Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jason Ford, Greater Houston Partnership

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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.

Work Begins on $1B Ship Channel Bridge in Houston

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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

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 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

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

Houston Approves New Flood Construction Rule

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. . 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.

Linde Opens New Offices In Houston, TX

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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.

Micro Apartment Complex Coming Soon to Houston

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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

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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

Six Injured in Houston Scaffold Collapse

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Houston Scaffold Collapses. Business Management

Houston Area Transportation Infrastructure Largely Still Unusable

ENR Construction

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

140 Billion Gallons of Water in Houston: Video

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Engineering News Record published an informational video on the Houston flooding

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.

Bucking Houston's Teardown Trend

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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.

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

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Texas & Louisiana City Scoop: Construction Starts in Houston

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

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

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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

Industry Groups Helping Install Lawns in Houston

Green Industry Professionals

Project EverGreen partners with Turfgrass Producers International and Houston Habitat for Humanity on Home projects

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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Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: Houston Marriott Marquis Hotel

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

Houston Begins Build of Largest Water Purification Plant on the Planet

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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

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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.

P3 Container-Yard Project Breaks Ground in Houston

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16 on a new empty-container yard at the Port of Houston, the United States’ largest port for foreign, waterborne tonnage Crews broke ground on Aug.

Hurricane Harvey damaged fewer apartments in greater Houston than estimated

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ApartmentData.com, a leading marketing and information supplier to the multifamily industry, has been conducting one-on-one interviews with managers at 2,725 apartment properties in Greater Houston to obtain an accurate assessment of the number of units damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Construction set for $962M Houston tollway bridge project

Construction Dive

The new bridge is expected to relieve congestion and will be able to handle the estimated 158,000 daily vehicle crossings that are projected by 2035

Euro Auctions Expands to Houston

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Euro Auctions announced it has acquired a new permanent site in Houston, Texas. This new site will also allow Euro Auctions to gain access to the Mexico and South American markets through the port of Houston,” said Jonnie Keys, Euro Auctions' general manager

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Small Project Award of Merit: Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

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The Houston Advanced Research Center’s new headquarters is a LEED Platinum-certified, 18,600-sq-ft collaborative office and research building, which is also targeting net-zero-energy goals

28,000-sf brewery and restaurant coming to Houston’s Arts District

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Located on Summer Street and adjacent to The Silos on Sawyer in Houston’s Washington Avenue Arts District, the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.’s s new three-story, 28,000 sf brewery and full-service restaurant will offer multi-sensory watching, drinking, and eating experiences.

A Houston office park gets a new life as a private day school

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A new 75,000-sf Early Learning Campus, designed specifically for The Awty International School’s pre-K through first grade students, recently opened in Houston.

A Drone's Eye View of Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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ENR team reports on historic flooding in Texas and captures dramatic drone footage of inundated areas

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Gilbane Building Company Sponsors ACE in Houston, Across U.S.

Construction Superintendent Magazine

HOUSTON, Texas -- Gilbane is a sponsor and participant in the ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program of America, a workforce development organization encouraging youth to pursue STEM-related careers. .

Red Hot in Houston

Green Industry Professionals

Texas Landscape Group has taken off like wildfire, growing to an estimated $4 million in annual revenue after just two years in business

Natural solutions would be most effective flood resilience policies for Houston

BD+C

Several articles with recommendations about what Houston can do to become more flood-resilient have emerged since Hurricane Harvey struck. The keys, say experts, are better land use planning and more green infrastructure.