An American Airlines jet taxis on the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

New York to rebuild LaGuardia Airport

Jul 27, 2015
The renovations will cost billions.
Posted In: Andrew Cuomo, airports, construction

A boom in new hotel construction

Jul 21, 2015
From Houston to Miami, cranes are busy erecting new hotels.
Posted In: hotels, manhattan, construction

Women lag in well-paid blue-collar jobs

Mar 27, 2015
There are programs to train more women for those jobs, but progress is slow.
Posted In: employment, women, construction

Women in construction: few and far between

Mar 24, 2015
Women make up fewer than 3 percent of construction workers.
Posted In: women jobs race economy, employment, construction
A building permit sign hangs on a fence in Des Plaines, Illinois. Years after the recession, the home-building industry is finally starting to look up.

For homebuilders, things are looking up...just a bit

Oct 16, 2014
People are starting to buy homes again but challenges like tight credit remain.
Posted In: housing crisis, housing market, home buying, construction

Steel's slow, grinding growth

Oct 8, 2014
Lisa Goldenberg of Delaware Steel Company shares how the economy feels day-to-day.
Posted In: steel, economic growth, commodities, construction
House Construction Building Shell

As housing recovers, a shortage of skilled workers

Aug 1, 2014
During the housing downturn, construction workers moved to other industries.
Posted In: Housing, labor, construction
Construction On New Housing Falls 10 Percent In June

Housing's bad month, via the letter 'L'

Apr 1, 2014
Blame the L's: labor, lumber, land, loans... and lousy weather.
Posted In: Housing, construction

Will laid off construction workers return in housing boom?

Jul 31, 2013
The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?
Posted In: construction, Housing

Meet Big Bertha, Seattle's ginormous tunnel boring machine

Jul 19, 2013
Big Bertha, named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes, will dig up to 100 feet a day and build a massive tunnel under the city for a new freeway.
Posted In: Seattle, infrastructure, construction