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As many as 40 people hospitalized following hazmat incident
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Police say as many as 40 people were taken to area hospitals after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a call center in Bristol. Emergency crews were dispatched to the Faneuil Call Center on Valley Street around 11 a.m. Thursday following reports of the exposure. ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Carbon dioxide Carbon monoxide Oxygen Carbon English-language films Natural gas Building Methane
3.8 magnitude quake rattles central Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A 3.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was recorded at 9:06 p.m. Thursday near the city of Spencer, which is northwest of Oklahoma City. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. The quake comes less ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Richter magnitude scale Earthquake Building Seismology English-language films Damage Earthquake engineering Oklahoma
Frick Environmental Center set to open Saturday
Gone is the siding-covered trailer that for more than a decade sat like an intruder behind the stone gatehouses at Frick Park’s Beechwood Boulevard entrance and served as a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy classroom.
193 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Construction Green building Natural building Building Architectural engineering Fire protection Frick Park
Experts: Liberty Bridge fire avoidable if standards followed
The fire that risked bringing down the Liberty Bridge should not have occurred had workers been following long-standing fire safety measures, construction experts said Thursday.
66 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Occupational safety and health Fire protection Building National Fire Protection Association Architect Occupational Safety and Health Administration Construction Safety
Man, 21, shot outside CUNY classroom in Brooklyn drive-by
The shooting, aimed at a man not believed to be a student, happened while a class was in session in a first-floor computer room.
3861 points by Daily News | English-language films New York City Storey Building Brooklyn Floor New York City College of New York
Decision by California panel leaves coastal land untouched
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A long-awaited vote by a California panel will leave a vast, valuable stretch of oil land overlooking the Pacific Ocean virtually untouched for now and without an immediate plan to develop or preserve it.The decision late Wednesday by the California Coastal Commission to deny a proposal to build nearly 900 homes means the 401 acres in Orange County will remain covered with a patchwork of oil wells and coastal shrubs that shelter rare wildlife coveted by residents who yearn for more open space.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Petroleum Orange County California California Petroleum industry Building
New design shown for Cold Spring Avenue apartments off I-83
The developers of an industrial site in North Baltimore presented updated designs to the city Thursday that call for an apartment building constructed in a contemporary-looking combination of brick, navy blue siding and corrugated metal. The 286-unit project planned at 2001 Cold Spring Lane, near...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Construction Urban planning Real estate House Building Architecture Building code Interstate Highway System
Detroit tiny house project is ‘game changer’
Cass Community Social Services and donors open tiny house model unit for 25-unit tiny house development, city’s largest        
-1 points by The Detroit News | House Affordable housing Real estate Building Ford Motor Company Housing
Tiny homes could amp up Detroit homeownership
The houses will be between 250 and 400 square feet and will be reserved for low-income owners.        
14369 points by Detroit Free Press | Ford Motor Company Real estate House Woodrow Wilson Building Home Neighbourhood Community
76-year-old man dies in Libertyville house fire
An elderly man died in a house fire Wednesday night in north suburban Libertyville.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Semi-detached Ireland Firefighter Coroner Autopsy United Kingdom Suicide Building
New Wilde Lake Middle uses 'environment to run the building'
A construction team led a guided tour of the new Wilde Lake Middle School Friday morning, explaining all the nuts and bolts behind what will be Maryland's first net-zero energy school. Construction on the $26 million replacement of the old middle school began June 2015. The new school will be larger...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Construction Energy Project manager Light New York City Building Sun Incandescent light bulb
$35M condo complex planned for downtown
The Ashton Detroit will open in 2018 in parking lot behind AFSCME building on Lafayette        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit River Detroit Michigan Windsor Ontario Ambassador Bridge Michigan Central Railway Tunnel Building Apartment
Oklahoma earthquake was state's largest on record
The earthquake magnitude was revised from 5.6 to 5.8.         
