Texas Universities Seek Billions for Construction, Renovation

A number of universities across Texas are seeking funding for multi-million construction and renovation projects in the coming legislative session, adding up to approximately $3 billion in funding requests.

South Carolina Adopts Farm-to-School Initiative

By Jessie Fetterling
A multi-agency, farm-to-school initiative that started at the College of Charleston will go statewide in early 2015 with funding by grants from Boeing. The program, already available in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, will now include counties across the state as more schools adopt wellness policies. This will mean a rise in school gardens as well as farm kitchens, which cost about $50,000 each to build.

New York Voters Approve Construction Bond Issue

Voters recently approved the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s (POB CSD) $49.8 million construction bond issue for infrastructure improvements and renovations.

Charleston College Construction Reveals Civil War Artillery Shell

Construction workers recently discovered a Civil War-era artillery shell while working on the expansion of the Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center at the College of Charleston.

New Massachusetts School on Track for 2015 Construction

The new 248,000-square-foot Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, Mass. will soar above the surrounding community when it is completed in 2017. The project recently received approval from the Town of Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals to exceed the community’s established building height limits, further clearing the way for construction.