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SF built homes for new residents twice as fast as rest of state in 2016

SF built homes for new residents twice as fast as rest of state in 2016

25/05/17

We doubled the state average, even as population swelled to 874,228. California’s Department of Finance reported this week that the state and its major metro center continued growing in population in 2016, including to 874,288 people in San Francisco as of January 2017, a net gain of more than 9,300 for the year. The same […]

LA’s skyline has the third-highest number of cranes in the nation

LA’s skyline has the third-highest number of cranes in the nation

25/05/17

As 2016 came to a close, 29 cranes were employed throughout Los Angeles, assisting with major construction projects. That’s down from 40 earlier in the year, but enough to give LA the third-most crane dotted skyline nationwide. First place went to Seattle, as the Seattle Times reports. The Emerald City had a whopping 62 cranes […]

Academy Museum’s giant glass sphere will begin to take shape in June

Academy Museum’s giant glass sphere will begin to take shape in June

25/05/17

The much-delayed museum should be ready to open by 2019. Construction on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures finally got underway in March of last year, after years of planning and pushback from a litigious group of community members. Now, work is finally set to begin on the most anticipated (and controversial) part of the […]

Southblock will bring 507 apartments to Hollywood Boulevard

Southblock will bring 507 apartments to Hollywood Boulevard

25/05/17

It’s the sister project to the completed Eastown across the street. Southblock—a large apartment building on Hollywood Boulevard—is expected to open in the second quarter of 2018, a rep for the construction firm Morley Builders tells Curbed. Construction has been underway since early last year at the intersection of Argyle, next to the W Hotel […]

LA to host 2022 Super Bowl because of stadium delays

LA to host 2022 Super Bowl because of stadium delays

25/05/17

LA was supposed to host the 2021 Super Bowl. Don’t print bootleg Super Bowl 2021 t-shirts just yet. Less than a week after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium will open almost one year later than originally planned, NFL team owners have voted unanimously to give Los Angeles the Super Bowl in 2022—not in 2021, […]

Sunset Boulevard hotel design unveiled in new renderings

Sunset Boulevard hotel design unveiled in new renderings

25/05/17

93 rooms and a restaurant on the ground floor. Back in February, plans emerged for yet another Hollywood hotel, joining the increasingly ridiculous number already on the way to the area. Now, Urbanize LA has spotted a presentation reviewed by the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council that sheds a little more light on the project. […]

Shovel-Ready: U.S., Canada Construction Uptick Predicted for 2017

Shovel-Ready: U.S., Canada Construction Uptick Predicted for 2017

30/01/17

After a sluggish year with just 1 percent growth, backhoes and bulldozers should be busier in 2017 with 5 percent growth in construction starts, for a total volume of $713 billion. That is the prediction from industry leader Dodge Data & Analytics, presented at the group’s annual conference held recently at National Harbor in Oxon […]

Leading economists predict construction industry growth through 2017

Leading economists predict construction industry growth through 2017

30/01/17

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast this week (download the PDF slidedeck; watch the archived presentation). Each economist […]

Trump market impact prompts surge in optimism for U.S. engineering firm leaders

Trump market impact prompts surge in optimism for U.S. engineering firm leaders

30/01/17

The Trump Administration’s plans for infrastructure investment, regulatory reform, and tax relief have ignited a burst of enthusiasm among U.S. engineering firm leaders, propelling the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Engineering Business Index (EBI) to its largest ever quarterly increase. The 4th Quarter 2016 (Q4/2016) EBI surged 5.1 points to 66.5, up from the 61.4 […]

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