284 points by Arizona Republic | Earthquake Seismology Seismic wave Oklahoma Earthquake engineering United States Geological Survey Building The Earthquake in Chile
Last weekend's Oklahoma earthquake was state's largest on record
The earthquake magnitude was revised from 5.6 to 5.8.       
284 points by USA Today | Earthquake Seismology Seismic wave Oklahoma Earthquake engineering United States Geological Survey Building The Earthquake in Chile
Barton Malow moving in across from Hudson’s site
Downtown office moves company closer to its Detroit roots        
-1 points by The Detroit News | General contractor Building National Football League Pontiac Michigan New England Patriots Detroit Major League Baseball Oriole Park at Camden Yards
‘This Old House’ to feature 2 Detroit restorations
PBS's long-running home improvement show will feature two Detroit projects on episodes that begin airing April 3.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | This Old House Tom Silva Home improvement Detroit Building Abandonment Frank Polk Michigan
Rahm Emanuel gung-ho about U.S. Steel project, alderman says
"We are encouraged and supportive of what’s happening,” a top mayoral aide said.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Rahm Emanuel Building Mayor of New York City Mayors Democratic Party Aid Mayor Rod Blagojevich
Arson suspected in Katoi restaurant blaze
The 6 a.m. fire at the trendy eatery 'gutted' the establishment, investigators said        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Building Restaurant Break In James Beard Lunch William M. Feehan English-language films Virtual Console
16 buildings evacuated after concrete slab tilts atop high rise
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco authorities evacuated 16 office buildings and shut down several streets during rush hour Wednesday after a giant concrete slab tilted while atop a skyscraper. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Officer Jonathan Baxter said Wednesday evening there was no danger of the 1-ton concrete slab falling from the 35th floor of...
15 points by New York Post | Building Construction Real estate Emergency evacuation Architect General contractor House Building code
Concrete slab tilts on SF high-rise; 16 buildings evacuated
 Sixteen office buildings were evacuated and several streets were shut down in San Francisco during rush hour Wednesday afternoon after a crane malfunctioned and a giant concrete slab started tilting atop a skyscraper under construction. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | Building Real estate Construction House Apartment General contractor High-rise Architect
LIVE: 2,000-pound slab threatens to fall from S.F. building
San Francisco fire officials were evacuating at least five buildings Wednesday.
144 points by Daily News | Construction San Francisco Building Fire protection Occupancy Earthquake House Building code
Chicago's downtown apartment construction boom may be nearing peak
The massive apartment construction boom in downtown Chicago is starting to show signs of saturation, and rents will likely start to decline by fall, Appraisal Research Counselors reported Tuesday. Rents fell about 14.7 percent during the fourth quarter to $2.89 a square foot for the top-quality,...
115 points by Chicago Tribune | Renting Apartment Condominium Rental agreement Real estate Building Leasing Housing cooperative
Fire breaks out next to arabber stables in West Baltimore; horses safe
A fire broke out Tuesday night in a three-story rowhouse next to Fremont Avenue's historic arabber stables. No horses were injured from the small blaze, which did not spread to the stables, said Michael Goines, who helps muck out the stalls and occasionally works as an arabber. The fire in the...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Horse Carriage Marlon Wayans Driving Fire protection Horse-drawn vehicle Horse harness Building
Man found frozen to death in vacant Bronx home
Police found a dead man, his body frozen and his head bruised, inside a vacant house in the Bronx Monday morning, sources said.
403 points by Daily News | Building Fire protection Occupancy Construction The Bronx Manhattan House New York
Candler Building in Baltimore sells for $62 million
The downtown Baltimore office tower known as the Candler Building has sold to a Virginia firm for $62 million. American Real Estate Partners Management of Herndon, Va., closed on the 12-story building at the beginning of February, according to Costar, a commercial real estate firm that tracks deals....
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Real estate Property Building Renting Firm House Real property Asa Griggs Candler
Santa Monica seeks nation's most extensive earthquake retrofitting, covering 2,000 buildings
Santa Monica is poised to require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings in what would be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort. Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done by requiring not only wood apartments and concrete...
