Texas Has Best Business Climate; Colorado Tops In Growth Potential

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Texas is Business Facilities' top-ranked state for Best Business Climate and Colorado was named no. Read: Texas Has Best Business Climate; Colorado Tops In Growth Potential. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in the magazine's 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Concrete U-Girder Gaining Traction Outside Colorado

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A horizontally curved, precast-concrete, trapezoidal type of box-girder design, created more than a decade ago in Colorado, is gaining traction in Florida and Pennsylvania

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Colorado’s First Passive House

Jetson Green

Brookfield Residential’s Midtown Residence Eight in Denver, is the first Colorado home to receive the Passive House Institute U.S. PHIUS) certification. It is also the first house made by a US production builder to receive this certification. The home was designed by KGA Studio Architects.

A Tiny House Community Going Up in Colorado

Jetson Green

The firm Sprout Tiny Homes will be building a 200 house community in Salida, Colorado. The houses will be available for rent, while there will also be a number of communal features such as a gym, a restaurant, and more.

Viega LLC to move U.S. headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado

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Viega LLC recently announced that it will move its North American headquarters to Broomfield, Colorado. read more. Management

Test Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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Though fuel economy was not as high as expected, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a truck that most anyone in construction can drive without much effort.

Eco-friendly Colorado plumber wins Vail 2016 Success Award

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The Success Awards are given for business achievement, business growth and community involvement. APHS was one among 17 nominees in its category, and then won among the three finalists

Ray Nunn of Nunn Construction Honored as 2016 Colorado Legacy Award Winner

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Colorado Springs general contractor Ray Nunn has spent his career building projects that matter

Modular Homes Offer Additional Use of Land Near Downtown Colorado Springs

Jetson Green

A Boulder, Colorado-based land developer has found an unusual way to offer a solution to a growing land-use problem in downtown Colorado Springs. Reclaimed Glam Tent Heading to Colorado. Prefab colorado architecture colorado springs pre-fabricated homes prefab victorian home

Colorado State Stadium Team Celebrates Topping Out

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Ground was broken on the $220-million project about a year ago, and the stadium is scheduled to open in Sept.

Colorado Employment to Grow by 2.4% in 2017, Says CU Boulder’s Leeds School

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The forecast calls for a gain of 63,400 jobs in Colorado in 2017

Viega breaks ground for new headquarters, training facility in Colorado

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The campus will be home to Viega's 55,000-sq.-ft. North American headquarters, as well as a 24,000-sq.-ft. training facility

Mortenson to Build in Colorado the Largest Single-Phase Wind-Energy Project in North America

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The 600MW Rush Creek Wind Project will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo

After Fatal House Explosion, Colorado Seeks New Pipeline Regulations

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John Hickenlooper has ordered that all abandoned oil and gas pipelines be marked, cut 3 ft below the surface and capped

University of Colorado Regents Approve Construction of $82.5M Aerospace Building in Boulder

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The aerospace engineering building will contain an indoor flight environment for testing unmanned aerial systems

New study says prefab elements saved Colorado hospital $4.3 million in construction

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million in savings, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder engineers. Using prefabricated elements in the construction of the new Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver—scheduled to open Dec. 13—cut 72 workdays off the construction schedule and resulted in $4.3

Free Construction Training Program Launched in Colorado

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Donna Lynne and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado announced Wednesday the launch of Construction Careers Now, program to train people just starting out in their careers and older adults changing industries.

Net Zero Colorado Container Home Overlooks Spectacular Mountain Views

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Colorado’s largest charter school opens

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In 1994, a group of parents founded Stargate School in Thornton, Colo., 10 miles northeast of Denver. And for more than two decades, Stargate has served gifted and talented students from kindergarten through 8 th grade. Last year, Stargate rented space from a nearby church in order to expand its educational services to 9 th graders. But that move betrayed Stargate’s need for a much bigger facility to realize its goal of becoming a K-12 learning center

Demolition of Abandoned Sugar Factory in Eastern Colorado Saves Millions in Project Costs

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The enormous price tag for the demolition would have to be borne by the cooperative’s 750 farmers, with no return on their money

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Extranet Evolution

Denver, Colorado-based CEO Bryan Carruthers (a career project manager turned AEC software entrepreneur) believes it’s something of a unique product, which he says generated a lot of interest and excitement at the CMAA event.

