25.9 F
Rhode Island
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Home Subscriber Only New Construction

New Construction

NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Tom Giordano

5Q: Tom Giordano | Executive director, Partnership for Rhode Island1. More than three-quarters of Rhode Island voters in November approved a $250 million bond...
GROWING SECTOR: Lori Mayer, left, a veteran pediatric intensive care nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, speaks with Abigail King, another PICU nurse. The state is projected to add 860 registered nurse jobs by 2026, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.
 / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Job growth in R.I. is expected to come at the top...

If you don’t catch on at the top of Rhode Island’s labor market, you may slip all the way to the bottom.That’s because the...
online image:
Emily Fields, a biological sciences student at the University of Rhode Island, conducts sampling of macroalgae along Narragansett Bay. Through higher sewer rates, many homes and businesses in northern Rhode Island have been paying for a nearly $1.4 billion tunnel project by the Narragansett Bay Commission to prevent dirty wastewater from overflowing into the bay./PBN FILE PHOTO

Price of cleaner bay? Rising sewer bills

If they already haven’t realized it, households and businesses in Greater Providence are paying much of the cost of keeping Narragansett Bay clean.To comply...
PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

New Construction November 2018

The Residence Inn by Marriott | Fountain Street, Providence Work continues to progress on the new 19,380-square-foot hotel, being built on the site of the...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
CHANGING INDUSTRY: Cheryl Burrell, right, associate director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity in the R.I. Department of Administration, is heading the state’s efforts to further diversify the construction industry. At left are Dorinda Keene, assistant administrator of MBE, or minority business enterprise, and Elvys Ruiz, chief supplier to diversity officer.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to...

Born to immigrant families struggling to get by in Providence, Edwin A. Montas and Christopher L. Calderon had a lot in common growing up.Similarly...
PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

New Construction August 2018

John J. Partington Public Safety Complex 1391 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland The $11.5 million project for the new John J. Partington Public Safety Complex, which will...
About 11 percent of the R.I. National Guard’s new 81,000-square-foot joint force headquarters adjacent to Camp Fogarty has been built. The two-story facility, costing $25 million to construct and being built on a 22-acre site, will serve as a command and control center, which will offer support for training, administrative and logistical requirements for both the U.S. Army and National Guard. Ground broke on the new headquarters last November. The project, expected to be completed in September, is being funded with $20 million secured by Sen. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., in the fiscal 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, and the balance being paid by Rhode Island. The facility will also include technologically advanced classrooms and training facilities, a large multipurpose room and allow National Guard personnel to train. A 450-person auditorium to be used for training, ceremonies, briefings and as an operations information center in the event of weather or other catastrophic events will also be part of the new facility. Pond & Co., of Atlanta, is the architect and Maron Construction, of Providence, is the general contractor.  / COURTESY R.I. NATIONAL GUARD

New Construction June 2018

R.I. National Guard Joint Force Headquarters | 2841 South County Trail, East GreenwichStation Row | 80 Smith St., ProvidenceLongplex Family Fitness & Sports Center...
The new pedestrian bridge’s steel frame is close to fully spanning the Providence River, as construction workers continue building the new bridge by utilizing the existing stone piers from the old Interstate 195 corridor as its foundation. Work on the $21.9 million project began in fall 2016 and is expected to finish by next summer. The project was supposed to wrap up by this fall, however it was delayed due to problems with steel fabrication. Daniel O’Connell’s Sons is the project’s general contractor and Inform Studios is the architect. The bridge’s length will be 450 feet, and the width will vary between 15 feet and 60 feet. It will have two decks, with the upper main deck being about 10,000 square feet in size, while the lower deck – built lower toward the river – will be about 1,500 square feet.  / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

New Construction May 2018

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Over the Providence River, between Crawford Street and Point Street bridgesU.S. Post Office Albion 15 School St., LincolnPortsmouth Police Department Headquarters 2270 East...
- Featured Event -

Latest News

Our panel of health care experts and business leaders will provide insights into the future of health care reform, improving health care delivery and reducing health care waste and costs, while also addressing preventative care, population health and the opioid epidemic.

2018 Fall Health Care Summit

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom
8am–11am