19-Story ‘Book Building’ to be Built in Boston

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The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved a 19-story, 350,000 square foot Boston University Data Sciences Center building, that is said to resemble a “stack of books.”

Business Group Says $50 Billion Needed for Boston Infrastructure

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A nonprofit group of Boston businesses called "A Better City" says $50 billion is needed to fund investments in transportation infrastructure.

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Boston multifamily development combines a historic warehouse with a new, modern addition

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100 Shawmut Avenue is a new 138-unit condominium community under construction in Boston’s South End Landmark District

Boston In Midst of Construction Boom

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There are approximately 70 projects under construction throughout Boston, reports Boston NPR

Stained Glass Dump Truck Showcased in Boston Installation

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Artist Karl Unnasch has created a stained glass dump truck to be placed in Boston’s “The Auto Show” art exhibit, offering a deliberate nod to community construction workers and laborers.

Boston Properties plans 3-tower San Jose development

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Google's proposed mixed-use development in San Jose is said to have piqued Boston Properties' and other developers' interests in building nearby

Whistleblower Cites Concerns About Boston Light-Rail Project

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A high-ranking Boston regional transit agency safety official files a federal complain

Boston enacts new climate resiliency rules for buildings

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Boston has enacted new rules to help buildings withstand climate change

Boston Reveals City Plaza Scheme

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The concept for the updated Boston City Hall “People’s Plaza,” was released on June 4 by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, revealing more open public spaces

$1B Boston hospital expansion will include disaster, flood protection

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Healthcare facility upgrade requirements for worst-case scenarios are often financially burdensome for owners, including Mass General, which is still raising money for the project

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Long-Awaited Boston Marathon Bombing Markers Nearly Complete

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After spending years designing and fabricating permanent markers to memorialize the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims, sculptor Pablo Eduardo reached the finish line on a recent July morning

CompuGroup Medical US Relocating From Boston To Phoenix

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CompuGroup Medical US Relocating From Boston To Phoenix appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Southwest Blog-Nov-2014 Boston CompuGroup Phoenix Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Creative Process Drives Boston Firm

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Elkus Manfredi Architects’ footprint can be seen in master plans across Boston’s diverse neighborhoods

New England City Scoop: Construction Starts in Boston

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Dodge data on projected 2019 construction starts in the Boston area

Sinkhole Swallows Boston Backhoe

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Source: Boston Globe A small backhoe was partially swallowed by a 10-foot-wide sinkhole in Bedford, Massachusetts, Thursday morning when erosion from a water main break caused the road to give way, police said.

Newly Completed Playground Named for Boston Marathon Bomb Victim Opens

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Martin’s Park, a playground in memory of those killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, opened June 15

Boston-based firm completes largest 3D-printed building in world in Dubai

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The walls of the cement-based building were created on-site in uncontrolled weather conditions, in a process that is expected to be available in the U.S. next year

Gas Explosions Rock Towns North of Boston

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A series of fierce gas explosions and fires rocked three towns north of Boston on Sept.

Hensel Phelps sics Boston Dynamic robot dog on documenting its construction jobsite progress

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The contractor tested HoloBuilder’s reality capture app using the Spot robot on its $1.2 billion San Francisco International Airport project

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

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The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Boston’s New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

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Designed by architecture and master planning firm The Architectural Team for Boston developer John Rosenthal, the massive five-building, 500-unit complex recently received the final approval from Boston’s Department of Transportation. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Boston's Local 103 Named Fastest-Growing IBEW Affiliate

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' (IBEW) recently recognized Boston's Local 103 as its fastest-growing affiliate

17-story Data Sciences building to rise on Boston University campus

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The design of Boston University’s Data Science building is sure to turn some heads when it completes in 2022. The 17-story, 345,000-sf building will resemble a stack of books rising up from a podium on the university’s central campus.

Trimble, Hilti, Boston Dynamics Explore Use of Robots in Construction

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The companies will collaborate to develop a “proof-of-concept” solution

Playground Honoring Boston Marathon Victims Is Underway

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Seven months after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, MacKay Construction Services Inc. completed a playground that was designed to be accessible to children with special needs

Boston sees renewed call for $10B seawall in wake of devastating storm

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A recent winter storm, combined with a high tide, caused downtown Boston to flood with icy seawater

An elliptical office building goes with the flow in Boston

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121 Seaport, a 440,000-sf Class A office tower within Boston’s Innovative Seaport District, recently accepted its first tenant, with Alexion Pharmaceuticals leasing 150,000 square feet on floors three through eight.

Zipcar Zipping From Cambridge To Boston, MA

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Company executives have announced final plans for the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Cambridge, MA, to Boston’s Innovation District. The move comes as a result of conversations years ago between Zipcar Chairman and CEO Scott Griffith and Boston Mayor Thomas M.

City Scoop: Boston

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An architect and urban designer at Stantec, Roy says Boston’s healthy economy sparked a surge in commercial projects

Boston Construction Site Stand Downs Honor Workers Who Died of Opioid Overdoses

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Two stand downs on May 3 at two Boston construction sites honored craft workers who died after opioid overdoses

Boston ‘housing emergency’ prompts regional initiative for new residential construction

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A housing shortage that one mayor called “an emergency” has spurred a regional initiative in the Boston area to build more residential units. The mayors of 15 cities and towns close to the Bay State capitol pledged to sharply accelerate the pace of home construction. The goal is to add 185,000 new homes by 2030 in the 15 communities

Construction Innovation Workshop Opens in Boston

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Fifteen guest builders-in-residence are taking advantage of new workshop and design space in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District

Change order process leaves Boston Encore casino subs short more than $34M

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One electrical company claims it is owed $30 million in change orders from general contractor Suffolk Construction

Worker Dies at Wynn Boston Harbor Project Site

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A worker died at the Wynn Boston Harbor project site on April 3

Boston Trench Contractor Faces $1,475,813 Penalty

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Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks died on October 21, 2016, in Boston, when the approximately 12-foot deep trench in which they were working collapsed, breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and filling the trench with water in a matter of seconds. .

Boston Green Line extension holds 'real' groundbreaking

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Officials presided over the fourth kickoff ceremony for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's $2.2 billion, 4.7-mile light-rail extension

$205 Million Approved for Charles River Crossing in Boston

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of Transportation has approved a $205-million project to replace a timeworn steel-truss bridge along Boston’s historic Freedom Trail The Massachusetts Dept.

$324M loan secured for Boston-area mixed-use development

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A group including Boylston Properties will redevelop the former Arsenal Mall into a 1-million-square-foot residential, retail and entertainment complex

$1 billion Boston hospital project to include extensive disaster resiliency features

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Massachusetts General Hospital’s planned $1 billion expansion in Boston will include many features to cope with a natural disaster. The goal is to create a structure where patients and staff could potentially shelter in place for four days.

Boston’s new flood protection plan centers on new parks

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh recently unveiled a flood protection plan that keys on new parks and upgrades of existing ones. City leaders were alarmed when storms last winter put parts of the downtown area and the Seaport district underwater for a more than a day. Recent sea level rise forecasts have added urgency to the issue