Building construction

A few people walk through main plaza entryway to the closed Salesforce Transit Center Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in San Francisco. San Francisco officials said Thursday that crews have started work to shore up two cracked beams that shuttered a celebrated and newly opened $2 billion transit center. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority said that workers removed ceiling panels and light fixtures at the Salesforce Transit Center in advance of shoring installation that could begin this weekend. Officials say flawed fabrication, installation or design could be the cause of the cracks.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 27, 2018 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews began work to shore up two cracked support beams that have shuttered a celebrated and newly opened $2 billion San Francisco transit center, authorities said Thursday. Workers removed ceiling panels and light fixtures at the Salesforce Transit Center ahead of installing a...
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Traffic backs up on Fremont Street and is diverted around the closed Salesforce Transit Center Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in San Francisco. A second beam in San Francisco's celebrated new $2 billion transit terminal shows signs of cracking, an official said Wednesday, a day after a crack in a nearby support beam shut down the building that opened just last month. The first crack found by workers installing roof tiles Tuesday spans a beam holding up a park over the three-block-long facility and runs over a downtown street, Salesforce Transit Center executive director Mark Zabaneh said. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 27, 2018 - 2:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials struggled Wednesday to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut down a just-opened, $2 billion transit center meant to serve as a bold architectural statement from a wealthy, high-tech city. The Salesforce Transit Center opened to...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, a worker toils on a new home under construction in Denver. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally...
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This shows the collapsed scaffolding, center, at a hotel under construction after two workers fell to their deaths early Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, near Orlando, Fla. (Orange County Fire Rescue via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed above the sixth floor of a hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday. A third worker managed to hang on and climb to safety, a fire-rescue spokesman said. The accident happened just...
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In this June 27, 2018, photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 23, 2018 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department says newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja. Labaran Ahman, Federal Capital Emergency Agency search and rescue chief, said Friday that...
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FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in July. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 16, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, not nearly enough to...
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