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Hill International to Manage Renovation, Expansion of Miami Beach Convention Center

MARLTON, N.J., and MIAMI, Fla. -– Hill International recently announced it has received a contract from the City of Miami Beach to provide owner's representative services in connection with the $500-million renovation and expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The three-and-a-half-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $4.0 million.

Turner Construction, National Building Museum Present 2014 Henry C. Turner Prize

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department will receive the 2014 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction.

The prize jury selected the department for the creativity they demonstrate with their broad range of collaborative research efforts and for their leadership in championing energy-efficient building solutions and building a workforce for the 21st century.

Groundbreaking Held for SchenkelShultz-Designed Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center

YMCAORLANDO, Fla. -- Groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for the Orlando, Florida-based Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center, Phase 2, a sustainable, 21st-century, $9-million facility addition/renovation in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture and supported by Dr. Phillips Charities.

Skanska USA to Develop Tower Joining Cultural, Financial Core of Downtown Seattle with Waterfront

Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. recently announced it has reached agreement with the Samis Foundation to lease and develop all of its downtown Seattle property located east to west between Second and First Avenue and north to south between University and Seneca Streets in Seattle, Washington.

Construction Employment Doing Well in Most of the Country, States AGC

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states and the District of Columbia between October 2013 and October 2014, while construction employment increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia between September and October, according to a recent analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted the sector's recovery is erratic and remains vulnerable to factors like growing labor shortages, new regulatory burdens and stagnant public sector demand.

Nonresidential Construction Index Slowly Rises

RALEIGH, N.C. -- FMI announced the release of the 2014 Fourth Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI shows a slight increase from 62.5 in the third quarter to 62.8 in the fourth quarter of 2014. This is nearly 5.5 points ahead of fourth quarter 2013. An NRCI greater than 50 indicates improvement or expansion.

South Coast Improvement Co. Begins Work on Atria Marland Place Project in Andover

Marland PlaceANDOVER, Mass., and MARION, Mass. -- South Coast Improvement Company was recently contracted by Atria Senior Living to restore a historic mill building in Andover, Massachusetts. The renovated mill, the former Marland Manufacturing Company building, will become part of Atria’s Marland Place, a senior living community for Andover’s active older adults.

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