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Middletown zoning board approves special permit for beachside hotel

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday unanimously approved a special use permit for Atlantic Beach Suites II LLC to construct...

RIDOT celebrates reopening of Cottrell Bridge in Westerly

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation along with state, federal and local officials celebrated the reopening of the Cottrell Bridge in Westerly Monday.  The $5.5 million...

ESG Considerations for Construction Companies

ESG is a hot topic right now in many industries, but what exactly is ESG? Investopedia defines ESG as “environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...
MOBILE PARTNER: From left, Gilbane Inc. Lead Superintendent Chris Pielech, construction intern Nick Shurling and project engineer Lauren Muldoon pose with an autonomous mobile robot. 

Gilbane Inc. includes AI on the construction site

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING: Gilbane Inc. GILBANE INC., based in Providence, has recently benefited from extra “brains” and “eyes” at some of...
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: J2 Construct Inc. President Jeff Lipshires, foreground, and his team go over plans for the company’s Pell Hotel renovation project in Middletown.

J2 Construct exceeding expectations and building for the future

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 1. $25 MILLION to $75 MILLION: J2 CONSTRUCT INC. CEO (or equivalent): Jeff Lipshires, president 2021 revenue: $31.4 million 2019 revenue: $10.8 million Revenue growth:...

Catalano Construction’s school projects brings company to head of the class

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 4. $5 MILLION to $25 MILLION: Catalano Construction Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Jason Catalano, president 2021 revenue: $12 million 2019 revenue: $9.5 million Revenue growth:...
U.S. DISTRICT COURT Judge William E. Smith ruled Wednesday that the state's RhodeWorks tolls against the trucking industry are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and the tolls must stop by Friday. / AP PHOTO/ORLIN WAGNER

U.S. judge favors trucking industry over RhodeWorks tolls

PROVIDENCE – The trucking industry scored a significant legal victory in federal court Wednesday against the state’s transportation department over the controversial truck tolling...
EASY CHARGE: A rendering provided by the R.I. Public Transit Authority shows one of the overhead systems that will enable bus drivers to pull up and charge the bus for five to nine minutes through a connection on the roof. There will be overhead connectors for multiple buses at a $6.7 million charging station to be constructed in Cranston. 

$6.7M charging station to boost electric buses

Going electric is about to get a little easier for the R.I. Public Transit Authority. The bus agency is preparing to start construction on a...
GIFT GIVING: RIKB Design Build team members raise donations for Toys for Tots of Rhode Island during the holiday season. / COURTESY RIKB DESIGN BUILD

RIKB Design Build

PBN BEST PLACES TO WORK 2022 Small Company 8. RIKB Design Build Employees in R.I.: 33 Owner and President: Tanya Donahue Questions answered by: Tanya Donahue What three words best describe...
PASSIONATE PURSUIT: Kris Bradner, principal at Traverse Landscape Architects LLC in Providence, was inspired by one of her high school teachers to pursue a career in landscape design.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Traverse Landscape’s Bradner established roots in architecture early

Business Women Awards 2022 Achievement Honoree Kris Bradner, Traverse Landscape Architects LLC AMONG THE TYPICAL college prep courses offered at Kris Bradner’s high school, something different...
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