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Construction injuries rise in Idaho’s housing boom

As Idaho’s housing demands have grown, so has the residential construction industry. But that boom has a dark side: The Idaho Statesman reported that construction-related serious injuries are a common problem, and some result in deaths. A Statesman analysis of ...

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Construction employment increases nationally and in Idaho

Construction employment increased in 224 out of 358 metro areas between March 2016 and March 2017, the Associated General Contractors said in its most recent jobs report. The largest year-over-year gains were reported in Lewiston and in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. ...

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Sandpoint Library expansion to start soon (access required)

The East Bonner County Library District will open contractor bids May 18 to build a two-story, 7,900-square-foot addition to the Sandpoint Library. The library board of trustees on April 3 had rejected a first round of bids that exceeded the ...

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Augmented reality: the next big thing? (access required)

Architects and builders are using innovative systems to look beyond the real world. One of the newest is augmented reality. While virtual reality (VR) systems immerse users in entirely computer-generated worlds, augmented reality (AR) systems overlay information onto real-world settings. ...

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