Axalta Opens R&D Center In Philadelphia

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The 175,000-square-foot Global Innovation Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is the world's largest research & development center dedicated to coatings and color. Read: Axalta Opens R&D Center In Philadelphia at BusinessFacilities.com. Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Pennsylvania Research & Development Axalta Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Global Innovation Center Liberty Property Navy Yard Pennsylvania (PA) Philadelphia PIDC R&D

Five Below To Expand, Relocate National HQ In Philadelphia

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Five Below, a specialty value retailer catering to teens and pre-teens, will expand and relocate its national headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, a move that will create 154 new, high-wage jobs. “We Five Below will always be Philadelphia Proud.”.

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Philadelphia’s uCity Square kicks off major expansion drive

BD+C

On November 9, 3675 Market—a 14-story, 343,465-sf office building with space for lab, clinical, educational, and retail tenants—will open within uCity Square, a 14-acre innovation center in Philadelphia that, over the next decade, plans to more than double its leasable space to 6.5

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Philadelphia

ENR Construction

Dodge data on projected 2018 construction starts in the Philadelphia area

A Few Thoughts On The Philadelphia Building Collapse

Constructonomics

The building that collapsed at 21st and Market Street in Philadelphia is nothing less than a tragedy. But now that the dust has quite literally settled, it’s time to pick up the pieces and figure out what went wrong. However, it’s just not an easy thing to do.

Union, officials protest Philadelphia's 1% construction tax

Construction Dive

Revenue from the Construction Impact Tax would go toward the Pennsylvania city's Philly 1st program, which offers financial assistance to homebuyers

15-story Cambria Hotel opens in Philadelphia

BD+C

The Cambria Hotel & Suites on South Broad Street is now open for business in Center City, Philadelphia. The 15-story, 174,000-sf hotel brings 223 guest rooms to the Pennsylvania city

Excavator Operator Pleads Guilty in Fatal Philadelphia Building Collapse Case

Construction Equipment

An excavator operator accused of being under the influence of drugs the day of a fatal building collapse in Philadelphia , pleaded guilty to six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 12 count of reckless endangerment and causing a catastrophe, reports NBC Philadelphia.

Going to Comfortech 2016? Welcome to Philadelphia!

Constructor Magazine

While you’re at Comfortech this September, between listening to speakers or attending conferences don’t forget to take time to look around Philadelphia!

Rail Park breaks ground in Philadelphia

BD+C

Philadelphia will soon be getting its own version of New York’s popular High Line park as construction on the first phase of The Rail Park will begin by the end of the current calendar year. The project will transform the tracks of the old Reading Railroad into a 25,000-sf linear park. The park will have green space, lighting, walking paths, and benches and cost $10.3 million to build

Philadelphia adopts 2018 IECC energy code, while state opts for 2015 code

BD+C

1, its largest city, Philadelphia, has opted to adopt the newer 2018 IECC standard. Philadelphia is one of the first jurisdictions to move to the latest code. While the state of Pennsylvania will adopt the 2015 IECC energy efficiency building code on Oct.

Rehab Work Planned for 17th Century Philadelphia Bridge

ENR Construction

Philadelphia’s U.S. Route 13/Frankford Avenue Bridge, the nation’s oldest active vehicular structure, is set to undergo rehabilitation work that will keep it in service for several decades

City Scoop: Philadelphia

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Rich data from Dodge Data & Analytics. Bonus Regions

Pennsylvania Secures $1.2 Billion Comcast Innovation and Technology Center In Philadelphia

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Tom Corbett joined Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and Liberty Property Trust Chairman and CEO Bill Hankowsky for an historic announcement that will drive economic progress and transform Philadelphia’s skyline with the construction of a $1.2 Posted by Heidi Schwartz .

Philadelphia plumbing code will now allow for more use of plastic pipes in high rises

BD+C

After months of negotiation between residential builders and the plumbers union, Philadelphia is poised to allow the use of plastic pipes in high-rise residential construction. A memorandum of understanding hammered out by the Plumbing Advisory Board will be incorporated into the new building code next year. The City of Brotherly Love is one of only six major U.S. cities that still require the use of metal pipes in such projects

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Looking for Partner on 1801 Vine Street Redevelopment Philadelphia

Constructonomics

Proposals are being collected on a 250,000 square foot mixed use historical redevelopment in Center City Philadelaphia. They are seeking LEED certification on the job while providing hotel, retail, and museum space.

Design Competition Launches to Redesign Philadelphia Airport Landscape

Green Industry Professionals

A design competition is launching to reimagine about 130 acres of landscape around the Philadelphia International Airport

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Philadelphia

ENR Construction

Total Construction Spending Expected to Increase by 9.3% This Year

ServiceTitan to present at Comfortech in Philadelphia

Constructor Magazine

Head of Sales and Revenue Growth for the home service industry software solutions provider to discuss technician recruitment and retention.

