Posts Tagged ‘construction’

Construction booming at state universities

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Business, construction, education, Mississippi

Construction is on the upswing at the state’s universities. Some have major projects under way after a dry spell of several years. Currently there are six projects in construction or just finishing at Mississippi Valley State University. Director for Physical Facilities Management and Campus Planning Tommy Verdell Jr. is busy as the work continues to […] [...]

Statewide building code welcomed, but some jurisdictions may opt out

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi, real estate

The Mississippi Legislature’s enactment of a statewide building code received a lot of support from the insurance industry, as well as the construction community in the state. But the legislation includes an opt-out clause allowing counties and cities to decline to participate, and that is a possibility for rural areas of the state that have […] [...]

MBJ June 6th Digital Edition

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USM gets big check to build new pedestrian pathway

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s plan to build a new pedestrian pathway on the Hattiesburg campus has received a major boost on after Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King presented a check for $683,560 to the university. Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett accepted the check provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation […] [...]

Construction complete on Healthplex Performance Center

MADISON — General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie has completed the $16-million Healthplex Performance Center in Madison. The two-story, 100,000-square-foot sportsplex and medical office building includes a training floor with strength and cardio equipment, indoor walking track, indoor pool, therapy pools, indoor field house and athletic field, among other amenities. The facility also features medical office […] [...]

Help getting paid — New law protects brokers’ commissions

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: Business, construction, education, Mississippi, Nancy Lane

Mississippi’s commercial real estate professionals will gain some leverage on the commission front starting July 1. With passage of Senate Bill 2559, commercial  brokers can obtain and foreclose on a property if the buyer or seller or lessee or lessor fails to pay the broker the agreed upon commission or fee. Mississippi is the 30th […] [...]

Seminars to detail specifics of new construction lien law

Construction tradesmen and others who want to learn the ins-and-outs of Mississippi’s new construction lien law can attend seminars in June presented by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division. A seminar has already been held in Tupelo. The remaining two in Gulfport and Jackson are designed to educate Mississippi companies in […] [...]

Getting paid — Subcontractors, materials suppliers will have lien option on July 1

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: Business, construction, contractors, Mississippi

Mississippi construction subcontractors next month will have a powerful new tool to ensure they get paid for the work and materials they provide on private-sector jobs. They have always had the option to seek a court judgment against a property owner who stiffs a general contractor and leaves the general without a way to pay […] [...]

C Spire begins Fiber to the Home construction in Quitman

QUITMAN — C Spire’s plans to offer consumer broadband Internet service in Quitman and eight other Mississippi cities moved a step closer to reality with the start of construction this week on its ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative. C Spire crews began installing fiber optic cable in Quitman […] [...]

Island closing as River Park gets more enhancements

PASCAGOULA — Lowry Island is closing to the public Monday for the second phase of work on the River Park. The island will remain closed through mid-December. Phase II includes a new access road, parking lot, lighting, sidewalks, renovations to the boat ramp, landscaping and green space, handicap accessibility, a bulkhead and a concrete wharf. […] [...]

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