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HGA Architects-Designed Life Sciences, Fine Arts Building Construction Complete at American River College

ARClife rvr 410 RSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Construction is complete on a new cutting-edge classroom design at American River College. This new building – known as the Life Sciences and Fine Arts Building – was designed by HGA Architects and Engineers to enhance interdisciplinary learning among fine arts and life sciences with features that will satisfy the needs of multiple departments. The 12,000-square-foot building is positioned at a campus-entry point, creating a gateway to the campus that will stand the test of time.

Construction Unemployment Hits 9.1 Percent

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest July level in five years last month, even though employment has stagnated in the past four months, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged Washington leaders to act on stalled infrastructure funding measures to help jump start construction hiring.

Design-Build Institute of America Celebrates Exemplary Collaboration, Integration in Project Delivery

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Design-Build Institute of America, the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, announced the 2013 Design-Build Project Award Winners, recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in project delivery. Evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts, the award-winning projects were selected for demonstrating advanced and innovative project delivery, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations.

Balfour Beatty Construction Receives $1M Task Order Award with Georgia State University

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Balfour Beatty Construction has been awarded a $1-million task order to serve as the construction manager at-risk for certain small construction projects at Georgia State University. The task order, which was awarded through a qualifications-based selection process issued by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, is the first project for Balfour Beatty Construction on the campus of Georgia State.

AGC Reports on June Construction Spending

Total construction spending cooled in June as residential building hit the pause button, while private nonresidential and public construction also declined, according to an analysis of new census bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged lawmakers in Washington to make infrastructure investment a top federal priority for the fiscal year beginning in October.

Construction Employment Increases in Over Half of Metro Areas in Last Year

Construction employment increased in 191 out of 339 metropolitan areas between June 2012 and June 2013, declined in 97 and was flat in 51, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials welcomed the construction employment gains, but cautioned that demand remained spotty amid continued efforts to cut federal investments in vital infrastructure projects, including for clean water systems.

McCarthy Building Companies Completes New Rancho Mirage High School for Palm Springs USD

rancho1-low-res-239-400RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has completed construction on a $100-million high school in Rancho Mirage for Palm Springs Unified School District. The 332,000-square-foot high school was built on more than 60 acres in the city of Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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