Washington state bans construction, Boston extends moratorium

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Jay Inslee’'s clarification updated Monday's mandate that appeared to exempt construction while Boston Mayor Martin Walsh extended his construction ban despite calls from his governor to lift it Washington Gov.

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Boston Dynamics’ Robot dog Supervises Construction Site in London | Video Inside

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Boston Dynamics’ famous robot dog, Spot, is widely known for its versatility. After demonstrating its ability to pull trucks, work on oil rigs, News

Work Resumes on COVID-Delayed Boston Tower

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Work resumed on what will be one of the tallest towers in the Boston skyline following several months in which Winthrop Center’s future hung in the balance

Commonwealth Pier revitalization project begins construction in Boston’s Seaport

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CBT has recently announced construction has begun on the revitalization project for the Seaport World Trade Center on Commonwealth Pier in Boston’s Seaport.

Trimble & Boston Dynamics Partner for Robotics

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Trimble and Boston Dynamics will integrate a variety of construction data collection technologies with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot platform.

Boston Implements Full Construction Reopening Plan

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Boston has completed the final phase of reopening the city’s construction industry

City Scoop: Boston

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Dodge data on projected 2020 construction starts in Boston

Boston Extends COVID-19 Construction Ban

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Boston extended its moratorium on construction indefinitely on March 25 due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Trimble Partners With Boston Dynamics on Robot Dog for Site Documentation

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The dog-shaped Spot robot from Boston Dynamics will be available next year with a Trimble laser scanner and GNSS antenna built in, for an out-of-the box autonomous reality capture on jobsites

Boston In Midst of Construction Boom

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

Boston Becomes First City to Shutter Construction Sites

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh halted all construction jobs in Boston for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 Safety Rules Take Shape in Boston

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Boston city officials put into action new safety rules in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic

Boston Releases First Zero Carbon Affordable Housing Design Standards

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Boston released its first Zero Carbon Affordable Housing Design Standards on April 22

Boston Officials Outline Gradual Construction Restart

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Non-essential projects shut down by Boston's COVID-19 work-stop order in March prepare for a slow return to work

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. Saying that the city is in the middle of a "transportation crisis," the business leaders released a 16-page report, according to Boston's ABC affiliate

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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

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.” The building will be the tallest on BU’s campus at 305 feet, and will replace a surface parking lot. It was designed by

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

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Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard. Read: New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard at BusinessFacilities.com.

Boston Mayor Considers Bringing Construction Back, Slowly

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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is considering slowly lifting the construction ban he instituted in March help fight the spread of COVID-19

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. Workers responding to an early morning water main break were unaware the water had destabilized the ground beneath the pavement. The backhoe was sucked down into several feet of mud, eventually coming to rest on its side. The operator was not hurt.

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. The exhibit consists of both loaned and commissioned works by nationally and internationally renowned artists

Work Halted at Boston Project Despite Loophole in Shutdown Order

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Work had continued at Boston's Oro Seaport project despite the Boston ban on all construction because it was located on state-controlled land

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

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. The existing office in Phoenix will be co-located with the new head office and will serve as a unified location for human resources, research and development, product management, marketing and sales.

Boston mayor orders shut down of construction sites due to coronavirus

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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has ordered that all construction projects in the city be suspended in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Walsh’s move comes after the postponement of the Boston Marathon, cancellation of the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston, and the closure of all schools, restaurants, and bars in Massachusetts.

Boston 1st major US city to order halt on all construction

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Mayor Martin Walsh's announcement calls into question whether other jurisdictions will follow suit and enact construction site shutdowns. Some city leaders seem to be considering it while others are not

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Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston

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Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. has elected to relocate its global headquarters from Fairfield, CT to Boston, according to news reports. A specific site has not yet been named, but according to The Boston Globe GE is focused on the Seaport area. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston.

Boston enacts new climate resiliency rules for buildings

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Boston has enacted new rules to help buildings withstand climate change

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

Creative Process Drives Boston Firm

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

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

Contractors Meet Deadline To Button Up Boston Construction Sites

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Boston officials expected nearly full compliance with an order to shutter and secure construction sites in an effort to combat coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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 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. .