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Task Force hands over final report to Mecklenburg County Building Development Commission (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The task force assigned by the county’s Building Development Commission has reported its final recommendations on 19 “action items” that were identified by BDC members and the Code Enforcement Department in response to complaints the department has  received ...

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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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