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Guest column: Teamwork and new technology drive campus construction projects (access required)

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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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GoodSports answers — and leaves — questions (access required)

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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. ...

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Consultant advises committee be established to oversee construction issues (access required)

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A consultant hired to evaluate building permit and inspection procedures within Mecklenburg County is recommending that a committee be formed to ensure consistency in the application of building standards. The committee would be made up of leaders in the managers’ ...

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Building permits and new home starts increase in July (access required)

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A new national report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department found that in July new housing starts increased significantly to an eight-month high, after two months of disappointing results. But do the numbers reflect a sustained rebound or a momentary ...

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Mixed market message: Q2 reports show good news, bad news for new-home construction (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Despite higher numbers across the board in the second quarter – in new home starts, closings and prices – don’t yet bet the house on a sustained residential construction recovery. New-home permits are down, inventory is low, desirable ...

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Commission experiences communication problems while seeking solutions to communication gaps (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Communication, and the lack thereof, was again on Tuesday the subject of a meeting between construction and development industry representatives and the Mecklenburg County agency that polices them. This week’s forum was the monthly meeting at the Hal ...

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