Construction


U.S. Housing Starts Increase, Single-Family Segment Weak

U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in March amid a rebound in the construction of multifamily housing units, but weakness in the single-family segment suggested the housing market was slowing.…

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Robots Break New Ground in Construction Industry

As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil…

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Report Says NY Construction Fatalities Going Up

Construction deaths in New York state hit a 14-year high in 2016, according to a new report issued Wednesday that recommends greater state and local enforcement of workplace safety rules.…

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Gov’t Again Touts Artificial Islands

The government on Sunday approved the appointment of a committee that will study the feasibility of setting up artificial islands off the coast of Israel. The committee has 180 days…

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U.S. Construction Spending Hit Record High in November

U.S. builders spent 0.8 percent more on construction projects in November, the fourth consecutive monthly gain. November advance follows October’s revised 0.9 percent gain, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The…

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Kosel Tramway Plans Finalized

To get to the Kosel, visitors can either take a taxi or a bus, or walk through the Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City. Both those alternatives are difficult for…

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Construction of Har Hazeisim Shul Gets Underway

For the first time in at least 2,000 years, a shul will grace Har Hazeisim, as construction of a large, 2,000-square meter complex begins in the Maale Zeitim neighborhood, adjacent…

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Report: Arab MK Lives in Illegally Built Home

A report in Yisrael Hayom says that Arab MK Jama Azbarga (United Arab List) lives in an illegally built home that by law should be demolished. The information came to…

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Home Sales Down for Fourth Straight Quarter

For the fourth quarter in a row, home sales in Israel have slowed, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. Numbers for the third quarter of 2017 showed a significant fall in…

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New Yerushalayim Neighborhood Atop Begin Expressway

There isn’t that much open space in Yerushalayim for new major construction, but Mayor Nir Barkat has found some space for a 70,000 square meter concept neighborhood that will include…

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176 Homes Approved in Yerushalayim’s Nof Tziyon

The Yerushalayim housing committee approved an additional 176 homes for the Nof Tziyon neighborhood, located next to the Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukhabar in eastern Yerushalayim, on Wednesday. Nof Tziyon,…

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Caterpillar Profit Surges on Equipment Demand

Caterpillar Inc.’s third-quarter profit surged on demand for construction equipment, topping Wall Street expectations. The Peoria, Illinois-based company boosted its guidance, citing strong oil and gas markets in North America…

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