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Construction begins on AGC of Utah training center

Fifty members of AGC of Utah were on hand Monday to break ground on a training center in Salt Lake City. The $5 million center is being built next to the chapter's headquarters and offers 16,000 square feet of space. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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Mint Car Wash begins building 3rd Savannah, Georgia location

Mint Car Wash, a Savannah-based exterior express car wash company, has announced plans to build a third location in the greater Savannah area. Earlier this year, Mint hosted a grand opening event for its second location (4747 E. U.S. Hwy. 80) benefiting Coastal Pet Rescue. The original Mint Car Wash opened at 10000 Abercorn Street in July 2018. (more…)

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Rare new Vegas hotel ahead of schedule, builder says

A planned hotel-casino that would be the first built in Las Vegas since the now-defunct Lucky Dragon will open earlier than planned despite health and safety adjustments forced by the pandemic, developer Derek Stevens says. The 777-room Circa, which is expected to debut by year's end, will put an end to a four-decade drought in ground-up hotel construction in the downtown area. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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Mosaic Construction renovates office for return at Novel Coworking in Illinois

As Chicago begins re-opening workplaces this month, many companies are contemplating a return to work and what safe office spaces might look like. Mosaic Construction LLC, has just completed such a renovation, delivering a suite of private offices within Novel Coworking on the top floor of 420 West Huron Street in the River North area of downtown Chicago. The 4,500 square foot renovated Smart Suite has been constructed to create a large open area with dedicated space for two private offices, a huddle room, and a phone booth for private calls. Facing south, the office is bathed in natural light throughout the day and features glass panels and doors, as well as a full-size private kitchenette. (more…)

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AGC Georgia recognizes contractors for safety excellence

As the leading associations for the construction industry in Georgia and at the national level, the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) partner each year to recognize firms for safety excellence. Nearly 40 Georgia-based construction firms were honored for their dedication to safety during the 2019 calendar year. (more…)

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Sacramento city seeks federal funds for $11B in projects

Leaders in Sacramento have proposed $11 billion in infrastructure projects that they hope get federal funding after the coronavirus pandemic. Projects include a system that would turn household wastewater into irrigation water. Read The Sacramento Bee story here

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Retail phase completed at L.A. mixed-use property

Construction has wrapped up for the lifestyle and entertainment sections of a $150 million mixed-use development in Los Angeles called The Vineyards at Porter Ranch. The property boasts a central green area, community meeting room, medical office building, AMC Theaters, Whole Foods Market, Ulta Beauty, Gus's Barbecue and upcoming apartments. Read the Shopping Center Business story here

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Transit plan for Tampa, Florida area advances

A 10-year plan to connect commuters in five counties in the Tampa, Fla., area has been cleared by transportation officials. However, the Regional Transit Development Plan is preliminary and has no funding commitment. Read the WTSP-TV story here

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Orange County, Florida county persists with convention center project

Orange County, Florida plans to use budget reserves to continue designing a $700 million expansion of the convention center, but work might be slowed because of lagging tax revenue during the coronavirus pandemic. The center typically operates at a loss but is considered vital to the tourism industry. Read the Orlando Sentinel story here

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Amtrak picks team for Philadelphia station project

Amtrak has selected a partnership of Plenary Infrastructure, Gilbane Building, Johnson Controls and Vantage Airport Group to renovate Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The multiphase project's cost is estimated at $300 million to $400 million as part of a $10 billion plan for the station and district. Read the PhillyVoice story here

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