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JULY 24 2023 HOMEBUYERS FACE SUPPLY AND PRICING CHALLENGES. WHAT CAN UNLOCK THE HOUSING MARKET'S RIGHT INVENTORY? Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.43 million, according to the US Census Bureau, down 8% from May and down 8.1% from June 2022 . . .Read More

JULY 17 2023 DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION STRATEGIES WILL NEED TO GO BEYOND OFFICE CONVERSIONS, EXPERT SAY The group is taking a multi pronged approach to bring people downtown, including revitalizing condemned or abandoned buildings, helping to facilitate new construction . . .Read More

JULY 12 2023 NEW LIGHTHOUSE? END-ZONE BEER HALL? HERE'S GILLETTE STADIUM'S 250M MAKEOVER With the Patriots' season opener a couple months away, it's two-minute drill time for the Krafts and their $250M upgrade to Gillette . . .Read More

JULY 7 2023 SUFFOLK GROWS ITS AVIATION BUSINESS WITH $60M TAMPA AIRPORT PROJECT While working in the public sector, Sleiman was named Engineering News-Record's Top 25 Newsmakers of 2009 for pioneering the use of warm-mix asphalt. . .Read More

JUNE 9 2023 NEW HAVEN CT, PARTIAL BUILDING COLLAPSE PROBE CONTINUES Eight workers fell two stories on June 2 after concrete failure in an area. The US Occupational Safety & Health Administration continues"Read More

JUNE 5 2023 SUFFOLK DOWNS RESTARTING MUSIC THIS MONTH AMID MAJOR CHANGES Suffolk Downs is undergoing early phases of a construction project that'll transform the former horse racing track into a 16 million sq-ft behemoth of a development"Read More

MAY 25 2023 BOSTON BUSINESS LEADERS WANT MORE HOUSING. NEW DATA SHOWS WE'RE BUILDING LESS Darrin DeCoste and his partners at Stoneridge Mutual Properties broke ground on a 40 unit apartment building in Brockton last fall, but building permits have fallen off region-wide so far this year"Read More

MAY 10 2023 CONSTRUCTION'S PROFIT MARGINS SINK TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE MID-PANDEMIC Material costs and labor issues pushed first quarter profit margins in the U.S. construction industry. . .Read More

MAY 9 2023 BANK FAILURES PUT SQUEEZE ON CONSTRUCTION LOANS The lending environment, which has grown more treacherous over recent weeks, could dampen new multifamily starts by as much as 60%, according to one executive. . .Read More

MAY 3 2023 CONSTRUCTION KICKS OFF FOR LARGE LOGISTICS FACILITY NEAR I-495 The project is joining the more than 3 million square feet of industrial real estate now under construction in Greater Boston. . .Read More

MAY 3 2023 ESI MOVES HQ FROM ATTLEBORO TO TAUNTON Environmental Systems (ESI), a mechanical contractor & engineering firm, has secured a long-term sublease at the expansion area of Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton. . .Read More

APR. 19 2023 BOSTON ADOPTS TOUGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS Boston Mayor Michelle Wu inked a city ordinance designed to encourage developers to install all-electric systems instead of gas and other fossil fuels. . .Read More

APR. 3 2023 VETERAN NY EXEC TO RUN MASSACHUSETTS' TROUBLED TRANSIT AGENCY Veteran transportation executive Phillip Eng will take the reins at the agency, known as the T, after being named to the job by Gov. Maura Healey last week. . .Read More

MAR. 21 2023 DEVELOPERS TOPOFF 2ND LAB BUILDING IN SOMERVILLE'S BOYNTON YARDS DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Leggat McCall Properties last week celebrated the topping off of an 11-floor, 370,000-square-foot lab and office building. . .Read More

MAR. 7 2023 'WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ONE' AGC ECONOMIST DISMISSES A 2023 RECESSION Strong job openings, wage growth and robust investment into equipment, IT and overall plant construction indicate the U.S. economy should avoid a recession this year, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated General Contractors. . .Read More

MAR. 6 2023 CONSTRUCTION CHAMPIONS 2023 Not long ago, it was unusual to find more than just a few women working in a skilled trade or leading a team on a construction project. While women still only make up a little more than 14% of the construction workforce. . .Read More

MAR. 6 2023 RECOGNIZING WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) performed interviews with 176 tradeswomen and analyzed 770 responses to a survey directed to women in the industry to recruit, hire and retain more women in the industry. . .Read More

FEB. 10 2023 THE ARGUMENT: SHOULD MASSACHUSETTS SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC HOUSING? The siren song of public housing, first heard in the 1930s, is back in Massachusetts. It promises housing without profits will serve the poor better than the private market. But examination of its record, in Boston and nationally, should give pause. . .Read More

FEB. 7 2023 HEALEY NOT RUSHING THINGS AT THE MBTA Slowly - some would say too slowly - putting the pieces in place to take control of the MBTA.Back in August, when it was widely expected she would replace Charlie Baker as governor, Healey said she intended to hire a new MBTA general manager and a statewide transportation chief. . .Read More

FEB. 6 2023 THIS YEAR OUTLOOK: IS THIS THE YEAR SUPPLY CHAINS STABILIZE? After more than two years of nonstop disruption, it appears that supply chains are finally approaching balance.Freight rates have fallen back down to earth from record highs. The ship queue off the Port of Los Angeles has all but disappeared. . .Read More