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MAR 29, 2022 UNSAFE, UNSTABLE CONDITIONS REPORTED AT GARAGE COLLAPSE SITE MONTHS PRIOR As pressure mounts to determine the cause of a deadly partial collapse of the Government Center garage that killed a construction worker over the weekend, new details have emerged about the conditions of the construction site. A portion of the parking garage collapsed on...Read More

MAR 10, 2022 FIVE PROJECTS THAT EMBODY THE BOSTON AREA's CAMPUS BUILDING BOOM A new residential tower could rise 30 stories over the Back Bay. A sprawling complex would buzz with hundreds of scientists in Allston, and a sleek glass-and-limestone business school would fill out the banks of the Charles...Read More

FEB 4, 2022 BAKER UNVEILS $9.5B INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN BOSTON Charlie Baker has rolled out a new infrastructure plan that will divert billions of dollars in federal funding to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges and upgrade public transit and aging water and sewer systems...Read More

Feb 1, 2022 WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MAYOR MICHELLE WU's PROPOSED REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX Mayor Michelle Wu has put forth a proposal to levy a transfer tax on real estate sales in Boston over $2 million -- a move that could bring in nearly $100 million annually to help fund affordable housing initiatives, her administration says...Read More

Nov 20, 2021 CITY SCOOP, NE REGION - PROVIDENCE, RI.,NEW BEDFORD-FALL RIVER NOV 2021 With several major residential, public education and heavy-highway construction projects underway, Providence's growth in these sectors "represents varying levels of opportunity not experienced in Rhode Island for many years," Dimeo says. If enacted, President Biden's infrastructure bill would also result "in continued investment in the hard assets so critical to keeping Rhode Island competitive...Read More

Nov 1, 2021 BOSTON'S BUILDING BOOM PRESENTS BIG CHALLENGES FOR THE NEXT MAYOR TO SOLVE From my vantage point on the Massachusetts Ave. bridge (officially the Harvard Bridge), I count 11 construction cranes looming over Boston's skyline. Many more are hidden. Boston is in the midst of the largest building boom in its history. There are now nearly 100 major development projects ...Read More

Oct 15 2021 DOYLE'S REVAMP, MGH EXPANSION,ALEXANDRA HOTEL ALL GET CITY APPROVAL The Boston Planning and Development Agency board approved a slate of projects representing a combined 4.2 million square feet of space on Thursday evening. All told, 940 residential units were approved for development, a third of which will be ...Read More

Oct 11,2021 MORE HOUSING PITCHED AT SOUTHIE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY NEAR ANDREW T Real estate developer Joe Hassell has proposed 30 residential units at 212 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston, a site near the MBTA Red Line Andrew station. The property is "currently underutilized"...Read More

Sept 28, 2021 HERE'S THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION NEWS IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON Winthrop Center Tower (115 Federal Street): Please be advised of a number of pedestrian/vehicular traffic detours, as construction on Winthrop Center Tower continues: Federal Street: there are pedestrian crosswalks at 133 Federal Street and at 75-101 Federal Street to help pedestrians avoid the construction site.Winthrop Square Park: Access to Winthrop Square Park is prohibited. Pedestrians are advised to use the main crosswalk "Read More

Sept 17, 2021 GATEWAY GROWTH--SMALL, DIVERSE CITIES AROUND BOSTON SAW SOME OF THE BIGGEST POPULATION INCREASES Gateway cities across Massachusetts have gotten more used to looking for silver linings or overcoming longtime challenges "Read More

Sept 16, 2021 NICHOLS COLLEGE RECEIVED $20M STATE BOND FOR NEW DORMThe Central Massachusetts college has received a $20 million tax-exempt bond to pay for a new 75-bed dorm building "Read More

Aug 19, 2021 DEVELOPER NOW PUTTING UP LARGE APARTMENT BUILDING IN THE FENWAY Scape, a British company whose contractors are now busy erecting a 477-unit apartment on Boylston Street, where Machine and Ramrod used to be, says it will soon file plans for a 400-unit residential building at 2 Charlesgate West "Read More

Aug 11, 2021 DEVELOPERS UNWRAP PLANS FOR 80 STORY LIFE SCIENCES BUILDINGS AS REPLACEMENT FOR OLD WBZ STUDIOS & ANTENNA IN ALLSTON National Development and the Mount Vernon Co.today filed detailed plans for the three-building, 700,000-square-foot complex they want to build on the 6.3-acre Soldiers Field Road site that has been home to WBZ since the 1940s "Read More

Aug 11, 2021 MA COULD RECEIVE ABOUT $8B FROM NEW FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved a major infrastructure package, directing close to $8 billion to the state of Massachusetts.The infrastructure bill is a huge deal because our roads, bridges "Read More

Aug 5, 2021 RECORD-BREAKING $26.6M SETTLEMEMNT AWARDED TO WORKER HURT DURING LONGELLOW BRIDGE REPAIRS A Middlesex County jury found the J.F. White Contracting Company, with its joint venture partners, Skanska and Consigli Construction, negligent and put its employee in a situation where he now has a permanent disability "Read More

