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Small Business Construction Expo in Oakland provides insights and networking opportunities

The Small Business Construction Expo takes place in Oakland on March 22. The event at includes a day of educational panels with industry experts, a...
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Coalition calls for “ambitious action” to move California homes, buildings off of fossil fuels

California must rapidly implement a plan to cut pollution from homes and buildings, or risk locking in emissions from natural gas that will threaten...
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AISC awards six of 13 national steel construction awards for California projects

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has awarded six of 13 national awards to California projects -- including two of the three in...
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Pact between developers and builders could loosen environmental rules and increase residential construction wages

Representatives of California's construction unions and home builders are working on a deal that the Los Angeles Times reports "both sides hope could lead...
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Residential construction worker shortage fuelled by poor pay, risky working conditions and shrinking labor...

California needs at least 200,000 new residential construction workers - but the pay is not competitive, working conditions are risky, training is scarce and...
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79 percent of California contractors expect to increase their payroll in 2019: AGC survey

The majority (79 percent) of California contractors expect to increase their payrolls in 2019, but almost all are worried about finding the workers they...

Construction industry forging ahead to try to defeat Proposition 6

The California construction industry is saying a definitive "no" to Proposition 6. The industry has been joined by labor groups who want the bill...
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Labor groups including SBCTC join fight against Proposition 6

California's State Building and Construction Trades Council (SBCTC) and the California Labor Federation (CLF) say they strongly oppose Proposition 6 on the November ballot. The...

$47 million grant announced for Interstate 5 improvement project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received a $47-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Interstate 5 Golden State...

Walsh wins $220.5 million construction contract for Orange County’s streetcar

The board of directors of the Orange County Transportation Authority recently awarded a contract for the construction of the county’s first modern streetcar to...
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12 contractors selected to bid for $5 billion border wall contracts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected 12 contractors to bid on horizontal construction work at the U.S.-Mexico border. The $5-billion involves the construction...

SummerHill Homes proposes live-work and retail development near San Jose’s The Alameda

SummerHill Homes has proposed residential, live-work and retail development near The Alameda in San Jose, near Google’s proposed downtown transit village. The development would include...
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Chief facilities executive for L.A. Community College district files whistleblower complaint

David Salazar, the chief facilities executive for the Los Angeles Community College District, has filed a whistleblower complaint after the district's chancellor, Francisco Rodriguez,...