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Construction employment reaches highest level since 2008 (access required)

Workers at a Boise construction site.

National construction employment reached its highest level in January since 2008, as wages in the industry pushed ever higher, according to a trade group. Employment in the industry increased by 36,000 jobs from December to January, according to an analysis ...

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Affordable housing and construction: The Trump effect (access required)

A pair of construction workers at a Boise project.

Construction and housing officials are waiting to see what impact the new Trump Administration has on the way they do business. Affordable housing proponents have identified a few areas of concern: Potential cuts in Section 8 housing subsidies and operating ...

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Athlos Academies hopes to move into former Macy’s building by June

The former Macy's building in downtown Boise.

The new, exterior “rustic modern” look is in place for the new Athlos Academies headquarters within the former Macy’s building. Windows now bear louvered sunshade awnings and a much larger louvered sunshade overhangs the roof.  New storefront windows were installed ...

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Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine to break ground in April (access required)

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine will be the first medical college in Idaho. Image courtesy of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Construction is expected to start in April on the $34 million Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the state’s first medical college. The L-shaped, roughly 90,000- to 95,000-square-foot ICOM will be built at the same Central Drive education cluster as Idaho ...

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The Ambrose School doubles its property (access required)

15th century Tudor architecture influenced the design of The Ambrose School in Meridian. Photo by Teya Vitu.

The Tudor Age is expanding at Locust Grove Road and Chinden Boulevard in Meridian, where The Ambrose School since 2009 has replicated 15th century Tudor architecture for its K-12 Christian school. Ambrose around the start of year put out “future ...

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National survey: Apartment markets are slowing across US (access required)

Apartment markets aren’t quite as hot as they used to be, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s quarterly survey released in January. As Multi-Housing News reports, all four of the survey’s indexes remained below the break-even level of 50 ...

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