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Campuses upgrading (access required)

Phil Jones, associate vice chancellor of facilities management at UNC-Charlotte, stands in front of Hunt Hall, a new residence hall being built on the school's campus.  Photo by Nell Redmond

With longer days and warmer weather in the city, most area college students are enjoying a welcome summer break. The same isn’t true for those who work on the college campuses. For general contractors and facility managers at several Charlotte colleges and universities, summer is a time to crank up efforts to finish up construction projects while many students are away.

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The fix is in and home renovators are busy (access required)

hard hat blueprints

Some folks love their old house and want a new gourmet kitchen. Some want to fix up the house so they can sell and buy a new one. Some found a bargain on a foreclosure and can afford to have it updated. Still others are simply dollar-conscious, choosing to invest in what they have rather than laying out more cash on something new.

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