Construction Watch

Jasper County district files lawsuit concerning school construction

The Jasper County School District has initiated litigation concerning the design and construction of specific elements of two school sites. After investigating the cause of sinkholes, defects in the construction of the underground storm water system have been identified.

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N.J. voters approve $116 million in school construction

New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.

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Plan in Washington to borrow against lottery for school construction

A bipartisan plan for paying for public schools emerged in the state House, offering a creative way to pay for $700 million in school construction by borrowing against $50 million a year in future state Lottery profits.

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S.C. schools may benefit from new idea to fund construction

Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow them to present county voters with a 1-cent sales tax request for school construction needs on the November ballot. The bill would provide the penny-tax option to the state’s counties that do not raise a minimum amount in accommodation taxes.

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Wyoming Senate panel puts brakes on school construction

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee objected to some K12 school building projects appearing on the design and construction list without appearing to go through the initial planning step under the established process.

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N.J. district saves green on energy

The Ridgewood district has already reaped at least $55,000 in energy savings for the 2013-14 school year, based on the calculations of an energy conservation company.

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HB Construction lands $35 million New Mexico project

HB Construction will soon begin work on a $35.1 million addition and renovation of Bernalillo High School.

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Plans approved for new Trenton High School

The Schools Development Authority in New Jersey approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new Trenton Central High School.

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SDA approves plan for new Trenton High School

In NJ, the Schools Development Authority approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new 340,000 square foot high school.

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Napa district to build tech center

The California district will convert an existing building into a new 15,500-square foot tech center by gutting the inside while maintaining the 1920s exterior.

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