275 points by Los Angeles Times | Earthquake Earthquake engineering Skyscraper 1994 Northridge earthquake Santa Monica California Building Los Angeles Structural engineering
UKIP leader Nuttall under investigation by police, forced to leave Stoke ‘home’
Paul Nuttall, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader, has been forced to move house amid concerns for his safety following a number of “concerning incidents,” according to the party’s chairperson. Read Full Article at RT.com
1020 points by Russia Today | Election Twitter Postal system Mass media Building By-election Mandate Electoral Commission
LA tower ridiculed as '$1 million jukebox' may get face-lift
LOS ANGELES — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures.But the work the artist hoped he would be best remembered for was The Triforium. And he was, but for all the wrong reasons.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County California Los Angeles Mayor of Los Angeles California Angeles National Forest Building Frank L. Shaw
Widely ridiculed 6-story Los Angeles artwork may be revamped
LOS ANGELES — For 40 years, Joseph Young festooned public buildings, open spaces and private places across his adopted city of Los Angeles with dozens of brilliant, colorful mosaics, larger-than-life murals and towering sculptures.But the work the artist hoped he would be best remembered for was The Triforium. And he was, but for all the wrong reasons.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County California Los Angeles Mayor of Los Angeles California Angeles National Forest Building Frank L. Shaw
Veterinary group could host 300 Las Vegas events per year with site expansion
A Las Vegas-based nonprofit that holds one of the world’s largest veterinary conventions will more than double the size of its headquarters near McCarran International Airport.
233 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Building Fire protection Occupancy Construction Mandalay Bay Convention Center Buildings and structures in Paradise Nevada World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Southwest Airlines
Landlord can’t find judge to rule on $15M case against Letitia James
A Manhattan landlord can’t seem to find a judge to rule on his $15 million defamation case against Public Advocate Letitia James — because the pol has so many judicial connections. A fourth Manhattan Supreme Court judge recused himself from building owner Kamran Hakim’s case against James on Tuesday. Hakim is suing the public advocate...
6 points by New York Post | Judge Real estate Building Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Property Martin v. Hunter's Lessee Fire protection
Homeland Security secretary: 'We’re not going to build a wall everywhere all at once'
White House says media failed to adequately cover terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, etc. Feb. 7, 2017, 9:22 a.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Homeland Security chief takes responsibility for botched rollout of travel ban : It's "all...
489 points by Los Angeles Times | Construction The Wall Need Building United States Bill of quantities Project management Building code
Stalled Olive-Harvey construction project on South Side a 'travesty'
At Olive-Harvey College on the Far South Side sits the half-built husk of a building Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned to make a centerpiece of his efforts to reform the city's community colleges. Originally scheduled to be completed in spring 2015, the Olive-Harvey Transportation, Distribution and Logistics...
394 points by Chicago Tribune | Construction Chicago Building 2016 Rod Blagojevich Illinois Democratic Party Building code
Peoria housing facility for needy veterans plans new wing
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois group is making progress on expanding housing for needy veterans. Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois operates the Downing Home for Veterans in Peoria. It has received approval from the city's planning commission to expand onto two additional vacant lots. The (Peoria) Journal Star ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Peoria Illinois Wayne A. Downing Building General officer Construction English-language films General
Las Vegas Valley’s construction season is coming; so are barrels and cones
With what’s expected to be the Nevada Department of Transportation’s busiest construction season in its 100-year history approaching, drivers likely will start seeing more orange cones on Las Vegas roads.
59 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Project Construction Road Project management Freeway Traffic Building Nevada
Rebuilding in Gatlinburg after fires not easy, some say
Residents complain about engineering requirements, septic system demands.       
5 points by USA Today | Construction Building Building code Building officials Septic tank Septic drain field International Building Code
18 people die in fire at foot spa in eastern China – reports (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Eighteen people have died after a fire broke out at a foot spa in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, CCTV reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
45 points by Russia Today | Storey Building Zhejiang 2000s music groups
Losing everything in Avdiivka
As violence escalates in Eastern Ukraine front, one family copes with losing their livelihood in the shelling.
