Items Tagged with 'construction'


Beyond the student: the effects of school construction programs in your community

August 26, 2019
In 2011, during the midst of a national recession, property values in the district of Jenison Public Schools were plunging, businesses were moving out of the community and school enrollment was declining. Read More

Meijer Gardens projects taking shape

Padnos Families Rooftop Sculpture Garden opened earlier this month, Outdoor Picnic Pavilion to be ready this fall.

May 24, 2019
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park guests may need a calendar to keep track of the completion of each facility that currently is under construction. Read More

University housing sees big changes for the modern student

April 29, 2019
Student housing no longer means confining concrete walls, bunk beds and communal bathrooms. Instead, universities are changing their student housing models to provide today’s students with more space and top of the line amenities. Keeping students engaged and living on campus helps to promote campus life and student participation in university organizations. Read More

Orion dips into Florida market

GR-based construction outfit uses personal relationships to forge marina deal in Sunshine State.

September 14, 2018
Orion Construction entered into new territory with its first project in the state of Florida. Read More

Driver charged in death of construction worker

June 20, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — A woman has been charged in a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker. Read More

Attracting the next generation of construction pros

April 30, 2018
It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’m sitting in the sun-soaked office of Julie Parks, executive director of workforce training at Grand Rapids Community College M-TEC. Alongside me is Amy Pierce, career exploration coordinator for Kent ISD, and we’re talking about launching a construction training program at GRCC M-TEC for high school seniors from two local school districts. Think dual enrollment meets work-based learning. Read More

In the construction sector, G.R. = Growing Rapidly

September 29, 2017
Prospects remain bright for both the overall economy and for construction locally. Read More

Most industries maintain moderate growth rate

September 15, 2017
After a summer lull, the West Michigan economy resumed the growth pattern observed for the past eight years. Read More

Construction employment rebounds in a big way

September 8, 2017
National construction employment rebounded in August, adding 28,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction input prices inch higher; energy prices drop

August 18, 2017
Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent in July and are up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More