Boston Construction News: Delayed Tower Takes Shape Over Boston’s South Station The 680-ft-tall structure will be one of the city’s tallest buildings

After decades of planning and false starts, a 51-story tower is finally taking shape over Boston’s South Station, set to be one of the city's tallest buildings.

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Boston Construction News: Consigli breaks ground on Lendlease’s $500M Boston life science project

Australian developer Lendlease and Montreal, Canada-based real estate management firm Ivanhoé Cambridge have broken ground on a $500 million life science project in Boston.

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Read more about the article Massachusetts Construction News: Boston planning officials to vote on rezoning plan in Allston-Brighton
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 14: Harvard University's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pictured under construction on Western Avenue in the Allston neighborhood of Boston on Feb. 14, 2019. From the Alewife section of Cambridge to the outer reaches of the Seaport District, from Union Square in Somerville to Barrys Corner in Allston, developers all over Greater Boston are trying to build the next Kendall Square. And its easy to see why. The East Cambridge district is arguably the center of the nations biotechnology industry, as well as major outposts of innovative companies such as Apple, Boeing, and Google. That critical mass has other firms lining up to fill any space that becomes available, driving up rents higher than anywhere else on the East Coast, except for Manhattan. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Massachusetts Construction News: Boston planning officials to vote on rezoning plan in Allston-Brighton

Boston planning officials will vote today on new zoning rules that could speed up the transformation of the neighborhood along Western Avenue in Allston-Brighton.

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Massachusetts Construction News: Say This, Not That: Changing the Conversation Around Construction Careers to Lure Labor

As prices for materials, equipment, labor and shipping continue to increase due to unprecedented inflation in the United States as well as various supply chain crises, both nonresidential and residential construction timelines continue to lengthen. In general, a universal truth when analyzing a labor shortage: productivity declines when the labor supply is tight. In short, projects are more expensive and taking way longer than they should to complete. Baker approved all of the bond authorizations in the nearly $11.4 billion bill (H 5151) he signed Wednesday, including $400 million for immediate safety improvements at the T and $275 million as a down payment toward a western Massachusetts passenger rail expansion, and several of the outside sections packed into the major legislation.

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Massachusetts Construction News: Baker signs $11.4-billion infrastructure law

BOSTON, Mass. (SHNS)– MBTA electrification and safety reporting requirements feature as the most prominent parts of an infrastructure bond bill Gov. Charlie Baker wants to change with an amendment he returned to the Legislature. Baker approved all of the bond authorizations in the nearly $11.4 billion bill (H 5151) he signed Wednesday, including $400 million for immediate safety improvements at the T and $275 million as a down payment toward a western Massachusetts passenger rail expansion, and several of the outside sections packed into the major legislation.

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Boston Construction News: Boston tops San Francisco Bay Area to lead U.S. life-sciences lab construction

Boston, with more lab space under construction than anywhere else in the U.S., is poised to surpass the San Francisco Bay Area as the country’s biggest hub for life sciences.

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Construction News: Construction In An Ever-Changing Workplace: Adapting (Again) To Meet New Challenges

COVID-19 has caused mass disruption to the construction industry—and things are only getting more complicated. Between the rapid spread of Omicron, the threat of future variants, and the potential for a “flurona twindemic,” the virus’ impact will be felt on job sites for a long time to come.

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Massachusetts Construction News: MassDevelopment Issues $53.6M Bond Financing for Construction of Boston Affordable Housing Complex

BOSTON — MassDevelopment has issued $53.6 million in tax-exempt bond financing to Washington Pine LLC for the construction of a five-story, 202-unit complex in Boston.

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Massachusetts Construction News: Construction industry group calls on Massachusetts Legislature to invest in bridges, despite $3 billion investment from federal government

After a harrowing close call in Somerville last week, the Construction Industries of Massachusetts is calling on lawmakers to shore up funds for the state’s failing infrastructure.

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