President George W. Bush says his tax cuts have boosted the economy and spurred job growth, although many Democrats argue the opposite is true. Bush is calling on Congress to make his tax cuts permanent.
Nineteen proposed changes to model building codes have been submitted to the International Code Council. The codes are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's World Trade Center recommendations, which were released last October.
The city of Sacramento is allowing developer John Saca to spread out the building permit process for twin condominium towers on the city's Capitol Mall into phases, helping to reduce up-front costs. Years ago, developers would have to come in with blueprints for the entire project up front, but the city's Matrix program makes the approval process more user-friendly.
Construction is due to begin next month on a $6.84 million senior housing project in West Seneca, N.Y., near Buffalo. Clover Construction Management Inc. and Clover Management Inc. will begin work on the 107-apartment unit project in early May.
A panel of architects and planners has selected a modernistic, twisting skyscraper as the winning design for a competition to build a 50-story condominium in Mississauga, Ontario. The design for the $114 million structure, from Beijing-based MAD Architectural Design Studio, is expected to be one of Canada's most eye-catching buildings.