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National construction spending up 4.8 percent in 2013 (access required)

A resurgent single-family housing market and booming apartment market paved the way for a 4.8 percent increase in national construction spending in 2013, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. Spending increased only 0.9 percent in ...

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Airport seeks architectural and engineering designers (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, along with the city, have released a request for qualifications from firms interested in working with the city as a designer on architectural and engineering design projects at the airport until 2018. ...

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Radio station to host panel discussion on HOA and owners’ rights (access required)

WFAE-FM radio is hosting a public panel discussion on homeowners associations and their relationships with the residents they govern from 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Davidson Day School. Part of the station’s public conversation series, the discussion, called “Your ...

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Two Charlotte-area companies win awards for project’s use of wood (access required)

CHARLOTTE – WoodWorks, a nonprofit initiative by the wood building-products industry to promote the use of tree-derived building materials in nonresidential and multifamily buildings – think lumber and molding – announced the winners of the 2014 National Wood Design Awards ...

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AGC CEO: Congress must take action on transportation and water resources bills (access required)

In echoing a remark President Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address, Stephen Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, is urging Congress to pass two bills that are of high importance to the national ...

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Davidson Day School plans major expansion project (access required)

DAVIDSON – Davidson Day School has applied with the town to construct two additions totaling 11,446 square feet. The school, built in 2007, opened the following year and immediately added a gymnasium-auditorium to its site, which is on Griffith Street ...

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Funding sought for affordable housing projects (access required)

A third of the nation’s U.S. senators have sent a letter to Mel Watt, the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a former U.S. congressman from Charlotte, asking him to use funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie ...

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UPDATED: Affordable housing project opponents weigh appeal (access required)

CHARLOTTE – South Charlotte residents who live near land recently rezoned to allow an affordable housing project have been clear in their dissatisfaction with the City Council’s decision. The group, led by neighbor Mike Kelley and Kristen Priganc, principal of ...

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