Construction on 274 new Warner Center apartments will begin next month

Construction on 274 new Warner Center apartments will begin next month

18/10/17

Construction is scheduled to start next month on a new apartment complex that will replace two low-slung Warner Center commercial buildings with 274 new apartments and 11 live/work units, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. Developer BCEG International Investment-US, Inc. plans to begin demolition next month on the property. Construction’s expected in February, with the seven-story […]

West Hollywood’s Edition Hotel and Residences hits construction milestone

West Hollywood’s Edition Hotel and Residences hits construction milestone

18/10/17

Developers announced last week that West Hollywood’s two-building Edition Hotel and Residences hit a major construction benchmark last week when it “topped out,” a term that signals that the last major beam has been placed in the complex. The hotel will feature 190 rooms and 20 condos, according to developer Witkoff and its partner, New Valley LLC. The hotel rooms […]

LA has the second highest number of cranes at work in the U.S.

LA has the second highest number of cranes at work in the U.S.

18/10/17

The pace of housing development in Los Angeles continues to lag behind that of decades past, but construction booms in Hollywood, Koreatown, and Downtown are reshaping the city’s skyline at a rapid clip. To that point, a new survey from construction analyst finds that the number of cranes at work around Los Angeles has jumped to 36 as of the beginning of July. […]

Amazon leases all the office space in new Rainier Square tower

Amazon leases all the office space in new Rainier Square tower

18/10/17

Looks like Amazon has secured itself a place in Seattle’s skyline. Seattle’s second-tallest skyscraper, which is currently under construction on the Rainier Square block downtown, will have 722,000 square feet of office space—and it’s all being leased to Amazon. The company reportedly first started eying the property back in April, Puget Sound Business Journalreported—way before announcing […]

Amazon’s Block 21 project moves forward

Amazon’s Block 21 project moves forward

11/10/17

Amazon may be looking for a second place to lay down roots, but the online giant is still growing in Seattle. Last week, the city issued shoring and excavation permits for the company’s fourth block of their downtown campus. The complex will be designed by Seattle’s Graphite Design Group—a departure from NBBJ, who designed previous downtown towers—and […]

Construction spending inches up in August

Construction spending inches up in August

10/10/17

Construction spending started 2017 off strong, contributing to industry-wide optimism for solid activity throughout the year. Those numbers have steadily declined since March, though modest increases in this month’s report could point to a change in direction. Meanwhile, the value of construction starts is pacing slightly below expectations. Heading into 2017, Dodge Data & Analytics projected the figure […]

Bill to up safety training for construction workers passes City Council

Bill to up safety training for construction workers passes City Council

10/10/17

A hotly debated bill to require construction workers to take more safety training after a series of deaths on the job passed the City Council Wednesday. The bill will require workers on most construction sites to receive at least 40 hours of safety training. The real estate industry has fought the bill, saying it will […]

Industry Pulse: The latest construction data and statistics

Industry Pulse: The latest construction data and statistics

01/09/17

This construction data hub is updated when any of the following five industry reports is released. These charts offer a look at the construction industry’s health over the past two years. Construction spending While often revised in subsequent months, construction spending figures each month from the U.S. Commerce Department examine the private and public construction […]

Downtown Seattle’s construction boom surges to new record, with no end in sight

Downtown Seattle’s construction boom surges to new record, with no end in sight

21/07/17

Just when it looked like the construction surge couldn’t get any busier, developers keep building more apartments and offices. The demand for new housing and offices in Seattle’s core somehow keeps getting stronger, as the greater downtown region hits another record for construction. There are 74 major projects getting built from South Lake Union to […]