Nichiha helps breathe life into Philadelphia mixed-use project

BD+C

Downtown Philadelphia once was a bustling place. Over time however, this area of downtown Philadelphia was neglected, leaving many mid-rise buildings in a state of disrepair. The 1100 block of Chestnut Street, just a few blocks away from the Jefferson train station and a couple blocks away from City Hall, offer affordable living options to those who work in New Jersey.

Man Charged in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Construction Equipment

The man operating the excavator involved in the Philadelphia building collapse has turned himself into police, who charged him with involuntary manslaughter.

Robert A.M. Stern sent back to drawing board for Revolutionary War museum in Philadelphia

BD+C

The Philadelphia Art Commission has weighed in somewhat unfavorably on Robert A.M. Stern''s design for the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. read more. Museums

Charlotte and LaGuardia Work Takes Off, Philadelphia Runway on Hold

ENR Construction

Lauren Keeley gestured at the sprawling Terminal B at LaGuardia International Airport, where some of the 14.3 million annual users were standing in a taxi line at the curb

ServiceTitan to present at Comfortech in Philadelphia

Constructor Magazine

Head of Sales and Revenue Growth for the home service industry software solutions provider to discuss technician recruitment and retention.

Multifamily tower and office building revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

BD+C

Faced with a dwindling congregation and shrinking cash flow, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral found itself in a conundrum that vexes many urban churches: how to fund the modernization of its cathedral (circa 1855) and maintain operations. 3737 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pa

SMPS Build Business Conference heads to Philadelphia: Celebrating the power to ignite, innovate, and execute

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) says its 2016 annual conference, Build Business: Synthesis, will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, from Aug. The Build Business program.

Gehry unveils plan for renovation, expansion of Philadelphia Museum of Art [slideshow]

BD+C

In a special exhibit to open this summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will display the comprehensive plan that Frank Gehry has created for the renovation and expansion of its home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Philadelphia to enforce building energy benchmarking in October

BD+C

The City of Philadelphia has begun to send out compliance notices regarding its Building Energy Benchmarking Law.

Health Care: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

ENR Construction

This 160-year-old hospital—the first in the U.S. for children that, today, has one of the nation’s largest pediatric research programs—again pushed the envelope in designing and building this 700,000-sq-ft expansion

Health Care Best Project - The Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

ENR Construction

The largest construction undertaking in the hospital’s 160-year history, the project aims to make the medical experience as stress free as possible for children

Philadelphia’s First Passive House Multi-Family Complex Ready for Occupancy

Jetson Green

After years in limbo, Philadelphia’s first multi-family Passive House housing project is finished and on the market. Located at 219-235 W. George St., the homes were developed by the Onion Flats group in association with Domani Developers.

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.

OSHA Cites Contractors in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Construction Equipment

OSHA has cited Griffin Campbell, doing business as Campbell Construction, and Sean Benschop, doing business as S&R Contracting, for safety violations following the June 5, 2013 building collapse that killed six people and injured 14. Campbell Construction faces penalties of $313,000, while proposed penalties for S&R Contracting total $84,000

Comcast to build second Philadelphia skyscraper, with Norman Foster-designed tower [slideshow]

BD+C

Comcast Corporation announced last week its plan to build a second skyscraper in Philadelphia, adjacent to its current global headquarters, the 58-story, 973-foot Comcast Center.

LF Driscoll and Balfour Beatty recently wrapped the largest concrete pour in Philadelphia’s history

BD+C

The Pavilion , Penn Medicine’s $1.5 billion hospital, hopes to make waves in the medical world once it is completed. With a cornucopia of state-of-the-art features, the Foster + Partners-designed hospital is expected to provide a new level of patient care

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Business Facilities Blog

Comcast''s gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia''s skyline. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla''s lithium battery plant near Reno.

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Makeover In Philly

Business Facilities Blog

Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Corporate Headquarters Economic Development Featured Industry News Office, IT & Call Centers Pennsylvania Site Selection The Editor's Blog USA - Mid Atlantic Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Drexel Square Drexel University Philadelphia Schuylkill Yards Technology University CityA series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love. Read: Makeover In Philly at BusinessFacilities.com.

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

Business Facilities Blog

Austin, TX, followed by Atlanta, GA, and Philadelphia. With the additional geography category included, Philadelphia would move to first place and Pittsburgh would slide up to second.).

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Philadelphia City Council mulling bill requiring ID cards for construction workers

BD+C

The Philadelphia City Council has held a series of hearings on a bill aimed at boosting the city''s safety regulations in the wake of a deadly building collapse earlier this year.

Building collapse prompts legislation to beef up demolition regulations in Philadelphia

BD+C

Philadelphia City Council will introduce legislation next month to strengthen the regulation of building demolition practices.