are officially doing business as Graycor Construction Company. The new location, at 4600 E. Washington St., Suite 440, Phoenix, Arizona 85034, was designed with flexibility and collaboration in mind to best support Graycor’s service… Read More →

Construction on tribal lands: Ready, set, build

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There are 22 federally recognized Native American tribes, communities and nations within Arizona’s borders, encompassing thousands of acres of protected or preserved land across the state. While some areas may never be available for development because of cultural ties to the tribes, a lot of opportunity for future projects exist. Knowing how to develop on… Read More →

SkySong 4 ‘Topping Out’ on March 31

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

SkySong 4 is closing in on completion, with a key construction milestone being marked in a ceremony tomorrow. SkySong 4 is “topped out,” meaning the structural steel in the construction building has reached the building’s final height. The SkySong 4 construction team will celebrate the milestone at a “Topping Out Party,” to be held at… Read More →

Construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Unusually mild weather in much of the country continued into the first part of January, but ended for the East near the end of the month with the brutal storm dubbed “Snowzilla.” The storm did not hit until after the reference week used for surveying employment and unemployment. This undoubtedly helped to temper the normal… Read More →

Phoenix Indian School legacy project funded

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction to restore the former elementary school and music building at Steele Indian School Park, on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road, is set to begin immediately. The City of Phoenix (COP), which owns the building, is funding the project and has a signed Letter of Understanding with the partners, Native… Read More →

Mainstreet Health starts construction on post-acute property

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Medical

Construction on Phoenix’s latest post-acute development is now underway. Mainstreet and Mainstreet Health, the operating company of Mainstreet, broke ground in mid-February. This will be the first project Mainstreet Health will operate for Mainstreet. The property, located at 3000 N. 91st Ave. in Phoenix, boasts 94 private beds, 67,697 square feet and will provide post-acute care (short-stay rehabilitation… Read More →