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DESIGNS ON SUCCESS: Patricia Steere, center, founder and CEO of Steere Engineering, has enjoyed a career as a literal bridge builder, pioneering the first network-arch bridge erected in the United States. She is pictured with structural engineers Nicole Richard and Peter Gagnon. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Steere engineers innovative path to success

Industry Leader, Technical Services | Patricia Steere, Steere Engineering Inc.Providence commuters see the handiwork of Patricia Steere, engineer and CEO at Steere Engineering...

Calif. puts solar up for grabs

If we could somehow capture all the energy expended on Twitter when California approved new rooftop solar standards, we’d solve our climate problems immediately.The...
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Contractors Supply acquires Weymouth, Mass., company

EAST PROVIDENCE – Contractors Supply Inc. has acquired Driscoll Sales & Distributing LLC, located in Weymouth, Mass.Contractors Supply, which distributes building materials for commercial,...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro increased by 1,000 workers year over year in March. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment climbs in March

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 5 percent year over year in March to 21,400 workers, a 1,000-worker upswing,...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 4 percent year over year in February to 21,100 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment grows 4% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 4 percent year over year in February, an 800-worker increase to 21,100 workers,...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment rose 2.1 percent year over year in February, ranking No. 28 in the nation for largest growth rate. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Feb. R.I. construction employment growth No. 28 in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 28 in the nation for 12-month growth in construction employment in February with a 2.1 percent gain, according...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metro area saw a 6 percent increase in construction jobs from January 2017 to January 2018, placing it No. 110 among 358 metro areas for growth. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

AGCA: Providence metro area construction employment up 6 percent in January

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area rose 6 percent between January 2017 and January 2018, according to data released by...

Seeking proper skill sets

Do you feel there is a major problem in finding skilled employees? Yes: 50% No: 50%What industry do you feel is most in need for skilled...

Gilbane Co. quality ethic, technology a lucrative mix

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $75M and above | 5TH PLACEGilbane Co., the Providence-based global construction firm, has prospered because of qualities that reach into...
ROCKY ROADS:: Originally installed as a temporary fix 15 years ago, the braces under the connector for routes 6 and 10 in Providence have deteriorated to the point where they need to be replaced. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is the state doing enough to combat its growing inventory of...

While the Ocean State continues to rank highly in the nation for year-over-year growth in construction industry employment, it is still far behind its...
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