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Construction unemployment rates improve

Bernards & Construction
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 →

Mainstreet Health starts construction on post-acute property

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 →

How can Arizona recoup its skilled workforce?

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

If you’ve attended any local 2016 commercial forecast events, the likelihood of bypassing a panel, speaker or conversation dealing with, or related to, construction and skilled labor issues is slim. It’s not a new issue, but it’s a worrisome one that shows few signs of resolution anytime soon. Why, when other areas of the nation… Read More →

Construction material prices continue free fall

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices fell for the eighth consecutive month during February 2016, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released, Tuesday, by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Construction input prices fell 0.6 percent on a monthly basis in February and 3.7 percent on a yearly basis. Inputs to nonresidential… Read More →

PCL Construction rises on Fortune workplace list

construction industry
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Fortune magazine named PCL Construction to its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 11th consecutive year. PCL, a top general contractor in North America, moved seven spots to rank at number 60 on the list this year. “We’re proud to be named, once again, as an employer of choice by Fortune magazine,” said… Read More →

Report: Phoenix mid-size industrial market on rise

Next Gen Industrial
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Industrial

Mid-size users are dominating the Phoenix industrial market, and the construction sector has a heavy hand in that success, according to the Phoenix office of JLL. The brokerage firm reports much of the 5.8 million square feet of industrial space absorbed in the Valley in 2015 went to mid-size users – tenants occupying somewhere between 10,000 and 50,000 square feet.… Read More →

Big-D Construction relocates Arizona office to Tempe

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Big-D Construction recently moved their Arizona office from Gilbert to a new location in Tempe at 2055 S. Cottonwood Dr. Big-D has had a focus in Arizona and the Southwest since 1989, constructing numerous high profile projects. Big-D has seen continual growth in the area and made a strategic decision last fall to further establish a… Read More →

Nonresidential spending regains momentum in 2016

Construction Employment
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Nonresidential construction spending crested the $700 billion mark on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in January for the first time since March 2009, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and 12.3 percent on a yearly basis,… Read More →

Arizona Polymer Flooring acquisition strengthens position

Arizona Polymer Flooring

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a flooring products and concrete coating systems manufacturer, acquired California-based Super-Krete International, a globally recognized manufacturer of concrete repair and restoration materials. “Super-Krete is an industry leader and true market force in the decorative concrete market. We saw a fantastic opportunity to join forces and together offer our clients the best in both… Read More →

Sun State Builders completes Tiempo Development HQ

Sun State Builders
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Tenant improvements for software developer Tiempo Development’s International Headquarters were completed by Sun State Builders in the Papago Reserve Building in Tempe. The new 3,245 square-foot offices have a modern design, featuring bold colors, a high-speed Cat 6 IT infrastructure and a nine-foot window wall system throughout the offices, bringing in natural light to the… Read More →

CatClar Investments breaks ground in Biltmore area

CatClar Investments
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Rosedale Residences, developed by Scottsdale-based Catclar Investments broke ground last week on 27 tri-level townhomes, with the first occupancy available Summer 2016. “Designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Bing Hu, Rosedale is a unique and exclusive gated community that will appeal to urban professionals, baby boomers, eco-conscious buyers and jet setters who want the convenience of a… Read More →

Skanska finishes work on Buckeye park

by in AZRE Magazine

Skanska, a construction and development firm,  completed work at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye, a $3.95 million park project. Construction for the project included roadway construction, park features including entry gate house, entry gate monument and gates, ramadas, rest rooms and a pedestrian/equestrian bridge across the Skyline Wash. Skanska’s work ranged from subgrade preparation and… Read More →

OdySea Aquarium hits construction milestone

OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium remains on track for a summer grand opening, a “topping out” recently took place. This new construction milestone marks the conclusion of steelwork to the top of the facility which included installation of 2 million pounds of steel and 1,198 beams for the 200,000-square-foot, three-story facility. “This is truly an engineering marvel and… Read More →

Sky Harbor Terminal 3 construction will restrict lanes


The modernization of Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3 continues, with construction work shifting from the north to the south side of Terminal 3 later this week. During the overnight hours of June 4, the north inner curb lanes at Terminal 3, which have been closed to traffic for the past month, will re-open and… Read More →