Trends

Arizona Unemployment Up to 6.9% for June; Construction Sheds 4K Jobs from 2013

// Jul 18th, 2014
Arizona Unemployment Up to 6.9% for June; Construction Sheds 4K Jobs from 2013
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Seasonal layoffs caused Arizona’s unemployment rate to wiggle up a tenth to 6.9 percent in June from 6.8 percent in May. Although it’s... 
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Green / Renewable Energy

UA, Power Utilities Join Forces to Track Renewable Supply vs. Demand

// Jul 8th, 2014
UA, Power Utilities Join Forces to Track Renewable Supply vs. Demand
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Seven Southwestern power generators and the University of Arizona have joined to form the UA Renewable Energy Network to track green power... 
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Legislation issues

FAA Approach to Squished Building Height Opposed by NAIOP-AZ

// Jul 22nd, 2014
FAA Approach to Squished Building Height Opposed by NAIOP-AZ
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Photo courtesy of NAIOP-AZ Plans by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to administratively impose new height limits are getting pushback... 
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National News

Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits

// Jun 24th, 2014
Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits
By Kristena Hansen for Phoenix Business Journal Proposed height limitations on buildings near airports could impact developments surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Photo credit:... 
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Budgets and Funding

Proposed Budget Will Reduce Phoenix Public Art Projects

// Jul 8th, 2014
Proposed Budget Will Reduce Phoenix Public Art Projects
From left, Biltmore Partners Foundation members Patricia Nelson, Jeffrey Fine and Karen Litton on the “Magic Carpet” project at the 24th Street and Camelback Road underpass. Photo credit:... 
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People on the Move

Industry Professionals 7-18-14

// Jul 18th, 2014
Industry Professionals 7-18-14
In Memoriam 1. Stephen E. Kovach III, 85, founder of Kovach Inc., passed away July 6, 2014. Steve Senior was a “larger than life” personality who touched a multitude of people in the construction... 
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Local Projects

Arizona Projects 7-18-14

// Jul 18th, 2014
Arizona Projects 7-18-14
Groundbreaking 1. Cardon Development Group broke ground at the 164KSF Aspera development mixed-use project at the northwest corner of 75th Avenue and the Loop 101. The medical office complex... 
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Local News

Subdivision Rezoning Request on Hold in San Luis

// Jul 22nd, 2014
Subdivision Rezoning Request on Hold in San Luis
By Cesar Neyoy, for Yuma Sun’s Bajo El Sol On Torres Street in San Luis (pictured), some residents expressed concern that a proposed access road to the planned Las Quintas II subdivision could... 
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People on the Move

Industry Professionals 7-18-14

Industry Professionals 7-18-14

In Memoriam 1. Stephen E. Kovach III, 85, founder of Kovach Inc., passed away July 6, 2014. Steve Senior was a “larger than life”... 

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