July 1 2021 LUMBER PRICES DIVE MORE THAN 40% IN JUNE, BIGGEST MONTHLY DROP ON RECORD The great lumber bubble of 2021 has popped. After a jaw-dropping rally this spring, lumber prices have come back down to earth as supply increased, speculative trading action cooled and homebuilding demand eased. Lumber futures tanked more than 40% in June alone, suffering their worst month on record dating back to 1978. The building commodity is down more than 18% in 2021, headed for the first negative first half since 2015."Read More

June 28 2021, GILBANE RELOCATES EXECS TO BOSTON, WITH PLANS TO GROW IN THE REGION A construction management firm that's been building in Greater Boston for 75 years, and just celebrated its 150th anniversary, is readying for fresh investment in the region.Gilbane Building Co. has relocated two of its executive leaders to the company's Boston office, with plans to grow its development presence in the region, as well as its investment in robotics, technology and innovation."Read More

June 11 2021,SUFFOLK DOWNS SWAPS HOUSING FOR LABS IN REVERE The HYM Investment Group is pivoting the first phase of its expansive Suffolk Downs mixed-use development in Revere and East Boston to include lab space rather than housing....."Read More

June 9 2021, GREYSTAR PLANS GROUNDBREAKING FOR 650 EVERETT APARTMENTS THIS SUMMER Greystar Real Estate Partners, a South Carolina-based apartment development company, is expanding its footprint in Greater Boston with a planned 650-unit complex in Everett. Greystar plans to start construction on two six-story buildings at 85 Boston St. in Everett this summer. The site previously housed Wood Waste of Boston to process and recycle construction debris...."Read More

May 25, 2021 CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BEVERLY Harborlight Community Partners plans to break ground in June on a 77-unit affordable housing complex in Beverly. Anchor Point will consist of two apartment buildings with a mix of two- and three-bedroom units, and a community building, along with exterior amenities that include two playgrounds, a basketball court, a walking path, a playing field, and community gardens, according to Harborlight, a Beverly-based nonprofit.e Bay State, with 32 such firms landing in the annual rankings..."Read More

May 5, 2021 RISE TOGETHER ENVISIONS A DIFFERENT PATH OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN GREATER BOSTON The vision for this development company is to bring diverse communities into real-estate deals at the very beginning of a project, creating an opportunity for long-term, generational wealth creation rather than a one-time payout for selling a piece of property.

April 22, 2021 CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN TOPS BBJ LIST OF LARGEST PRIVATE COS.IN MASS.The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry once again dominates the Business Journal's list of the 100 largest private companies in the Bay State, with 32 such firms landing in the annual rankings..."Read More

April 20, 2021 $1B LIFE SCIENCE PROJECT STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN BOSTON Developed by IQHQ and Meredith Management, the project will incorporate the city's largest air-rights structure since 1980. Life sciences REIT IQHQ Inc. and local co-developer Meredith Management have begun construction on their Fenway Center project, a $1 billion life science campus in Boston...."Read More

April 19, 2021 CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS FOR APRIL 19, 2021 ENR publishes both a Construction Cost Index and Building Cost index that are widely used in the construction industry. This website contains an explanation of the indexes methodology and a complete history of the 20-city national average for the CCI and BCI. Both indexes have a materials and labor component. In the second issue of each month ENR publishes the CCI, BCI, materials index, skilled labor index and common labor index for 20 cities and the national average. ...."Read More

April 16, 2021 SHAWMUT BREAKS GROUND ON HISTORIC BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA RENOVATION The city of Boston and Shawmut Design and Construction broke ground on a transformational renovation to Boston City Hall Plaza. Beginning with phase one, the project will deliver updated civic spaces and programming capabilities, as well as add infrastructure that will make the plaza a welcoming, everyday destination...."Read More

March 23, 2021 CONTRACTORS' REVENUE EXPECTATIONS TO RISE New data shows that U.S. contractors are growing more optimistic, mostly driven by a rise in revenue expectations. They also have better outlooks on hiring as business concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic lessen, according to the latest U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index...."Read More

Mar. 5, 2021 MA:FALL RIVER TO SEE 'GREAT DEAL OF ACTIVITY AS SOUTH RAIL CONSTRUCTION WORK PICKS UP Construction activity in Fall River for the $1.1 billion South Coast Rail commuter rail project will be conspicuous over the next eight weeks..."Read More

Mar. 3 2021 NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING STABILIZES IN JANUARY 2021, DOWN 5% SINCE JANUARY 2020, SAYS ABC National nonresidential construction spending increased 0.9% on a monthly basis in January 2021..."Read More

Mar. 3 2021 SEAPORT LAB ADDITION, AT CITY GATEWAY, FACES KEY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW The development team pitching lab space atop 88 Black Falcon, a waterfront property on the furthest edge..."Read More