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Federal grant program changes affect infrastructure projects (access required)

The U.S. Department of Transportation is renaming “FASTLANE” grants “INFRA” grants, and the changes don’t end there. Late last month the DOT announced major alterations to the FASTLANE infrastructure grant program. It was established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation ...

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Top construction projects in Idaho up for awards

Construction is hot in Idaho. Cranes have been a part of the downtown Boise skyline nearly continuously for the past five years, and the Idaho Department of Labor predicts that the state’s construction industry will add more than 11,000 jobs ...

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Presidential apprenticeship order is ‘a good start’ (access required)

For all the controversy he’s elicited over the past two years, Donald Trump has done one thing right in the eyes of construction industry leaders. And it only involved a flick of the wrist. The President in June signed an ...

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US housing starts rebounded in June

Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest. Housing starts climbed 8.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department ...

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For now, 223-unit apartment and commercial is in play for Main, Fairview, Whitewater (access required)

A year and change after reaching a development agreement with the city of Boise, Los Angeles-based LocalConstruct has come up with a conceptual plan to fulfill the city’s desire to extend the downtown vibe to the West End. The city ...

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Idaho hotels tackle waste, sustainability (access required)

It’s not unusual to find notes in a hotel room asking you to conserve by hanging up your towels and not having your sheets changed every day. But some Idaho hotels are kicking their efforts to be green up a ...

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