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Construction firm expected to resolve huge wage-theft case

Aug. 02, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania construction contractor is expected to resolve a massive wage-theft case in which it was accused of stealing tens of millions of dollars from its own workers by systematically violating state and federal prevailing wage laws on taxpayer-funded public...

Mississippi students to learn virtually during construction

Aug. 01, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of Mississippi middle school students in Harrison County will be learning from home at the start of the school year while work is being completed on their new building. New Superintendent Mitchell King told the Sun Herald that...

San Diego audit faults real estate deals under Faulconer

Jul. 23, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Kevin Faulconer was San Diego's mayor, his administration failed to follow best practices and conduct due diligence when spending hundreds of millions of dollars on real estate purchases, a city audit found. The audit released Thursday,...

Tucson eyes conversion of landfill to sustainability campus

Jul. 14, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson’s Los Reales Landfill has a new name, but the change is only the first step in an effort to completely restructure the facility into an environmentally conscious resource. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously July 7 to rename the...

Contractor dies after 40-foot fall through roof of building

Jul. 13, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A contractor died after a 40-foot fall through the roof of a building in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend, authorities said. The Lehigh County coroner's office said the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Bethlehem, Northampton...

3D printed house shows potential affordable housing solution

Jul. 03, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A revolutionary way to build homes is coming to Virginia that could be a potential solution to constructing more affordable houses. You might have heard of a 3D printer making small, plastic items for doll furniture and models, but 3D printers can...

Senior member of Chicago City Council accused of corruption

Jul. 01, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Another member of Chicago’s City Council is facing corruption charges, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Thursday. Alderman Carrie Austin and her chief of staff Chester Wilson are accused of bribery. The indictment alleges Austin, 72, and Wilson,...

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces $190M expansion

Jun. 30, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced a 200,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project that will cost more than $190 million. It is expected to be completed in 2025. SmithGroup, an international architecture firm with an office in...

Ex-official who said Surfside condo was sound leaves new job

Jun. 30, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former municipal official in Florida who assured condo board members that their building was in “very good shape” three years before it collapsed has left his new job, a city spokesman said Wednesday. Rosendo “Ross” Prieto is on a leave of...

Infrastructure spending promises boost for construction cos.

Jun. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Plans to pump money into rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure could give companies with ties to the construction industry a solid foundation for growth. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that a bipartisan agreement had been reached on a...