Office construction in June heated up, especially in southern cities including Naples, FL, San Jose, CA, and San Antonio, TX. Things got hot in other parts of the U.S., such as Boston, Seattle, and Chicago. Web Editor James Aldridge writes in the San Antonio Business Journal that locally, in addition to new office construction, the San Antonio area construction market was helped by the start of a $108 million water treatment plant in June. During the first six months of 2014, nonresidential building increased nationwide compared to a year ago. “The U.S. is also experiencing a rebound in manufacturing plant construction as a number of companies are building very large chemical plants and refineries,” states Aldridge. Manufacturing plant construction is up 84 percent during the first six months of the year. Office construction nationwide is up 3 percent for the first six months, explains Aldridge.