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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.
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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...
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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...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am