Home Tags Michael Sabitoni

Tag: Michael Sabitoni

Boston bans construction, not a step yet in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Construction activity continued in Rhode Island this week as major projects moved toward completion in Providence, including the massive 6-10 Connector work...
AIMING HIGH: A worker from Shawmut Design and Construction communicates with colleagues at the site of the new Brown University Performing Arts Center on College Hill in Providence. The tower crane is being used in the construction of the building, which is being overseen by Shawmut. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

In Providence’s College Hill, a new aerial crane rises to the...

As an economic indicator, tower cranes aren’t on the same level as gross domestic product and the consumer price index. But they can make an...
Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go...
TOWER CONCERNS: Pictured at the ArtProv Gallery in Providence are from left: gallery staff members Nicholas Dupont and Victoria Rogers, owner Michele Aucoin, Susan Petree of Newport, and Luke ­Morrison of Providence. Aucoin said she’s concerned the proposed Hope Point Tower by the Fane Organization would be too overpowering and not “fit in.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community divided over Fane tower proposal

While city officials debate whether to approve the proposed 600-foot Hope Point Tower in Providence’s Jewelry District, businesspeople in and around the neighborhood are...

R.I. Building Trades Council seeks another review of Fane tower project

PROVIDENCE – The president of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council has asked the Providence City Council president for another hearing by...
JOB CREATION: Matthew Morrissey, left, vice president of Deepwater Wind, at the energy company’s Providence headquarters with John O’Keeffe, manager of operations and marine affairs. Deepwater said 800 temporary construction jobs and 50 permanent maintenance and operations positions will be needed to facilitate the construction of a second Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Offshore wind farms are producing hundreds of jobs in R.I.

Rhode Island, looking to leverage the vast coastline after which it draws its nickname, jumped on the offshore wind farm bandwagon early on and...
COMPETING FOR LABOR: Employees of Lincoln-based Century Drywall work at the new University Orthopedics site in East Providence. President and CEO Joel Trojan said four-fifths of his approximately 500 site-based employees are working in the Boston area, where wages and benefits exceed Providence averages. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Will rising construction costs derail a potential building boom?

Take a drive around Rhode Island’s cities and populated areas, and count the construction sites. The building landscape of the Ocean State is changing every...
WINE CONSULTANT Maggie Dey enjoys the ambiance at 1149 Restaurant during a recent “Wine Divas” night. /

Turning dining into an experience

Anyone going to Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant in Warwick during its “Wine Divas” series might see up to 20 women sipping four kinds of...

Stay up to date with PBN's Morning Call & Daily Edition newsletters.

- Featured Event -

Latest News