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Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a… Continue Reading Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Two roads that provide access to First & Main Town Center at Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue will have detours in place in early June as construction crews install a new water pipeline under Constitution Avenue. Tutt Boulevard north of Constitution will be closed for about five days beginning June 2, and New Center Point… Continue Reading Construction detours on Tutt Boulevard and New Center Point in June

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What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

After months of news about decreasing Defense Department budgets, there’s a bright spot on the horizon for Colorado Springs. In 2014, the Pentagon plans to spend 27 percent of its Army construction budget at Fort Carson, bringing jobs and opportunities to the region, and signaling the increasing importance of the Mountain Post to overall defense… Continue Reading What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

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On the rise: Homebuilders and developers see major spike in sales activity

The numbers tell the story of a sudden boom in business for area homebuilders and developers. And most are optimistic the growth will continue. There were 680 new single-family building permits issued in the first quarter of 2013 in El Paso County, almost 40 percent more than in the first quarter of 2012 and the… Continue Reading On the rise: Homebuilders and developers see major spike in sales activity

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El Paso County leads state in home construction

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There were more new single-family building permits issued in El Paso County than in any other county in the state during the first 11 months of 2012, according to the Colorado Division of Housing. Pikes Peak Regional Building’s single-family construction permits  were up about 50 percent over 2011 totals, which those in the housing and… Continue Reading El Paso County leads state in home construction

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Construction materials costs likely to rise

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The cost of construction materials climbed much less in 2012 than in the two previous years and mostly stayed in line with bid increases. Materials costs were up an average of 1.3 percent year-over-year in December. That subdued change came as a relief to the construction industry after increases of more than 5 percent in… Continue Reading Construction materials costs likely to rise

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The earth is moving in Woodland Park — and it feels good. Construction crews are working on the west end of town, erecting two new stores — O’Reilly Auto Parts and Family Dollar — near the Country Lodge. Central Woodland Park is seeing the first phase of a downtown makeover with Woodland Hardware and Rental… Continue Reading Woodland Park awakens from development slumber

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Construction employment was up, down and steady – depending on the state – in November. Construction employment declined year-over-year in 151 of 337 metropolitan areas. It remained stagnant in 60 and increased in 126 areas, according to a monthly construction employment report from the Association of General Contractors. The association reported that Hurricane Sandy accounted… Continue Reading Construction employment figures show regional gains and losses

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Colorado construction outlook strong for 2013

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Construction is Colorado’s sixth largest industry, according to a McGraw-Hill Construction report, and 2013 is predicted to be a strong year for the industry. Colorado is in the top third of states recovering from the economic downturn and the state’s construction industry has added 12,000 jobs since 2010, according to the Associated General Contractors in… Continue Reading Colorado construction outlook strong for 2013

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The Air Force Academy broke ground last week on its new Center for Character and Leadership Development building. The center will be used to provide character development programs to cadets from basic training to graduation, with the goal of teaching them to put integrity first, place service before self and always strive for excellence. The… Continue Reading AFA breaks ground on character development center

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