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Builders and contractors group joins Unshackle Upstate

The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., whose 550 members employ thousands in the Rochester area and statewide, has joined the Unshackle Upstate coalition’s leadership team, representatives announced Friday.

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Design-build projects remain uncommon in Rochester

Though gaining ground elsewhere, design-build projects are still somewhat uncommon in the Rochester area. Legislative barriers at the state level and economic perceptions are among the reasons why project owners choose the design-bid-build model instead.   Yet design-build, which links ...

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3-D modeling technology faces uphill climb to full adoption

Having a central, modifiable and universally available building model in the design and construction process seems like a no-brainer. But cost, training, acceptance and legal liability issues keep the industry from using the technology to its fullest potential.   A ...

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Apprenticeships grow scarce with fewer construction jobs

The construction trades are unable to attract a steady stream of apprentices-largely because of the lack of jobs.   Recruiting efforts continue to be strong at local high schools and through the trades, which include electricians, bricklayers, plumbers and drywall ...

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Two-thirds expect no change in construction employment

Some 67 percent of construction firms surveyed expect no change in employment this year, with 29 percent planning increases and 4 percent planning reductions, a poll released this week by Bonadio & Co. LLP found.

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Homebuilders

Homebuilders on the list constructed units in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties in 2010; ranked by total number of units built in 2010.

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COMIDA-Assisted Projects

Information was provided by the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency and other sources; ranked by amount of COMIDA assistance for projects approved during 2010.

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Developers selected for pair of city projects

Three developers were announced Friday for two city projects: the former Josh Lofton Alternative High School building downtown and the former Valley Court apartment complex on Genesee Street.

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Another Rochester export: design talent goes global

When the king of Jordan dedicates a $250 million, state-of-the-art cancer institute outside Amman next year, one of our region’s most recognized and accomplished architects will be alongside to cut the ribbon.   When a research facility for students and ...

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The truth is PLAs discriminate

Wasting tax dollars and limiting opportunities for New York construction workers is simply too high a price to pay to reward New York union bosses for their connections.

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