Washington, D.C. is first LEED Platinum city in the world

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Washington, D.C. Today, 65% of D.C. neighborhoods are walkable, 58% of commuter trips are by bike, walking, or public transit, and the D.C. was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council last month.

D.C.-Based Developer Focuses on Historic Preservation

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As business associates see it, Washington, D.C.-based based developer Douglas Jemal deserves as much credit as anyone for helping to preserve the District of Columbia’s cityscape

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D.C. Rail Projects Propel Region’s Multifamily Sector

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The creation of transit stations attracts housing developments; water and sewage work also keeps contractors busy

D.C. Air Rights Project Restores City Traffic Grid

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Constructing a podium for the largest air rights project to date in Washington, D.C., is one thing

New Safety Czar Shakes up DC Metro

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The new chief safety officer for Washington, D.C.’s

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Washington, D.C.

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Total construction spending expected to increase by more than 11% in 2017

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D.C.’s first distillery-eatery taps into a growing trend

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Last August, District Distilling, Washington D.C.’s s first combination distillery-kitchen-bar, opened with much fanfare inside a 19 th Century row house along historic 14 th Street. A 2014 law change now permits local distilleries to pour spirits they make onsite. Since that opening, the location’s designer, GrizForm Design Architects, has been tweaking the lighting for the ground floor distillery that unexpectedly has become a tourist attraction and also accommodates parties

Construction begins on new and expanded International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

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The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. The museum says that it will relocate to a different spot in D.C., will be moving next year. If you want to the location of the new building, go to a park in Partridge, Kan., where a package awaits in a hollowed-out tree 150-feet from rusted water fountain in a park that…. Just kidding, there’s no dead drop. at L’Enfant Plaza between the National Mall and the Southwest Waterfront’s Wharf

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DAVIS Stays Loyal to Workers, Clients and D.C. Market

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About five years after Jim Davis’ father, James G. Davis Sr., sold James G. Davis Construction Corp. to a British firm in 1985, the younger Davis decided to join with company colleagues Dennis Cotter and Bill Moyer to buy back the firm

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As Capitol Crossing Side Project, Oldest DC Synagogue To Move Again, Twice

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After moving 40 to 50-ft to a temporary position in mid-October, the 140-year-old synagogue will shift another 1,000 ft to its final location above a parking garage at the corner of Third and F streets NW

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A Great Tiny House Goes up in Washington DC

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The Matchbox, which was recently built in Washington DC by Jay Austin, is a great example of just how cozy and functional a tiny home can be. This house is part of the Boneyard Studios tiny house community in Washington DC, which is basically an experiment in simple and sustainable living.

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DC Schools Rise to the Head of the Class

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DC Public Schools and the DC Dept of General Services surpass high standards to deliver world-class facilities. Bonus Regions

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Construction Employment Up in 37 States & D.C.; Down in 21

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Construction employment expanded in 37 states and the District of Columbia between July 2014 and July 2015 while only 28 states and D.C. added jobs between June and July, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Final designs unveiled for DC's first elevated park

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Four teams are currently locked in a competition to design Washington, D.C.''s s first elevated park. OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Cooper, Robertson & Partners have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be known as the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Washington D.C. Tunnel Boring Machine Gets a Checkup

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A tunnel boring machine named “Lady Bird” was brought to the surface for a routine inspection after spending more than a year underground in Washington D.C.,

DC's 'Lady Bird' Almost Done Digging (Video)

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The tunnel boring machine named “Lady Bird”, tasked with building a new a sewer tunnel more than 100 feet under the Potomac River, is expected to resurface in one week, reports The Washington Post

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OMA + OLIN design unanimously chosen for D.C. elevated park

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OMA + OLIN''s design has been unanimously chosen as the winner in the competition to design Washington D.C.''s The public space is meant to turn the bridge into a destination spot for those living in Washington, D.C.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

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Asia-Pacific Business Clusters/Corridors Development Indicators District Of Columbia Europe Featured Illinois International Massachusetts Middle East New York Research & Development Surveys & Research United Kingdom (UK) Beijing Berlin Boston Chicago Corporate Real Estate (CRE) KPMG London New York City Shanghai Site Selection Technology Tel Aviv Washington DCThe U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.

