Your complete design, construction and facility operations information source for major commercial construction.
Shareholders and analysts are weighing a range of possible fates for the Premier Inn group now that owner Whitbread Plc has elected to spin off its Costa Coffee chain. A purchase offer for Premier is deemed likely, given the rise in Whitbread’s share price. Read the Bloomberg story here
Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between April 2017 and April 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between March and April, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released. Association officials said the employment growth likely would have been higher if firms could find more qualified workers to hire. (more…)
JE Dunn Construction has completed the first project of BNA Vision, a $1 billion expansion for Nashville International Airport (BNA). Enhancements and expansion of the airport’s interim International Arrivals Building (IAB) took center stage recently at a ribbon cutting marking completion of the $8.2 million first project. (more…)
Germany-based Puma will open a three-story flagship on New York City’s Fifth Avenue that will have the space to showcase a wide range of the sportswear brand’s products, The Wall Street Journal says. Rival brands including Adidas and Nike also have stores in the Fifth Avenue shopping district.