Monday, November 29, 2021
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Three SF construction unions plan to renovate SoMa building for new local headquarters

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Three construction trade unions in San Francisco are preparing to remodel a SoMa building to develop their permanent home. Glaziers Local 718, Floor Coverers Local...
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$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill sets the stage for major expansion in public works construction

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In a late evening session on Nov. 5, the House of Representatives broke the logjam on the $1.2 billion infrastructure bill, setting the stage...
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Construction spending slumps in September: Residential projects slow-down adds ongoing downturn in private and...

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Total construction spending declined in September for the first time since February, as both residential and nonresidential construction slipped, according to a new analysis...

California construction employment improves slightly in September, but pandemic slump continues: AGC

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California's construction employment levels improved slightly (by 0.2%) in September, but overall the state lags many others in the number of jobs lost since...
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ABC NorCal seeking to hire virtual craft instructors

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It’s no secret that the California construction industry is in high need of workers, but experienced and knowledgeable construction workers are in high demand...
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Construction materials prices dip in September, but continue to outstrip bid prices over 12...

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The prices contractors pay for construction materials far outstripped the prices contractors charge in the 12 months ending in September, despite a recent decline...
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Construction spending stalls between July and August; decrease in non-residential projects negates residential growth:...

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Total construction spending was flat between July and August, as a decrease in nonresidential projects offset continuing gains in residential construction, according to a...
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Nonresidential construction spending declined 0.4% in August: ABC

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National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.4% in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data published Oct. 1 by the...
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ABC Northern California seeking new president and CEO

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The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Northern California chapter has posted a career opportunity for a new president and CEO. Current president Michele Daugherty will...
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Newsom signs housing affordability laws, but critics say they overreach and won’t solve the...

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation allowing the construction of duplexes on most properties with one home but an analysis indicates that only...

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CaHSRA releases Fall 2021 Construction Update

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CaHSRA) has released its Fall 2021 Construction Update highlighting the progress being made on the nation’s first high-speed rail...
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USDOT issues $56.5 million in discretionary grants for three California projects

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $24 million grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CaHSRA), advancing the nation’s first...

UC Irvine starts construction of $1.3 billion medical complex

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Officials have broken ground on a $1.3-billion project construct a new medical complex at UC Irvine. The 800,000 sq. ft. structure will include an...