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Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Inside the downtown, upscale multifamily housing boom, coast to coast

March 2015
What Builders Want from the Legislature

What Builders Want from the Legislature

Construction leaders balk at asking the Legislature for a special bond issue. A fix for frail highway funding has not emerged. But builders will ask the legislators for a workforce training bill and revision of bid laws to allow a construction-manager-at-risk option for large public works projects.

March 2015
Shipper's Carpenter

Shipper's Carpenter

Executive of one of Mobile’s oldest shipping agencies turns to an even more timeless enterprise – crafting handmade furniture. And his hobby has just become profit driven.

March 2015
Prestige Digs in Tuscaloosa

Prestige Digs in Tuscaloosa

This Tuscaloosa tower caught the eye of a Memphis developer long before the Legislature passed a tax incentive for historic redevelopments.

December 2014
Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

The recession’s been a hard road for Vulcan Materials, says CEO Tom Hill, but things are looking up.

November 2014
Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

The housing bust of 2008 evolved into an apartment building bonanza. Across north Alabama and extending into Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina, Fyffe Construction’s multifamily developments ride high on the wave.

September 2014
How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

Building the largest investment in Arkansas health care in the last decade, Hoar Construction mobilized its builders with an iPad-based information management system that takes construction to a new level of performance.

September 2014
Bulked up in Sports

Bulked up in Sports

Robins & Morton has built a powerful portfolio of sports facilities, including a hometown jewel, Regions Field.

September 2014
Harbert at Home Around the World

Harbert at Home Around the World

Global builder BL Harbert can boast world-class Alabama projects, including a huge expansion at Mercedes.

September 2014
Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Two women managers oversee the $280 million Grandview Medical Center project for Brasfield & Gorrie — marking the 50-year-old company’s longstanding initiatives to advance women builders.

September 2014
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