Category Archives: Construction Projects

Cleveland Building Trades praised during Church + State groundbreaking ceremony

Developers praised the efforts of the Cleveland Building Trades during a groundbreaking ceremony held for one of the area’s most highly anticipated projects of 2019. Thanks to the efforts of Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, the $60 million Church + State Project received vital financing,[…] Read More →

Topping off ceremony keeps Q Transformation Project on schedule

On Jan. 16, a ceremonial topping off ceremony was held to commemorate the last piece of structural steel installed on the project to modernize the 25-year old publicly-owned Quicken Loans Arena. “This topping off is a great milestone for this important project. Our investment in ‘The Q’ is an investment[…] Read More →

Wondolowski: 2019 work outlook nearly as strong as 2018

For members of the Cleveland Building Trades, 2018 was a busy year and affiliated members should expect 2019 to be nearly as busy. According to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, 2018 was a better year than his affiliated unions initially expected, as work hours were[…] Read More →

Phase one of ‘The Q’ Transformation Project finished on time

Working under a tight timeline, the highly trained and highly skilled members from multiple Cleveland Building Trades affiliated unions completed Phase One work on the “‘The Q’ Transformation Project,” allowing the building to host a sold out Justin Timberlake concert on Oct. 2. For the Cavaliers, the City of Cleveland[…] Read More →

Building trades members urged to support wind farm project

The region’s building trades members are encouraged to attend a mid-July meeting to support a proposed wind farm project in Lake Erie. A public hearing will be held on July 19 at Cleveland City Hall by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to receive input from the public on the[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades expecting busy 2018 construction year

Members of the Construction Trades should have the opportunity to put in a good amount of hours on the jobsite in 2018, as the construction forecast points to another busy year. National estimates show positive expectations for the construction industry, which Robert Murray, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics,[…] Read More →

‘Q’ Renovations Back On

The on-again, off-again deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena is back on the table as the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to move forward with their initial plans, generating quality construction jobs for the area trades. “We are excited to confirm our renewed capital commitment of over $70 million to help renovate[…] Read More →

Construction Trades Apprenticeship Career Fair-May 18th!!

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

Hotel PLA Project Comes In $20 Million Under Budget

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Cleveland Building Trades received high praise for completing the Downtown Hilton Hotel on time and $20 million under budget. Nearly $310 million was budgeted for the 32-story hotel project, including $276 million in construction and purchasing costs and $34 million for contingency funds. Thanks[…] Read More →