CONSTRUCTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONSTRUCTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp">Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T14:10:12.475-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City fire investigators had a mystery in their hands Tuesday: What caused a portion of an under-construction apartment complex to ignite? Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the 4:37 a.m. blaze, spotted first by a passing police officer, caused about $20,000 in damage before being doused at 5 a.m. “It was suspicious because where the fire occurred there was no power going into the building and no heaters were there, as we sometimes see in apartment buildings under construction,” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:10:12 MDT Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp">Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Home Depot’s fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. The nation’s largest home improvement retailer also raised its annual profit guidance. Spring is the biggest season for home-improvement retailers, as homeowners and others work on their yards and gardens. While the season started off a bit cold and rainy, weather improved and shoppers headed out to stores to pick up supplies. Home Depot also has been helped of late by an i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126552014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312655@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:57:02 MDT U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp">U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May. Applications for building permits, considered a good sign of futu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583125952014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312595@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:01 MDT DVD review: Hardy gives a dynamic one-man performance in tense ‘Locke’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58273192-223/locke-hardy-dvd-driving.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58273192-223/locke-hardy-dvd-driving.html.csp">DVD review: Hardy gives a dynamic one-man performance in tense ‘Locke’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T01:01:04.341-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grade • A- DVD •There are two great talents at work in the thrilling drama “Locke,” but you only see one of them. That’s Tom Hardy, familiar as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” here playing Ivan Locke, a construction foreman driving away from the biggest job of his career, a massive concrete pour set for the next morning. He’s driving to London, 90 minutes away, where a woman with whom he had a one-night stand is having his child — and he’s determined to do right by her and the baby. In conve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273192@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Study found North Salt Lake slope was ‘stable’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271500-78/edwards-slope-development-done.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271500-78/edwards-slope-development-done.html.csp">Study found North Salt Lake slope was ‘stable’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:58:19.793-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">North Salt Lake • City officials are considering whether construction, done without permits, may have contributed to a landslide that destroyed a home here. The same slope was deemed stable just last year. A home developer, Sky Properties, hired GSH Geotechnical to evaluate the ground for Eaglepoint Estates, which is located about 950 S. Parkway Drive. That study, dated June 2013, determined that the slope around the hilltop site — made up of sand, silt, gravel and clay — was “globally stable.”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271500@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:58:19 MDT Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250313-79/percent-construction-spending-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250313-79/percent-construction-spending-government.html.csp">Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:50:27.161-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened. Construction spending dropped 1.8 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising by a revised 0.8 percent in May, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It was the biggest setback since a 2.8 percent fall in January 2011. The weakness was widespread with spending on housing down for a second straight mont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582503132014-08-01T08:50:27.161-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T08:50:27.161-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250313@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:50:27 MDT Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243258-68/ship-center-trade-1773.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243258-68/ship-center-trade-1773.html.csp">Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:38:35.726-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mark Lennihan | AP file photo Planks of an 18th century ship stick out of the mud at the World Trade Center construction site in New York in 2010. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship’s frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243258@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:35 MDT Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233634-79/fuel-project-nuclear-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233634-79/fuel-project-nuclear-money.html.csp">Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MEG KINNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T15:19:32.143-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Savannah River Site, S.C. • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state’s congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward. U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended. Construction began on the plant in 2007. It is part of an agreement with Russia to turn nuclear weapons into reac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582336342014-07-28T15:19:32.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T15:19:32.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233634@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:32 MDT Editorial: New airport launches a major boost for region’s economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58207406-82/airport-sltrib-money-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58207406-82/airport-sltrib-money-news.html.csp">Editorial: New airport launches a major boost for region’s economy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T17:44:32.011-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 05:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Success breeds success. Or it can create a bottleneck that drives everybody crazy. Hope that Salt Lake City International Airport will be an example of the former and not — like, say, a great many highway projects here and elsewhere — the latter comes from news that construction has begun on a $1.8 billion project to replace the airport’s aging terminals and other structures with a new, less congested, more energy-efficient structure. The good news is that the new airport will, once everybody l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207406@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:32 MDT Work on Salt Lake City’s new airport ready for takeoff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58194814-78/airport-lake-salt-terminal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58194814-78/airport-lake-salt-terminal.html.csp">Work on Salt Lake City’s new airport ready for takeoff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T21:01:14.494-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After two decades of planning, Salt Lake City will begin today building the airport of tomorrow. The $1.8 billion project will boast a brand-new terminal and, officials say, transform Salt Lake City International into one of the nation’s most efficient airports. One of the construction tricks will be keeping the existing airport running — with all those jets landing and taking off and millions of passengers arriving and departing — while a new airport takes shape around it. “The logistics of op...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194814@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:01:14 MDT Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp">Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.649-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Save Our Canyons wants the U.S. Forest Service to stop Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort from proceeding with excavation work for a restaurant on top of Hidden Peak. The conservation organization contends Snowbird has made enough changes to its mountain-development plans in the 15 years since the Forest Service approved the controversial structure to warrant an updated environmental study. “An agency that has prepared an EIS [environmental impact statement] cannot simply rest on the original document...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195017@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT New wind turbine spinning to Tooele Army Depot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58194442-90/army-depot-tooele-turbine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58194442-90/army-depot-tooele-turbine.html.csp">New wind turbine spinning to Tooele Army Depot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.819-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Tooele Army Depot is receiving a second wind turbine, this one producing enough energy to power 400 to 500 homes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $5.5 million contract to Icenogle Construction Management Inc., of San Francisco, on July 8. In the spring of 2015, the company will begin construction and installation of a 2-megawatt wind turbine to power the Tooele Army Depot. The Depot received its first wind turbine in 2011, and a solar array in 2012. The Tooele Army Depot store...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194442@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT From Brazil to Russia: A look at the 2018 World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182499-77/russia-2018-cup-stadiums.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182499-77/russia-2018-cup-stadiums.html.csp">From Brazil to Russia: A look at the 2018 World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES ELLINGWORTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:06:05.176-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won’t have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football’s next showcase tournament — including the threat of racism and violence. Just like in Brazil, the sheer size of Russia is set to cause logistical challenges for organizers and fans alike for the 2018 World Cup, with thousands of kilometers (miles) separating some of the host cities. But the succes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581824992014-07-15T17:06:05.176-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T17:06:05.176-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182499@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:06:05 MDT Farside Construction: Luxury custom homes at competitive prices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58169394-78/homes-larson-custom-farside.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58169394-78/homes-larson-custom-farside.html.csp">Farside Construction: Luxury custom homes at competitive prices</a></h4>