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Expanded college construction program fills labor gaps in Northern Arizona

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Expanded college construction program fills labor gaps in Northern Arizona

Expanded college construction program fills labor gaps in Northern Arizona A year ago, students of construction trades at Coconino Community College worked in cramped outdated quarters. Labor-strapped construction companies snatched them up upon graduation, or before. Like much of the state, northern Arizona is seeing a construction industry on the rise. But qualified workers have long been in short supply. “It’s challenging with our students trying to fit a schedule,” said Jeff Jones, dean of career and technical education (CTE) at the college. “Many are in evening classes so they can work at entry level during day and increase their skills at...

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Can the new coronavirus spread through building pipes?

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Can the new coronavirus spread through building pipes?

Can the new coronavirus spread through building pipes? Two residents of a Hong Kong apartment building have fallen ill with the new coronavirus even though they live on different floors. An official wearing protective gear stands guard outside an entrance to the Hong Mei House residential building at Cheung Hong Estate in Hong Kong on Feb. 11, 2020, following the evacuation of more than 100 people from the housing block after residents in two different apartments tested positive for the new coronavirus. (Image: © ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) Two residents of a Hong Kong apartment building have fallen ill...

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Will LA start building public housing again?

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Will LA start building public housing again?

Will LA start building public housing again? Proposed legislation calls on city staffers to study European models for social housing and how they might be brought to Los Angeles Government-owned housing that would serve a mix of incomes could help LA crawl out of its deepening affordability crisis, says Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, who announced a broad package of housing legislation at City Hall today. The Westside councilmember introduced what he’s billing as a local version of the “Homes Guarantee,” a national platform advanced by progressive housing advocates and Democratic Socialists to make housing a right. “We need to be,...

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Phoenix construction cost increases outpaced nation in 2019

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Phoenix construction cost increases outpaced nation in 2019

Phoenix construction cost increases outpaced nation in 2019 Photo by: Chaiyaporn Baokaew/Getty Images PHOENIX — The cost of construction in Phoenix rose faster than the national average during 2019, according to the Mortenson Construction Cost Index. While both the Phoenix and national averages tracked upward, the national average cost rose by 3.3 percent compared with Phoenix’s 4.5 percent increase. During 2018, Phoenix’s costs also trended slightly higher than the national average, and in 2017 Phoenix’s trend was equal to the national average. Reinforcing steel material was the building component that saw the largest increase from 2018 to 2019 in Phoenix,...

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Wuhan to build second hospital for those infected in 15 days

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Wuhan to build second hospital for those infected in 15 days

Wuhan to build second hospital for those infected in 15 days Excavators and bulldozers on Friday at a construction site on the outskirts of Wuhan where a hospital is being built to treat patients affected by the new coronavirus. It is due to be completed by Feb 3. A second dedicated hospital to treat such patients is also in the works. PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING • China's Wuhan city will build a second dedicated hospital to treat patients affected by the novel coronavirus, the state-run People's Daily reported, a day after announcing the first one. Construction of the hospital, designed to have...

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