University of Wyoming Named Colorado/Wyoming Area Owner of the Year for 2016

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The university upgrades its athletic facilities while adding research and academic buildings to support the state's growing economic diversity

New Colorado law could stimulate stalled condo market

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Despite an influx of young adults to the state, Colorado’s condominium market has been stuck in the mud. The state’s laws regarding construction defects prompted a spate of law suits over the past decade that caused a spike in insurance premiums.

Massachusetts, Colorado, Illinois lead annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building list

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Massachusetts, Colorado, and Illinois lead the list of the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking of U.S. states that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction, and transformation over the past year. Washington, D.C., is not included in the list of top states due to its status as a federal territory, but its 29.04 sf of LEED space per resident is more than any individual state

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Austin, Charlotte, Denver Are Tops In BF’s Growth Chart

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Alabama Colorado Daily News Development Indicators Economic Development Featured Louisiana New Jersey North Carolina Press Releases Site Selection South Carolina Texas Utah Workforce Development 2017 rankings Austin Charleston Charlotte Denver Jersey City metro rankings Mobile Salt Lake City Shreveport TechnologyAustin, TX has been named the top metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

VA Averts New Shutdown of Colorado Hospital Project

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VA to transfer $43 million to Denver-area project from others in Seattle and Pittsburgh. Business Management

Hensel Phelps Construction Named Colorado/Wyoming 2016 Contractor of the Year

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Greeley, Colo.-based based contractor reestablishes its regional market foothold with several high-profile projects

AIA Colorado Presents 2017 AIA10 Awards for Young Architects

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The annual awards honor the state’s best design work from emerging professionals who are AIA members

Rock Slide Closes I-70 in Colorado

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Monday's rock slide has indefinitely closed Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, forcing drivers on a 140-mile detour. A tractor-trailer truck was damaged when a boulder the size of a small car crashed into the truck’s trailer, but driver, Ray Hatch of Las Vegas, was not injured.

AIA Colorado Legacy Project Builds LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity Home

Jetson Green

to administer a design-build competition for a home that would be built for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Kittredge, Colorado. Checks (with AIA Denver written in the Memo line) can be mailed to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, 550 S.

$1 Million Emergency Relief Available for Colorado Rock Slide

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help repair damage to I-70 caused by a rock slide near Glenwood Springs. .

In Colorado, employer drug policy trumps legal marijuana use

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Even though Colorado adults can walk into a store and legally purchase marijuana, just like liquor, exercising that freedom off-the-clock could cost them their jobs. ” […] The post In Colorado, employer drug policy trumps legal marijuana use appeared first on MySafetySign Blog.

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Viewpoint: New Developments Emerge in Colorado’s Condo Construction Defects Law

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These two important legal developments have been the subject of debate, efforts and controversy for years

Colorado State University, DLR Group team to study 12 high-performance schools

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DLR Group and the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) at Colorado State University have collaborated on a research project to evaluate the effect of green school design on occupants and long-term building performance. IBE recently published the research report titled, "Linking Performance & Experience – An Analysis of Green Schools." read more.

Denver Firm Embraces Client-Focused Design

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Davis Partnership Architects named 2017 Colorado/Wyoming Design Firm of the Year

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

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Alaska Colorado Featured Hawaii Maine Michigan Montana Surveys & Research Employment employment outlook Expansion hiring plans infographic ManpowerGroup regional employment Site Selection Survey Workforce Developmentemployers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup. Read U.S.