Category Archives: Construction Projects

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Celebrates Grand Opening

Thousands of people flocked to downtown Cleveland, as the public was invited to attend the free grand opening for Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which provided attendees the ability to view the $185 million in renovation work completed by highly skilled and highly trained building trades members. During the ribbon cutting ceremony,[…] Read More →

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Project Met or Exceed All Community Benefit Agreement Goals

The Cleveland Cavaliers were true to their word and made sure the project to transform Quicken Loans Arena into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse provided jobs for Clevelanders and Cuyahoga County residents. Working in conjunction with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and their signatory contractors, the Cavaliers announced they either[…] Read More →

Lake Erie Turbine Project Receives Construction Permit from Corps of Engineers

Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) gained a key permit in their quest to build North America’s first freshwater wind turbine farm. In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit to LEEDco to construct an offshore wind energy project proposed for installation eight miles off[…] Read More →

Groundbreaking for new MetroHealth Hospital

The MetroHealth System held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 15 for a new 11-floor, 270-room hospital on its West 25th Street main campus. According to Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski, the project, which is being constructed under a Project Labor Agreement, will create more than[…] Read More →

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 →