Construction http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Plans Announced To Expand Boise Convention Space http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/plans-announced-expand-boise-convention-space <p>The Greater Boise Auditorium District has announced plans to partner with the Gardner Company to create more convention space by expanding the Boise Centre.</p><p>Officials including Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Gardner Company Chief Operating Officer Tommy Ahlquist and the Auditorium District Board made the announcement Thursday.</p><p>Plans call for two new buildings with about 43,000 square feet of space for meetings and a kitchen to be built on the parking lot around the U.S. Bank building owned by the Gardner Company.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:29:32 +0000 Associated Press 39410 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Data: How Idaho's Housing Market Has Changed Since 2006 http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/data-how-idahos-housing-market-has-changed-2006 <p></p><p>The Boise housing market is coming off the strongest sales period the region has seen since before the housing bubble burst in 2008. Low interest rates and relatively low demand helped drive home values higher this summer. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:05:06 +0000 Scott Graf 34478 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Data: How Idaho's Housing Market Has Changed Since 2006 Tablets Become More Common At Idaho Construction Sites http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/tablets-become-more-common-idaho-construction-sites <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">This fall, Boise State University students taking Casey Cline's class on construction management for the first time will need to bring an iPad or some other tablet-style computer.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">Cline says he is imposing this new rule because the devices are becoming ever-more present on job sites for uploading data reports, photos and job specs.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:13:05 +0000 Associated Press 30017 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tablets Become More Common At Idaho Construction Sites Boise Leaders Celebrate Milestone At 8th And Main Tower http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-leaders-celebrate-milestone-8th-and-main-tower <p>This morning, ironworkers celebrated the “topping off” at the Eighth and Main Tower in downtown Boise. Business and political leaders watched as the final beam was placed at the top of the 18-story building.</p><p>Visitors to the private event signed their names before the beam was hoisted above the city’s skyline.</p><p><br>Speaking from the windy rooftop, developer Kem Gardner thanked construction workers who have been building the Tower.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:53:10 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 24531 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Leaders Celebrate Milestone At 8th And Main Tower Housing Rebound Has More Northwest Sawmills Buzzing http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/housing-rebound-has-more-northwest-sawmills-buzzing <p>Sawmills in the Northwest have significantly ramped up production in response to the rebound in construction nationally.&nbsp; That's according to a <a href="http://www.wri-ltd.com/pdfs/GTWMU%20US%20lumber%20market%20fall%202012.pdf">market survey</a> by an industry consultant based near Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p>Wood Resources International president Hakan Ekstrom&nbsp; says the region's sawmills are returning to profitability thanks to a happy coincidence of rising domestic and foreign demand.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:59:25 +0000 Tom Banse 17291 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Housing Rebound Has More Northwest Sawmills Buzzing Boise State Construction Snarls University Drive http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-construction-snarls-university-drive <p>If you visit the Boise State campus this fall, you are likely to run into some construction. Three separate projects are disrupting the flow of traffic on University Drive. At times, parts of the street are down to a single lane with flaggers directing traffic.</p><p>Jared Everett is with Campus Planning and Facilities.&nbsp; One project will link Boise’s geothermal heating system to the University.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:13:38 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 14610 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Construction Snarls University Drive Little By Little, Idaho's Hard-Hit Housing Market Begins To Revive http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/little-little-idahos-hard-hit-housing-market-begins-revive <p>Idaho was hit hard in the housing crash.&nbsp; For the better part of three years, the state&rsquo;s foreclosure rate was one of the highest in the nation.&nbsp; The Boise area saw the worst of it.&nbsp; That means it&rsquo;s been a while since this scene played out with any kind of regularity.</p><p>Lynne Smith pushes open the door of the home she&rsquo;ll move into in just a couple of weeks. &quot;This is it!&quot; she says.&nbsp; &quot;It&rsquo;s just nice to come in and look around and say, &#39;Oh, this is going to be my house!&#39;&quot;</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Molly Messick 4024 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Little By Little, Idaho's Hard-Hit Housing Market Begins To Revive