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Confidence in construction is high as Trump takes over (access required)

A home under construction.

To economists, Donald Trump’s impending presidency represents a giant question mark. His unlikely ascendance to the nation’s highest office has already disrupted entire industries. But small business owners and Wall Street traders have so far been optimistic about a Trump ...

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US new-home sales tumble in December

Americans pulled back sharply from buying new homes in December, but sales for all of 2016 were the highest since 2007. The Commerce Department said Jan. 26 that new-home sales last month fell 10.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual ...

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St. Luke’s starts work on new medical office building in Twin Falls (access required)

St. Luke's Magical Valley Regional Medical Center is building a new medical office building in Twin Falls. Image courtesy of St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center started construction the week of Jan. 23 on a two-story, 57,640-square-foot medical office building that will allow the Twin Falls hospital to expand and consolidate several medical specialties now scattered about town. The ...

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Idaho’s hotel boom swoops into Burley (access required)

A Hampton Inn is planned as the first phase for a new River Bend Business Park in Burley. Image courtesy of Kody Taylor.

Burley could have three hotels under construction this year, which would increase the number of branded hotel rooms in the eastern Magic Valley by 63 percent. A Burley orthopedic surgeon plans to build a 90-room Holiday Inn Express next to ...

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Ridley’s plans to rebuild in Weiser (access required)

Ridley’s Family Markets officials were meeting with engineers Jan. 24 to come up with a plan after the company’s Weiser supermarket was heavily damaged Jan. 19 in a snow storm. One third of the roof caved in on the back ...

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Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weather

For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive. The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small ...

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Oregon-based 10 Barrel Brewing to expand to Rockies, southern California (access required)

A new brewpub designed by Scott | Edwards Architecture for 10 Barrel Brewery in Denver (shown here) opened in October. Another SEA-designed brewpub for the brewer will open in San Diego in March. Courtesy of Scott | Edwards Architecture

Portland, Ore. firm Scott | Edwards Architecture is teaming with 10 Barrel Brewing as the brewery expands to the Pacific Northwest to the Rockies and southern California. The Bend, Ore.-based brewery opened a new brewpub in Denver in October, and ...

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