City Scoop: Houston

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

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 Area Transportation Infrastructure Largely Still Unusable

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

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.

Aug. 27, 10:12 pm: ENR's Louise Poirier Checks In From Hurricane-Devastated Houston

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Safely secured despite "flooding all around us," Houston-based ENR editor Louise Poirier provided a quick update while she was still able to get online

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.

Brookfield expands its ‘office of the future’ brand to Houston

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On the 37 th floor of the 51-story 1600 Smith building in Houston, four design firms have each developed spec office suites that are being positioned as showcases for next-generation work environments.

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

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

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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Natural solutions would be most effective flood resilience policies for Houston

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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.

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

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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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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

Houston's Grand Parkway Growing Fast

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Area''s first design-build road project is rolling along. Infrastructure

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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

Houston's office construction is soaring

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Houston has 19 million sf of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago, and its highest level since the booming 1980s, according to local news reports. read more. Architects Building Owner Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Office Building Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Interior Architecture

Army Corps Continues Houston Reservoir Releases Following Hurricane Harvey

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The Army Corps of Engineers is releasing massive amounts of water from the Addicks and Barker dams as reservoirs reach maximum capacity

Airport/Transit Best Project: United Airlines' New Terminal C North at Houston Intercontinental Airport

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United Airlines’ new Terminal C North was a $260-million program divided into two parts

Surge Homes brings the concept of micro condos to Houston

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And while a city like Houston, and its population of just under 2.2

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 architect offers novel idea for Astrodome renovation

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Indoor waterparks are great. They allow for year-round use regardless of whether it is raining, snowing, or below freezing outside. But the main reason they exist is to allow people who live in climates that aren’t necessarily water park friendly the opportunity to join in on the fun. Given the option, wouldn’t the majority of us pick an outdoor water park to an indoor one

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries HQ Moving To Texas

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The new Houston headquarters will oversee MHI operations throughout North America. “I I am delighted that we have been able to set up a new base in Houston to better serve our customers and oversee our Group operations in North America,” said MHI President & CEO Shunichi Miyanaga.

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Houston: From Super Bowl XXXVIII To Super Bowl LI

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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.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

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PROJECT TITLE: GOODMAN GLOBAL GROUP CONSOLIDATED CAMPUS ENTERED BY: GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP. Goodman Group’s $417-million ComfortPlex campus in Houston will be one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Greater Houston has for decades been the epicenter of Big Oil.

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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.

Watch World's Largest Tilt-Up Concrete Building in Houston

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Daikin Industries , global air conditioning manufacturer, is constructing the largest tilt-up concrete industrial building in the world in Houston, Texas for about $602 million.

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City of Houston Set To Begin Work on 16.5-Mile Northeast Transmission Water Line

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Proposals are due in March for the first segments of the Northeast Transmission Water Line, the largest line the city has built to date

County OKs Initial Funding for $105M Redevelopment of Houston Astrodome

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After years of neglect and being declared unfit for occupancy in 2009, the Houston Astrodome may be heading towards new life. Harris County commissioners voted Tuesday to spend $10.5 million to fund the initial redevelopment design of the Dome's revival.

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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.

Gene Reed: Houston Contractor Builds on the Fundamentals

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Gene Reed, founder of E.E, Reed Construction, is the region's 2016 Legacy Award winner

Business Facilities Announces 2015 Deal Of The Year Winners

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The Gold Award , BF ‘s top prize in the annual contest, went to Greater Houston Partnership for Goodman Global Group’s consolidated campus. billion in annual economic impact for the Houston region, directly creating 4,600 new jobs and more than 11,000 indirect or induced jobs.

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Business groups present a new vision of Downtown Houston as that city’s unavoidable hub

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On August 30, 2036, Houston will celebrate its Bicentennial. In preparation for that occasion, city leaders have devised an ambitious plan to make its Downtown the center of its universe, and the focal point of its activities and growth

Video: Downtown Houston Contractor Stays on Schedule With Drones

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Texas Tall

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Our hearts go out to all of the people in Greater Houston and the Gulf Coast region of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana who are coping with the worst flooding disaster in U.S. The nation’s worst natural disaster brought out the best of human nature in Houston.

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Recognizing Innovation and the Power of Technology

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At our Connect 2015 Users’ Conference (our 19th annual) a few weeks ago, we honored three companies as finalists for our Innovator Awards: Houston, Texas-based Pieper-Houston Electric L.P.;

HCTRA Crews Complete Five-Week Repair in Five Days

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As the city of Houston continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, authorities are working as fast as possible to repair damages to the city’s infrastructure.

How Badly Has Hurricane Harvey Damaged Texas Infrastructure?

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is dire," says one Houston subcontractor With roads, rail and airports down, and water still rising, assessing damage will prove difficult. Clearly, the situation.