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 showcases robot dog's construction capabilities

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The robotics maker has teamed with national contractor HITT to demonstrate how Spot performs on automated and remote-controlled image capture and other tech innovations

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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

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 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

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 In Midst of Construction Boom

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

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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 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

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.”

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 mayor orders shut down of construction sites due to coronavirus


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.

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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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.

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


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

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.

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

Boston Becomes First City to Shutter Construction Sites Because of Coronavirus

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Gilbane, Suffolk, Consigli among companies agreeing to shut down sites after Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh halted all construction in Boston for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic

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. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J.

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.

Boston enacts new climate resiliency rules for buildings


Boston has enacted new rules to help buildings withstand climate change

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

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

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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

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

Creative Process Drives Boston Firm

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

Boston’s beefed up wetlands ordinance will limit development


The City of Boston recently adopted a new wetlands ordinance that will protect wetland areas and direct the city’s conservation commission to consider climate change when it evaluates project proposals

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

IGLC Boston 2016: On the Brink of a Lean Revolution - Part 1

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The 24th Annual International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Conference and Research Summer School took place between July 18 and 24 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

$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

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

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. .

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

New England City Scoop: Construction Starts in Boston

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Dodge data on projected 2019 construction starts in the Boston area

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

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.

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.

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

Mansfield Plumbing employee runs first Marathon; qualifies for Boston Marathon

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miles in the Akron Marathon in a time that qualifies him to run in the Boston Marathon in 2017. Mansfield Plumbing employee Dave Fletcher ran 26.2 read more. Management