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

Gut Kitchen Renovation in Philadelphia

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Emerson, LEED AP, and his wife, Courtney, in Philadelphia. Green Roof Modern design Renovation kitchen Philadelphia reclaimed residential woodThis is a gut kitchen renovation by owners/designers Matthew D.

Gilbane to lead $700M Philadelphia hotel-casino construction

Construction Dive

The general contractor is a "natural fit" for the 1.5 million square foot development that is expected to create about 3,000 construction jobs, an official said

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.”.

Developer of $700M Philadelphia casino project sets 2-year construction timeline

Construction Dive

The Cordish Cos.' ' plan could see the Live! Hotel and Casino in Pennsylvania open for business before the end of 2020

Indictments cast shadow on Philadelphia construction industry

Construction Dive

The charges against Local 98 IBEW union leader John Dougherty and others range from bribery to fraud, forcing some to consider how much undue influence the city's unions have over the local industry

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15-story Cambria Hotel opens in Philadelphia

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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

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

Comcast, Cordish building $50M Philadelphia esports arena

Construction Dive

The developers claimed the Populous-designed Fusion Arena will be the largest facility in the Western Hemisphere built specifically for esports

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!

Contractor 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

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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

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

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Philadelphia

ENR Construction

Dodge data on projected 2018 construction starts in the Philadelphia area

Vertical Expansion Transforms an Old Philadelphia Warehouse

ENR Construction

Aramark’s new corporate headquarters has a five-story steel frame overbuild atop a five-story, 100-year-old, occupied concrete building

Subs on $1.5B Philadelphia Comcast Technology Center file millions in liens

Construction Dive

Multiple mechanic's liens were filed on the downtown high-rise project, alleging general contractor L.F. Driscoll, affiliates of developer Liberty Property Trust and others withheld payment

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

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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.

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Philadelphia

ENR Construction

Total construction spending expected to slide by nearly 10% this year

Looking for Partner on 1801 Vine Street Redevelopment Philadelphia

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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.

Prosecutors Charge Philadelphia Union Leader With Theft, Embezzlement

ENR Construction

The charges conclude a long investigation of John J. Dougherty of IBEW Local 98

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

ServiceTitan to present at Comfortech in Philadelphia

Contractor Magazine

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

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

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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

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.

City Scoop: Philadelphia

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Rich data from Dodge Data & Analytics. Bonus Regions

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

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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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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.

Rehab Work Planned for 17th Century Philadelphia Bridge

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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

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

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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.

Multifamily tower and office building revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

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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

ServiceTitan to present at Comfortech in Philadelphia

Contractor Magazine

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

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.

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.

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.

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Philadelphia

ENR Construction

Total Construction Spending Expected to Increase by 9.3% This Year

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

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.

STEM Leaders

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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.