Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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San Francisco considers more than doubling office development fees: Associations object

The San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s Land Use Committee has voted 2-1 to more than double fees on new office development, potentially scaring away...
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Construction contractors remain confident in August, says ABC

U.S. construction industry leaders remained confident in August 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released on Oct. 24 by Associated Builders and Contractors...
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Newsom and organized labor face off over safety appointment, prevailing wage legisltion

California’s building trades unions are running digital ads all but accusing Gov. Gavin Newsom of ignoring the deaths of blue collar workers, indicating a widening...
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Newsom passes 18 bills to overcome state’s housing shortage

Despite vetoing SB-5, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed 18 housing bills including a law that aims to stop communities from delaying construction of new...
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NHBA names offsite construction startup as Manufacturer of the Year

California-based off-site construction startup Entekra has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home...
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John Hakel recognized with ECA DIG Award

The DIG Award Committee of the Engineering Contractors' Association (ECA), has chosen John Hakel of the Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) as the...
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Nonresidential construction employment rises in September, says ABC

The construction industry added 7,000 net new jobs in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released recently by...
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AGC California aligns with prevailing wage and construction site compliance service provider

LCPtracker, an online service providing prevailing wage and construction site compliance, has announced a partnership with Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California to establish Build California, a...
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Monthly and yearly construction input prices drop in August, says ABC

Construction input prices fell 0.6% in August and are down 0.9% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of...
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California contractors report difficulties in finding hourly and salaried employees, but labor shortage less...

California contractors are reporting they are having trouble finding enough skilled and craft labor, though the labor shortage in the state is significantly lower...
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Work underway on $3.4 million playground makeover in San Diego

The City of San Diego has broken ground on a $3.4 million project to renovate the Bonita Cove Playground. The playground is located at West...

Construction begins on Yolo County Jail expansion

Construction has started on the Yolo County Main Monroe Jail expansion and renovation project in Woodland. Lionakis is the project's architect, while construction management is...

Equinox begins construction of Castle Mountain Gold Mine

Equinox Gold says that its board of directors has approved the start of Phase 1 construction at the Castle Mountain Gold Mine. Castle Mountain is...