The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Trades building colorful-kid friendly hospital in Troy

TROY - The new Children's Hospital of Michigan-Troy will have all the primary colors on the outside, and a full gamut of pediatric, primary care health care resources on the inside with its scheduled opening in September.

The Detroit Medical Center's $42 million project, under construction at 350 W. Big Beaver just east of I-75, will encompass three stories and 63,000 square feet. Key services in the new outpatient facility will include a 24-7 pediatric emergency room, day surgery and multiple pediatric medical and surgical specialties especially for children, including cancer and infusion therapy, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, urology, imaging and lab services. ..

Construction in Michigan rises 6% during 2014

Statewide, Michigan enjoyed a nice jump in construction employment over the course of the past year, rising 6 percent between December 2013 and December 2014. With a rise of 7,200 jobs to 134,400 total jobs during that time, we were ranked No. 17 among the states by the Associated General Contractors in new construction hiring. ..