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Protected bike lanes make space for more cyclists (access required)

Kittleson & Associates helped Sky Lakes Wellness Center plan a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls. One of the biggest issues that concerned citizens was avoiding losing on-street parking on much of the route. (Courtesy of Kittelson & Associates)

New bike lanes usually are not exciting or dramatic projects for engineering firms. They seldom win awards for their efforts. However, Kittelson & Associates in Portland, Ore., earlier this month received such an honor from the American Council of Engineering ...

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Portland deconstruction law attracts startups (access required)

Augest Endicott, co-principal of Northwest Deconstruction Specialists, removes material from a home undergoing deconstruction in Northeast Portland. (Sam Tenney/DJC)

The first batch of Portland houses to fall under the deconstruction law sponsored by former Portland, Ore. Mayor Charlie Hales came down in January. The unique ordinance is expected to apply to only a handful of houses a month, so it’s ...

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Portland multifamily design work is waning (access required)

Meaghan Bullard, a project architect / manager with Jones Architecture, works in the firm's Pearl District office. According to Alan Jones, the firm’s founding principal, the pipeline for multifamily projects is drying up. Photo by Sam Tenney of the DJC.

Portland architecture firms are facing a sharp downturn in multifamily housing work as the city phases in new inclusionary housing rules. The lack of design work for new apartment projects is just one unintended consequence of the city’s inclusionary housing ...

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Construction apps for 2017

The construction industry is becoming more mobile, and with that comes the need for a growing app industry. A survey by the information technology research and advisory firm Software Advice recently found that 50 percent of construction companies are still ...

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State to widen heavily used road between Meridian, Caldwell

Plans are in the works for a $350 million project to widen one of the Treasure Valley’s most heavily traveled roads between Meridian and Caldwell. The Statesman reports the Idaho Transportation Department proposes to make U.S. 20/26 a six-lane divided ...

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Boise’s Stack Rock Group opens Utah office

Krisjan Hiner (right) of Stack Rock Group in the company's Boise office. File photo.

The Boise landscape architecture firm Stack Rock Group has opened a second office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The five-year-old firm, co-founded by Krisjan Hiner and Will Howard, has about $950,000 in annual revenues and nine employees, two of them ...

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Twin Falls rebuilds its downtown Main Avenue (access required)

Twin Falls is turning an old furniture store and a former hotel site into a new City Hall and Downtown Commons. Image courtesy of city of Twin Falls.

Twin Falls removed all the 40-year-old trees from the five-block downtown stretch of Main Avenue during President’s Day weekend as part of plans to rebuild the street and sidewalks. The new Main Avenue will have new trees, brick accents in ...

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