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Arizona plans road projects with reduced funding

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The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350 million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years. The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid. Director John Halikowski says some tough decisions will have… Read More →

Plan to Revive Construction Industry Unveiled

Reviving the Construction Industry
by in Economy | Workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan today detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released today. “Our goal is… Read More →

Speaker: Loretta Hall ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Conference & Expo
by in Events | Green

Loretta Hall, The Write Equation, Inc. Loretta Hall, a writer who reports on architecture and construction projects, is certified as a green building technical professional. Her book, Underground Buildings: More than Meets the Eye, describes the advantages and challenges of earth-integrated architecture by presenting more than 100 U.S. examples. Her website,, chronicles new projects… Read More →

Recycled Plastic Bottles — Building Material For Classrooms

Recycled Plastic Used as Building Material
by in Blogs | Education | Green

It’s all about the three Rs right? — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Laura Kutner certainly took this idea to a whole new level when she led the way in the construction of a school building in Guatemala, using discarded plastic bottles. The inspiration came to her when she realized there was plastic trash everywhere yet classrooms… Read More →