364 points by Al Jazeera English | Police Ukraine Military of Ukraine The Damage Jack Lemmon Building Storey Ukrainian Ground Forces
Shake Shack opens Detroit location in a few weeks
The New York City-based burger chain will open in the First National Building downtown        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Madison Square Hamburger New York City Manhattan Madison Square Garden Beef Building
Microsoft's Southfield office moving downtown
Microsoft Corp. will open offices in former Compuware Building in Detroit        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Building Compuware World Headquarters City Microsoft Real estate Quicken Loans Detroit Free Press
Live: Microsoft announces office at One Campus Martius
Officials expected to announce Friday that Microsoft Corp. will open offices in former Compuware Building in Detroit        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Building Compuware World Headquarters Microsoft City Real estate Quicken Loans Detroit Free Press
Construction to begin in Perryman on 2.5 million square feet of warehouse space
Construction is set to begin on the first phase of what could ultimately be 2.5 million square feet of additional warehouse and distribution space in Perryman. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the project, called Eastgate, on Tuesday afternoon, with Harford County Executive Barry Glassman,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Real estate Aberdeen Proving Ground Harford County Maryland Baltimore County Maryland Havre de Grace Maryland Area Imperial units Building
Sources: Microsoft to open office at One Campus Martius
Officials expected to announce Friday that Microsoft Corp. will open offices in former Compuware Building in Detroit        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Building Compuware World Headquarters Microsoft City Real estate Quicken Loans Detroit Free Press
City offices full, Gilbert may need suburban space
The downtown Detroit CEO says he's maxed out of space as he mulls a temporary suburban move for some employees        
1282 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit New York City Compuware World Headquarters Real estate Building Quicken Loans Skyscraper Chicago
As Google Fiber scales down its broadband business, San Francisco moves ahead on its own
It wasn’t so long ago — three years, to be exact — that communities all over the country were slavering over the prospect of getting fiber-based, blazing-fast broadband Internet service from Google. More than 1,000 communities had fallen all over themselves to meet the company’s terms, which included...
104 points by Los Angeles Times | Broadband Internet access Internet service provider Internet Wi-Fi Broadband Building Internet exchange point
Infant in serious condition after apartment goes up in flames
Two people were hospitalized, including an infant in serious condition, from a fire that broke out inside their Queens apartment early Friday, officials said. The blaze erupted about 1:40 a.m. on the first floor of the building on Parsons Boulevard near 65th Avenue in Flushing. Firefighters extinguished the flames about an hour later. Three residents...
1 points by New York Post | New York City Queens Flushing Queens Storey Smoke Building English-language films High-rise
Light blight: Art project breathes life into empty buildings
TROY, N.Y. (AP) - Empty homes on blighted blocks here pulse with a ghostly glow every night. Windows in more than 150 abandoned buildings in three upstate New York cities have been fitted with light-emitting diodes that steadily brighten and fade, giving the effect of slow breathing. The two-month public ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Building Construction Occupancy House Fire protection Urban decay Lighting City
Initial designs far different for Little Caesars Arena
Tom Wilson, CEO of Olympia Entertainment, says first design for Little Caesars Arena envisioned a 14-story stadium        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Downtown Detroit Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena United States communities with African American majority populations Building Comerica Park Fox Theatre Detroit
Port Authority to demolish McKeesport Transit Center
The Port Authority plans to tear down the McKeesport Transit Center early next year and temporarily add parking to the site before building a new facility in the future.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Rail transport Rail tracks Bus Public transport Train Building Rail profile Construction
Officials: Man working on WKU project falls, later dies
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Officials say a construction worker has died after he fell while working on a new building at Western Kentucky University last week. The Bowling Green Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2eJW46I) that Andy Mays, president of Whittenberg Construction, the general contractor for the project, says the incident ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Kentucky Western Kentucky University Bowling Green Kentucky English-language films Occupational safety and health Building Independent films Construction