Hines planning tall wood office building in Minneapolis


The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that Houston-based developer Hines is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop that will respect the neighborhood’s historic warehouse district look.

JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects


JLG Architects has acquired Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects (SFA), one of the oldest Minnesota architecture firms that is owned by a woman. SFA was led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, FAIA. After 13 years at the University of Minnesota, and after serving as University Architect from 1991 to 1998, McCracken-Hunt became a partner at SFA in 1998. She will join JLG’s staff

Trending Sources

Minneapolis transit hub will double as cultural center [slideshow]


The goal for the Interchange is to create a place that is uniquely tailored to Minneapolis and its citizens—a place that is iconic, modern, and timeless. Great cities are defined by great places.

Construction permits exceeded $2 billion in Minneapolis in 2014


Minneapolis achieved a construction milestone in 2014, when for the first time it issued $2 billion in new building permits in a single year. read more.

Minneapolis transit hub will double as cultural center


The goal for the Interchange is to create a place that is uniquely tailored to Minneapolis and its citizens—a place that is iconic, modern, and timeless. Great cities are defined by great places.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of October 3, 2016

ENR Construction

Episcopal Homes is planning to build the Episcopal Commons Apartments at 1730 Clifton Place in Minneapolis

Explore the Trades and Minneapolis Community & Technical College announce a new partnership!

Constructor Magazine

Explore the Trades, a program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation (the foundation), announced a partnership with Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) that will provide free-tuition. read more. Training Opportunities

Hines plans wooden office building in Minneapolis


The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that Houston-based Hines, a development, investment and property management firm, will open a new office in Minneapolis’ North Loop that will respect the neighborhood’s historic warehouse district look.

Minneapolis transit hub designed to serve as cultural attraction


The goal for the Interchange is to create a place that is uniquely tailored to Minneapolis and its citizens—a place that is iconic, modern, and timeless. Great cities are defined by great places.

Dealing With Unavoidable Construction Noise


Other places like Minneapolis, MN don’t allow construction noise at all between 6 p.m. Noise is an unavoidable byproduct of construction and there are numerous places that restrict construction noise to certain hours, or that don’t allow it at all.

Deals 84

Bird Stewards Rally Forces Against Killer Facades

ENR Construction

Tests beginning to develop bird-friendly glass standard after Minnesota nixes call for fritted glass on stadium under construction in Minneapolis. Buildings

Vikings Stadium is For the Birds

Construction Equipment

Bank Stadium in Minneapolis might be a death trap for migrating birds as they navigate the Mississippi River migratory flyway. The $1.1 billion U.S. Bird advocates say the stadium's 200,000 square feet of glass will confuse some birds, causing them to collide and die.

First Modern Wooden Office Building Planned for Chicago

Construction Equipment

The building would be similar to the seven-story T3 office building finished in 2016 in Minneapolis which was built using engineered wood with each floor separated by a concrete layer. Houston-based Hines Interests is seeking zoning approval for its new project at 1017 W. Division Street in Chicago. Interior columns are made of glued laminated beams.

Two CEOs Depart Amid Board Differences

ENR Construction

CEOs of Dutch-based engineering giant Arcadis NV and large Minneapolis building contractor Adolph & Peterson Construction exited their firms last month in apparent corporate strategy disputes with their respective boards of directors

Groups and Chapters Offer Leadership and Networking

Construction Marketing Blog

Minneapolis. The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) has a number of Groups and Committees, along with regional and local Chapters with leadership and networking opportunities.

Construction on Vikings Stadium Will Reach Halfway Point by April

Construction Equipment

The state of Minnesota is paying $348 million, the city of Minneapolis is paying an additional $150 million and the Vikings team is contributing $550 million. Construction on the new Vikings Stadium is nearly halfway complete.

ZTR Control Systems and iRental Telematic Partnership Aids Cat Rental

Construction Equipment

ZTR Control Systems ' Industrial Internet of Things division in London, Ontario has formed a partnership with Minneapolis-based iRental ( Integrated Rental Systems ) a provider of rental technology specifically designed for Caterpillar (Cat) Rental Stores.

Minneapolis-St. Paul CSI and the Minnesota Twins New Ballpark

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad BIM?

