Houston mayor proposes first post-Harvey flood control measures

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

Clear-Headed Engineer Saves Houston's Drinking Water

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

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

Construction set for $962M Houston tollway bridge project

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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

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

Houston, We Have a Problem …

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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.

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


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

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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

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


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.

Hurricane Harvey recovery puts the squeeze on Houston's training centers

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Though the 2017 hurricane season resulted in job losses for some industries, demand for skilled construction workers is booming

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

Forbes: Houston is America's #1 construction hotspot


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

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


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.

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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

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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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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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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Natural solutions would be most effective flood resilience policies for Houston


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.

Houston's office construction is soaring


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

Hurricane Harvey damaged fewer apartments in greater Houston than estimated


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

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.

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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 architect offers novel idea for Astrodome renovation


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

Surge Homes brings the concept of micro condos to Houston


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

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

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


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.

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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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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4 audacious projects that could transform Houston


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.

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

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.

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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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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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