Houston, TX Top-Ranked Metro For Growth Potential

Business Facilities Blog

Houston, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential—followed by Atlanta, GA and Austin, TX—in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report. Read: Houston, TX Top-Ranked Metro For Growth Potential at BusinessFacilities.com.

Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast

Business Facilities Blog

Port Houston’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #84) is one of the busiest in the nation. Read: Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast at BusinessFacilities.com.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jason Ford, Greater Houston Partnership

Business Facilities Blog

Greater Houston Partnership's VP of Regional Economic Development discusses his city's recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and opportunities for startups, foreign direct investment, and technology. Read: Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jason Ford, Greater Houston Partnership at BusinessFacilities.com.

Residential: Best Project: Catalyst Houston

ENR Construction

Two 500-year storms and a massive hurricane tested the team constructing the Catalyst Houston tower

Work Begins on $1B Ship Channel Bridge in Houston

ENR Construction

Widening the Sam Houston Tollway will require new twin bridges across the Houston Ship Channel

Houston's hurricane recovery efforts delaying city construction projects

Construction Dive

Houston must fund 100% of Hurricane Harvey-related construction while waiting for federal government reimbursements

Houston: From Super Bowl XXXVIII To Super Bowl LI

Business Facilities Blog

As Houston gets set to host the Super Bowl this weekend, take a look at the massive transformation America's fourth largest city has experienced in the 13 years since it last hosted the NFL event. Read Houston: From Super Bowl XXXVIII To Super Bowl LI on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Clear-Headed Engineer Saves Houston's Drinking Water

ENR Construction

27, Hurricane Harvey’s rains flooded a critical backwash pond at Houston’s smallest water plant On Aug.

Houston mayor proposes first post-Harvey flood control measures

Construction Dive

Harris County, which encompasses Houston, has implemented similar rules, though the city was exempted from those regulations

Proposed Floodplain Changes to Raise Houston Elevations

ENR Construction

Following a new analysis that examined the damage and flood impacts of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Dept.

Houston-area schools consider $1.4B construction program

Construction Dive

A proposed bond program includes provisions for new construction as well as necessary repairs, replacements and building lifecycle needs

Interior Design/Tenant Improvement Best Project | Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: BHP Houston Campus

ENR Construction

Adaptability and an eye to the future gave the project team an edge in delivering the 30-story BHP Houston Campus tower

Linde Opens New Offices In Houston, TX

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The Houston office inauguration (L to R) : Bruce Hensinger, CEO and President of Linde Engineering, Tom Blades, member of the Executive Board, Linde Group and Pat Murphy, President of Linde North America. The gases and engineering group, Linde, has moved into new offices in Houston, TX.

Houston agency proposes new floodplain construction standards

Construction Dive

If all homes had been built to the proposed standards, 84% of the homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey would have survived the event high and dry

City Scoop: Houston

ENR Construction

“There’s no shortage of construction projects in Houston,” Ben Johanneman says

Houston's Astrodome renovation delayed until next year

Construction Dive

More than $100 million of construction renovations to the historic Astrodome will have to wait until after the Texas city's annual rodeo

Six Injured in Houston Scaffold Collapse

ENR Construction

Houston Scaffold Collapses. Business Management

Houston Approves New Flood Construction Rule

Construction Equipment

. . Hurricane Harvey is the reason Houston's City Council voted 9-7 to approve a new zoning rule on Wednesday in an attempt to prevent the losses experienced in last year's flood disaster.

Micro Apartment Complex Coming Soon to Houston

Jetson Green

It was developed by Novel Creative Development and it will be located in the East Downtown, or EaDo, neighborhood of Houston, which is very close to the cultural and business center of the city.

Houston Judge Calls for Flood Control Efforts

ENR Construction

Two months after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who is also the county’s director of emergency management, proposed a set of 15 responses, including some new construction and restoration work, aimed at protecting the city from future floods

Covestro announces EU1.5B investment in Houston-area plant

Construction Dive

The German polymer supplier chose to expand its Baytown, Texas, site — which already employs 1,000 — due to the area's low costs and existing infrastructure

Houston Area Transportation Infrastructure Largely Still Unusable

ENR Construction

Airports, rail and bus service in the Houston area were still being assessed Aug.