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institutes's (CSI) monthly meeting featured a presentation by members of the MN Twins' new ball park build team from Mortenson Construction (I hope they will forgive me if they read this, I'm REALLY bad at names.) Their presentation was on how they are using BIM to coordinate structural concrete and steel, MEP and Fast Track. BIM VDC CSI


RJM Construction Building Allina Health Champlin Clinic

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based RJM Construction recently broke ground on a new 26,500-square-foot clinic in Champlin for Allina Health Champlin Clinic. Located next to the existing clinic, the single-story structure will be 11,100 square feet larger and feature a steel frame and veneer masonry exterior. frontpage

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

Business Facilities Blog

Far West Washington Atlanta Baltimore Blog-Oct-2014 Boston Chicago City Planning Columbus Denver Liberty Mutual los angeles Minneapolis new york Pedestrian Safety Philadelphia Pittsburgh Portland San Francisco Seattle Street Lighting washington Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Minnesota United FC Selects Mortenson to Build St. Paul Soccer Stadium

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota United FC recently announced it has selected Mortenson Construction as the construction manager for the team's planned $120-million, 20,000-seat stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota. The stadium will be the home for Major League Soccer in the state of Minnesota. frontpage

Knutson Completes Rochester Fire Station No. 2

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Rochester Fire Station No. 2 open house was Thursday, Oct. 15 at the new fire station in northeast Rochester, Minnesota. The new fire station, built by Knutson Construction, provides the Rochester Fire Department with a new 31,000-square-foot facility and is replacing the fire station previously located near Silver Lake, Minnesota. frontpage

Stone Arch Bridge

ENR Construction

Residents of Minneapolis come out to play when it's warm. While they can

Modernist Architect Gunnar Birkerts is Dead at 92

ENR Construction

Latvian-born practitioner pioneered the structural use of suspension bridge principles in design of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, in 1973

Mortenson Construction Receives Top U.S. Small Business Award

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Mortenson Construction announced it has received the U.S. Small Business Administration 2013 Region V Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence for Construction.

State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Minneapolis alone generated nearly 15,000 new jobs from 2010 to 2012, according to an analysis last year by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). to Bloomington, near the Minneapolis-St. By Robert Tilton. From the March/April 2014 issue.

A Cabin in the Woods that is Really an RV

Jetson Green

The Escape cottage was designed by Kelly Davis of SALA Architects, a firm based in Minneapolis. Judging from the photo above you would probably never guess that this lovely cabin is actually an RV, and that it can be towed to pretty much anywhere on a whim.

Hive Makes a B-Line Prefab for Calgary

Jetson Green

While prefab home companies on the West Coast gather accolades and media for their efforts, there’s Hive Modular in Minneapolis doing some things that I think merit attention, too.

Knutson Construction Opens Office in Altoona

Construction Superintendent Magazine

After 15 years of managing Wisconsin construction projects through its Minneapolis, Minn. ALTOONA, Wis. -- Knutson Construction opened a new office five miles east of Eau Claire in Altoona, Wi. office, Knutson has expanded its commitment to the region with its new Altoona office.

Kraus-Anderson Adds to Management Staff

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Kraus-Anderson Construction Company has added to its growing management staff with the naming of three superintendents. frontpage

Knutson Awarded Two Treasure Island Renovation and Addition Projects

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Knutson Construction has been selected to be the design-builder on two projects for Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota. Renovation of the Tradewinds Buffet begins June 1 and will include a complete demolition of the existing buffet. Knutson will also be adding a water park. This new addition will include water slides, a lazy river, a recreational swimming pool and an adult pool with a swim-up bar.

A simple SEO (and relationship-building) technique: The expert round-up

Construction Marketing Ideas

Tim Brown from Tim B Design – Web Design Minneapolis has demonstrated one of the most effective SEO and business development strategies available to us.

Despite Staunch Safety Plan, a Fatal Fall at Vikings Stadium

ENR Construction

State safety investigators and Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction are seeking to determine the cause of a worker fatality on the $1.1-billion U.S. Bank Stadium project, which was being monitored via an enhanced safety program with the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Business Management

Mortenson Tops Out U.S. Bank Stadium

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Bank Stadium on the downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota construction site. Mortenson Construction, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings recently celebrated the topping out of U.S. More than 11,000 tons of steel help make up the new U.S. Bank Stadium roof, including the 989 foot-long, 1,700 ton ridge truss, which stands 214 feet above the playing field.

Star Tribune names Uponor North America a 2015 Top Workplace

Constructor Magazine

Uponor North America has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. read more. Management

Argonne National Laboratory Uses SageGlass in New State-of-The-Art Research Facility

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A new state-of-the-art research facility at Argonne National Laboratory is using dynamic glass from SAGE to save energy and improve the way people experience daylight in the building. The project is one of the first commercial buildings to incorporate electrochromic glass from SAGE''s new high-volume manufacturing facility.

Kraus-Anderson to Build K-8 Special Education School in Minnesota

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Kraus-Anderson Construction Company has been selected to build a new school for Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District that will be the first of its kind to serve kindergarteners through eighth graders with special education needs. . The 70,000-square-foot education center, located in Blaine, Minn., will expand the district’s capacity to serve a growing need for education services from partner school districts.