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A construction efficiency success story (access required)

Construction is not a game of inches – not by a long shot. Rather it’s more like a contest to see who can whittle their tolerances down to the nearest millimeter or less. At least that’s the intent of Portland, ...

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California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on May 9 moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California ...

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Utility commission OKs new rate class for solar power users

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class. The regulatory commission also on May 9 ordered Idaho Power to study those ...

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North Idaho Dermatology triples in size (access required)

The largest dermatology practice in northern Idaho is building a three-story structure nearly three times the size of its existing office on an adjacent lot in Coeur d’Alene. North Idaho Dermatology started construction on the $6 million, 27,400-square foot building ...

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