$2B Minneapolis light rail project down to one bidder

Construction Dive

The Lunda Construction/C.S. McCrossan joint venture is the last bidder standing after the Ames Construction/Kraemer team did not respond to the Metropolitan Council's third request for a contract award delay

Costs for Minneapolis light rail exceed $2B

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Increasing costs for material, land, labor and fuel have added $145 million to the 14.5-mile Southwest Light Rail Transit project

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Award of Merit – Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Downtown East Minneapolis

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After struggling for 35 years to revamp its east side, Minneapolis’s new $588 million mixed-use redevelopment has brought revitalization to a once-blighted area

Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Minneapolis

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Twin Cities still growing in mixed-use and multifamily

Hines planning tall wood office building in Minneapolis

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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.

Hines plans wooden office building in Minneapolis

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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.

Construction permits exceeded $2 billion in Minneapolis in 2014

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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.

Hawthorne EcoVillage Joins Minneapolis Green Homes Initiative

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The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota has set a goal of building 100 energy-efficient homes during the next five years in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods in the northern region of the city that have been suffering the most during the economic downturn.

Some Companies Are Shut Out of Minneapolis Light-Rail Extension

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A bid using a company that worked on the design or planning phase will be classed as 'non-responsive

Minneapolis transit hub will double as cultural center

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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.

Minneapolis transit hub will double as cultural center [slideshow]

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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.

STEM Leaders

Business Facilities Blog

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard. Read: STEM Leaders at BusinessFacilities.com.

JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects

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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

Minneapolis transit hub designed to serve as cultural attraction

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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.

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

Minneapolis joins energy benchmarking trend for commercial buildings

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Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disclose their energy and water use. Beginning in 2015, private commercial buildings >50,000 ft2 will have to report their energy and water use to the city, which is the first in the Midwest to require the procedure. The policy is intended, in part, to enhance the power of sustainability as a marketing tool. read more.

Concrete renewal techniques extend pavement life

Construction Dive

Minneapolis is focusing on slab stabilization, full- or partial-depth repair, cross-stitching longitudinal cracks and crack resealing

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

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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.

'Overlooked' Conflict-of-Interest Rule Created Confusion on Big Light-Rail Bid

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How a contract clause threw an important Minneapolis transportation project into turmoil

Tutor Perini wins $1B of infrastructure projects

Construction Dive

The biggest of the three contracts is $800 million for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in Minneapolis

Minnesota's 2018 construction spending to top $1B

Construction Dive

The biggest MnDOT project is $239 million of improvements to Interstate 35W through a portion of Minneapolis

State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

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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.

Stone Arch Bridge

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

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

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

Bird Stewards Rally Forces Against Killer Facades

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

Modernist Architect Gunnar Birkerts is Dead at 92

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

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

Blogging from a specifier’s perspective: Thoughtful observations about the construction documentation process

Construction Marketing Ideas

Sheldon Wolf‘s Constructive Thoughts (and his related blog, Specific Thoughts) views the AEC industry through the perspective of a working construction specifier in the Minneapolis/St.

Star Tribune names Uponor North America a 2015 Top Workplace

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

INSTALL transforms historic landmark through challenging flooring installation

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The Butler Square building was once a 1,800-seat athletic venue for the Minneapolis Millers and the St. A century later, this nine-story historic landmark in Downtown Minneapolis is better known as the home to corporate offices for companies like AIMIA.

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

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

Brickschain Pilot Project

Collaborative Construction

Gardner Builders, a Minneapolis-based contractor, turned over on July 23 what is believed to be a first twofer in the industry: a finished project along with a digital twin of the project documentation, secured and unchangeable—or “immutable,” in blockchain parlance—because it exists on multiple databases that are all kept in sync.

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

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

Can Big Data Predict Where Amazon's HQ2 Will Land?

Construction Equipment

Target Center in Minneapolis, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Chicago's Willis Tower (still called Sears Tower by the locals) are a few examples. Renaming established stadiums and office towers to generate revenue and boost the paying company's brand awareness is common practice these days.

Chicago's Magellan Development Group builds national presence with new luxury apartments

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Chicago-based Magellan Development Group, one of the Midwest’s most prolific large-scale, mixed-use developers, is building a national footprint through two mixed-use projects in Minneapolis and Nashville. Chicago, IL.–

Donaldson Named a 2014 Top 100 Workplace

Construction Equipment

a global manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, has been ranked for the second year on the Minneapolis Star Tribune''s Top 100 Workplaces list. Donaldson Company Inc.,

Explore the Trades: Photo Contest

Constructor Magazine

MINNEAPOLIS – Explore the Trades, a program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation, is running a photo contest that highlights why people in the trades should be proud of their careers! Be proud of your career.

Mortenson Construction sets up shop in Portland

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builder headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Mortenson Construction, a U.S. has opened an office in Portland, Ore., the company announced. read more. Resources

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