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Design Beyond Borders: University of Idaho’s basketball arena (access required)

Opsis Architecture is designing a new basketball arena for the University of Idaho. The 4,700-seat facility will replace the ASUI Kibbie Activity Center, commonly called the Kibbie Dome, as the basketball team’s home. “(The Kibbie Dome) seats about 16,000 people, ...

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Underground concrete work has started at St. Luke’s Children’s Pavilion (access required)

After months of excavating and shoring to create a 36-foot-deep hole at Avenue B and Jefferson Street, St. Luke’s Children’s Pavilion construction shifted in July to the big concrete pour. About 180 truckloads of concrete were poured through a four-inch ...

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Gas station, convenience store, brewery, restaurant are on the way at Avimor community

The rooftops-then-retail maxim will start playing out at the Avimor planned community on Highway 55 a half hour north of Boise. Nine years after the first homes were built, Avimor expects to start construction later in July or early August ...

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National construction spending was flat in May

U.S. construction spending was flat in May with homebuilding falling again, even as buyers face climbing prices and a shortage of available properties on the market. The Commerce Department reported on July 3 no increase in construction spending in May, ...

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CVS plans second Boise pharmacy on Capitol Boulevard (access required)

A CVS Pharmacy developer proposes demolishing the strip center across from Boise State University with Tree City Juice and Smoothie Café, Subway, Nutrishop and Textbook Exchange. T.M. Crowley & Associates of Indianapolis wants to build a one-story, 13,111-square-foot CVS Pharmacy ...

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Affordable seismic innovation or dangerous idea? (access required)

At an Urban Land Institute resilience panel event in Portland, Ore. in May, architect Ben Kaiser told attendees that, at long last, a school had stepped up to serve as a test case for his patented seismic safety system, CoreFirst.“The ...

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