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Airport terminal keeps getting more complex (access required)

Increased security standards have boosted the cost of the Boise Air Terminal expansion project, according to John Anderson, Boise Airport director. And faster-than-expected growth means airport officials are already looking closely at future additions.The current project includes a 361,000-square-foot terminal ...

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Carpenters’ union local courts contractors (access required)

The Treasure Valley local of the carpenters’ union is looking to build up its base of contractors. Darrel Van DeVenter, organizer for Local 635, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, is in the field talking to carpenters and contractors ...

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Architects find clients among religious entities (access required)

Some architectural firms might find they have to answer to a higher authority.For Cole & Associates Architects, Boise, continuing work on religious edifices has helped the firm stay diversified.Among its projects is a distinctive Hare Krishna temple near Boise State ...

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Geothermal engineering firm finds clients abroad (access required)

The market for new power-generation facilities may be short-circuited for now, but demand for power shows no sign of dimming.For firms such as Power Engineers, the slowdown means finding new opportunities in international markets while working on smaller domestic projects.Hailey-based ...

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Cautiously, law firms move toward online services (access required)

Many Boise-area law firms have logged on to new technology and developed an Internet presence, but virtually none sees the Web as more than an advertising and information tool at this time.Some have just recently embraced the Web’s potential as ...

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Western Construction digs in during tough times (access required)

Tightening markets and tough competition form a rocky road for Western Construction, but the family-owned company is well entrenched for the future.The Boise-based general contracting firm has worked primarily on state and federal highway projects in Idaho and elsewhere in ...

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New virtual plan room speeds bidding process (access required)

A powerful new contractors’ Internet service has proven so successful in testing that it has gone live two weeks ahead of schedule.The Internet Plan Room, offered by Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) in partnership with iSqFt, became available to AGC ...

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Travel agencies hit hard by end of commissions (access required)

Treasure Valley travel agencies have resorted to increased ticket surcharges to replace commissions formerly paid by major airlines. Meanwhile, the advent of Internet ticket sales hasn’t been particularly helpful to the industry, either, especially the smaller agencies. Commissions ceased altogether ...

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Travel agency bookings begin rebound (access required)

Travel agents in the Treasure Valley area have seen slower than hoped-for growth during the first quarter of 2002, and some remain tentative about prospects for the future. But Cindi Michalski, executive vice president of Global Travel, Boise, sounds upbeat. ...

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Boise revives Design Review awards (access required)

Creatively molding and shaping the face of Boise has its rewards. Twelve project designs garnered City of Boise Design Review awards for making “a positive contribution to the visual quality of the city,” said award coordinator Tempra Wilson. The city’s ...

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