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Construction wage liability bill passes legislature despite business opposition

A contentious proposal that would put California builders on the hook for wage theft violations by their subcontractors has advanced to Gov. Jerry Brown...
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DHS gives go-ahead to Calexico border wall stretch: Contract award expected in November

The Trump administration has waived environmental laws and other reviews to replace a small stretch of border wall in Calexico, the second time it...
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Oroville Dam failure blamed on bad design and inadequate state and federal oversight: Experts’...

Bad design and construction of the tallest U.S. dam a half-century ago and inadequate state and federal oversight since then led to a disastrous...
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AGC-CA and industry supporters collect more than $300,000 to fight against Sen. Newman recall...

Construction industry organizations have raised more than $300,000 to support Sen. Josh Newman, who faces a recall election after voting in support for SB1,...
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Immigrant construction workers rescued from forced labor ring in Hayward: US Attorney

Nearly a dozen immigrant workers were rescued from a forced labor ring in Northern California in late August. The office of U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch...
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California legislators reach agreement to fund affordable housing from bond sales

California legislators have reached an agreement to provide a $4 billion funding infusion for affordable housing from bond sales. Senate Bill 3 (Beall) proposes $4...

Homebuilders release study about prevailing wage laws, construction costs and impact on housing prices

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization supporting the construction industry though scholarships, research and education, has funded a study conducted by the...
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Caltrans to start work on 32 major “fix-it-first” projects with $690 million in funding

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) have given the go-ahead for $690 million in funding to allow the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to start...
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Construction employment booms 20 percent in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metro area

California's Inland Empire and Bloomington, IL have experienced the largest metro-area year-over-year employment gains in June, according to an analysis of federal employment data...
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Labor Commissioner’s Office files $6.3 million misclassification and wage theft lawsuit against contractor

California's state Labor Commissioner's Office (LCO) has filed a lawsuit against Calcrete Construction, Inc. seeking $6,300,338 for multiple wage theft violations affecting a group...

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Construction of $350 million Ivy Station begins in Culver City

Construction has started for Culver City’s $350 million Ivy Station by the project’s developers, Lowe Enterprises, Rockwood Capital and AECOM Capital. Upon completion in 2019,...
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Dodge Momentum Index declines In September: $200 million San Jose office project among nation’s...

The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, moving 8.4% lower to 116.4 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 127.1.The Momentum Index is a...
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DIRTT to co-ordinate interior construction of Sutter Health project in downtown San Francisco

DIRTT Environmental Solutions along with its local California partner One Workplace, says it has been selected by Sutter Health for the comprehensive interior construction...