Prices for construction projects spike, likely due to labor shortages

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Some construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a lack of skilled trades in the region.  The increase in price for just two large…

Panel weighs new school-construction funding bill

Building additional schools and pushing for more up-to-date, efficient and innovative design proposals is under review by a state panel charged with examining school construction.

State and feds team up to promote work zone safety

The Maryland Department of Transportation along with the State High Administration teamed up with the U.S. Department of Transportation to kick off Work Zone Awareness Week.

National Go Orange Day: Promoting Work Zone Safety

With the 2016 highway construction season now well underway, state highway officials are reminding motorists of the deadly consequences for highway workers caused by drivers who fail to stay alert when driving through work zones

DC Underground Tunnel to Combat Flooding from Sewers

An underground tunnel is being built for a new sewer system to alleviate flooding in DC neighborhoods. The $157 million project is ahead of schedule, and will be completed next spring.

Cathedral Restoration: Phase One is Complete

The Cathedral was severely damaged by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the Washington metropolitan area in August of 2011.

Maryland and Virginia Organizations Team Together to Push for Latin Immigrants to Vote

CASA de Maryland teams up with other organizations to urge Latin Americans to register to vote in the upcoming elections to improve immigrant rights in the community.

Impact of Offshore Wind Farm Construction on Marine Species a Concern for Researchers

As focus on renewable energy sources in Maryland expands into the Atlantic Ocean, special attention is being paid to the effects of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammals. Noise generated from the construction of wind farms can damage the hearing of animals like sea turtles, sharks and a number of migratory whales, as well as possibly displace marine mammals from their original habitat.

Maryland Housing Market to Slog Through 2012

Maryland home builders expect a sluggish 2012 as joblessness and low consumer confidence have delayed a housing market recovery until at least 2013, according to experts at a forecast event held by the Home Builders Association of Maryland Thursday.

Asbestos Workers Facing Safety Hazards

The asbestos abatement industry is one of the most dangerous fields in construction.