ONE CAPITAL PROJECT WINDS DOWN, A NEW ONE RAMPS UP

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DC Water’s tweeting tunnel boring machine (TBM) is being disassembled and lifted to the surface almost two years. All Projects Water Treatment Construction DC Water Design-Build TDPS/ECF

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D.C. United Scores Zoning Approval for Soccer-Specific Stadium

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After playing in 56-year-old RFK stadium since 1996, and withstanding years of starts-and-stops on its stadium proposal, D.C. United has become the latest Major League Soccer team to win the right to build its own soccer-specific facility

Turner School of Construction Management Begins in Greater Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Turner Construction Company announces its largest program in the area to date. The 2015 Turner School of Construction Management will be hosted by the D.C. Small Business Development Center at Howard University.

This Is Infrastructure Week in DC

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Congress and various industry groups are meeting this week to get the ball rolling for President Trump's infrastructure proposals. Bloomberg.com writes officials are urging Trump to revel his $1 trillion plan. “My My question to the White House and Congress is this: Where is the bill?”

Construction Employment Increased in 45 States & D.C. Over Past Year

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Apartment Building Made of Shipping Containers Goes Up in Washington DC

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Washington D.C. The project was the brainchild of DC-based architect Travis Price and his partner Kelly Davies, who did the work for owners Matthew Grave and Sean Joiner. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: A Shipping Container Apartment Complex Soon in DC.

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Washington D.C. Launches New Infrastructure Academy

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In 2016, less than half of the available infrastructure job positions in Washington D.C. To better fill the District's need for trained workers with infrastructure skills, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the D.C. were filled (2,500 job openings with only 1,246 hires), even with an average hourly rate of $48. Infrastructure Academy last week to provide hands-on training and experience to area residents

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CREWS COMPLETE MASSIVE PUMP MANIFOLD INSTALLATION 150 FEET BELOW GROUND

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All Projects Water Treatment Construction DC Water Design-Build TDPS/ECF Wastewater TreatmentThe TDPS/ECF team has been buzzing since the 156-inch manifold pipe arrived on site – with almost everyone. Continue Reading.

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Construction Employment Increases in 37 States, D.C.

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‘Lean’ Lessons Pay Off At ‘Lean’ Lessons Pay Off At D.C. Hospital Project

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put together a winning bid for the $242-million Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., Extensive use of prefabrication plus other efficiencies helped Turner Construction Co. and have kept the project on budget and on schedule for a December 2015 completion. Bonus Regions

DC Metro Sacks More Inspectors

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What began as an investigation into the July 2016 derailment of a Washington, D.C., Metro train has uncovered several years’ worth of falsified track inspection records, resulting in dismissals or disciplinary action for more than half of the system’s track inspection staff

Construction Employment Rises in 40 States & D.C. During Past Year

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Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and Washington D.C. between May 2014 and May 2015, and increased jobs in 28 states and D.C. between April and May of 2015, according to an AGC analysis. California added more new construction jobs (46,600 jobs, up 6.9 percent) between May 2014 and May 2015 than any other state. Other states adding a high number of new construction jobs for the past 12 months included Florida (28,200 jobs, up 7.2 percent), Texas (20,300 jobs, up 3.1

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

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Southwest Advanced Manufacturing Austin BF-Sept/Oct-2014 Digital DC Lexington Newark Pittsburgh SoCal Southern California Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

A CALL FOR DC METRO AREA VENDORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS!

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The PC/CDM Joint Venture is looking for vendors and subcontractors interested in joining the team on the DC. Continue Reading. All Projects

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DC commission approves Gehry's redesign for Eisenhower memorial

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Eisenhower memorial in Washington, D.C., Frank Gehry ''s updated design for a new Dwight D. has been approved by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission , reports the Washington Post. Body Image: read more. Architects Cultural Facilities Military Construction Museums

White House Visitor Center reopens in Washington, D.C.

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For the project, the Washington, DC, office of SmithGroupJJR, provided architecture and engineering services, working closely with Gallagher & Associates for exhibit design.

A Shipping Container Apartment Complex Soon in DC

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Washington DC will soon get it’s very own apartment complex made of repurposed shipping containers. Photo: Travis Price Architects. The complex will be located at 3305 Seventh Street. NE in Brookland.

DC Metrorail Track Maintenance Faces More Scrutiny

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NTSB report on July 31 derailment says deteriorated ties, loose or missing components probably caused rails to shift

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D.C.'s New Ballou High School Also Meets Community Needs

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District of Columbia’s Ballou High School rises from a challenging site and includes added features to serve wider neighborhood needs. Bonus Regions