A state contractors’ group is taking action to better educate construction workers about safety on the job in response to an increased number of construction deaths in 2014. There were 19 construction fatalities in North Carolina last year, which accounted ...Read More »
An air-duct cleaning company operating under fictitious business names in the Charlotte area has topped the Better Business Bureau’s 2014 Dirty Dozen List of the top local companies with the most unanswered and unresolved complaints last year. The companies holding ...Read More »
As the concrete and steel of Davidson College’s New Academic Building (NAB) rise slowly to fill a 15-foot-deep hole behind Martin Science Building, the enormous structure is already nearly complete in cyberspace. A collaboration of its construction partners is employing ...
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Opponents of plans to install toll lanes on Interstate 77 filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning in Mecklenburg County Superior Court that aims to stop the project. Widen I-77 has hired attorney Matt Arnold, managing partner of Arnold & Smith PLLC, ...Read More »
A representative from GoodSports Enterprises, which is seeking taxpayer funds to develop a sports complex near Bojangles’ Coliseum, declined to name the source of the company’s financing for the proposed $76.7 million venture at a meeting with city officials Wednesday. ...Read More »
North Carolina’s legislators returned to Raleigh on Wednesday, and contractors, real estate professionals and developers are watching to see what legislation may be considered that will make their work easier or more difficult, more lucrative or less profitable. Among issues ...Read More »
Commercial outlook 2015: Population and job growth expected to support apartments, offices, industrial space
While the rapid growth of apartments in the Charlotte region has some industry professionals concerned that vacancy rates could rise in the near future, they believe job growth and projected population growth will fill the supply in the long run. ...
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Apartments dominate construction: Multifamily developments account for 7 of 10 largest projects in 2014
Large commercial construction projects in Mecklenburg County in 2014 were dominated, like in many regions in the U.S., by the development of apartment buildings. One of Charlotte’s submarkets, Uptown/South End, was recently named the nation’s busiest submarket for apartment construction ...Read More »
Most read online stories of 2015: Architecture, legal battles, personality profiles and project development pique readers’ interest
The year brought a lot of big news in real estate, construction and development in Charlotte, including the conviction of Mayor Patrick Cannon in a development-related bribery scandal; a continued apartment construction boom; announcements and groundbreakings for the first office ...Read More »
A commercial contractor that crushed an old manufacturing plant into usable material for a new project qualifies as a “laborer” under state law, and is therefore entitled to a mechanic’s lien, according to a recent S.C. Court of Appeals ruling. ...Read More »