Specialty Construction: Award of Merit: TDIndustries Houston Regional Office Building

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Bucking Houston's Teardown Trend

Construction Business Owner

In Houston, Texas, a city known for its teardown mentality, the long-vacant Sunset Coffee Building situated on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou would have typically met the wrecking ball long ago.

140 Billion Gallons of Water in Houston: Video

Construction Equipment

Engineering News Record published an informational video on the Houston flooding

Houston, We Have a Problem …

Construction Business Owner

It is easy to look at the next-door neighbors and think, “Boy, they have it going on!” Keeping up with the Joneses is a common practice, and it leads to so many insecurities, which we all seem to possess.

Delayed Action Raises Houston-Galveston Area's Storm Surge Risks

ENR Construction

Texas’ most vulnerable stretch of coastline is along the Houston-Galveston area, which hosts a slew of refineries, oil tanks and other critical infrastructure

Texas 51

Texas & Louisiana City Scoop: Construction Starts in Houston

ENR Construction

Dodge offers data on 2017 construction starts in the greater Houston area

In Houston, proposed rules would require building above 500-year flood level

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City leaders in Houston are considering new floodplain rules that would require buildings to be built above the 500-year flood level. Houston has experienced three “500-year floods” between 2015 and 2017.

Houston's Water Innovation Hub Hopes to Avoid Harvey-Like Near Disasters

ENR Construction

Houston engineer Drew Molly kept the city's drinking water system operating by the skin of his teeth during Harvey. A new innovation hub looks to prevent such near misses

Last leg of Houston's $1.2B Grand Parkway underway

Construction Dive

Once the final 52.5-mile piece is completed in 2022, the 184-mile parkway will be the largest highway loop in the U.S.

Manufacturing Best Project | Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: Lonza Houston Inc. Cell And Viral Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

ENR Construction

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast just weeks after the building shell for Lonza Houston Inc.’s ’s 265,000-sq-ft facility in Pearland was completed

Texas 36

Houston Bond Issue Jump-starts 237 Flood Control Projects

ENR Construction

The projects include three detention ponds, property buyouts and major de-silting projects totaling more than $3 billion in work

Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: Houston Marriott Marquis Hotel

ENR Construction

The Houston Marriott Marquis Hotel opened on Dec. 26, 2016, just before Super Bowl LI festivities began

Forbes: Houston is America's #1 construction hotspot

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According to a recent report from Forbes , Houston is America''s top city for new construction in 2014. billion in starts from January to September this year, Houston has seen a 176% increase in new projects since 2013. With $25.1 Eight of the 10 biggest new construction projects (in terms of cost to build) are energy and chemicals facilities, according to Forbes. read more. Architects Building Owner Contractors Engineers

Next segments of Houston Grand Parkway to start this fall

Construction Dive

The two stages of construction include $855 million in work on what will eventually be a 180-mile beltway around the metro area

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Houston Begins Build of Largest Water Purification Plant on the Planet

Construction Equipment

The Northeast Water Purification Plant expansion project is underway near Lake Houston in Harris County, Texas. miles from Lake Houston

Houston-based Concrete Subcontractor is ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2016 Specialty Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

ENR Texas & Louisiana has selected Houston-based Keystone Concrete Placement as its 2016 Specialty Contractor of the Year

Gilbane Joins Rebuilding Together Houston

Construction Superintendent Magazine

HOUSTON, Texas -- On consecutive weekends in October, Gilbane volunteered along with hundreds of Houstonians to give their time, talent and good old-fashioned hard work to help repair the homes of low-income elderly, veteran and disabled homeowners. Texas’ Rebuilding Together Houston programs use both crews of volunteers and professional contractors to repair homes for those who are unable to make or afford such repairs.

4 audacious projects that could transform Houston

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Houston CultureMap contributor Barbara Kuntz collected all the project proposals the website covered in 2014 and recapped four daring developments that could alter the cultural landscape in Bayou City: read more.