Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Monthly construction input prices rise in June, says ABC

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Construction input prices rose 2.2% in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price...
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Statewide California construction employment: How has it fared with COVID-19?

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Construction employment declined in more than nine out of 10 metro areas from March to April, a time when industry employment typically increases in...
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GRHC creates green infrastructure scholarship fund following George Floyd killing

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the historic oppression against Black people...
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Construction jobs rise by 464,000 but remain 596,000 below recent peak: AGC calls for...

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Construction employment across the US rebounded by 464,000 jobs in May, but the total remained 596,000 below the latest peak in February and the...
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Construction union/management group joins LA Economic Resiliency Task Force

The Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) says it it has been invited to join the Los Angeles County Infrastructure Development/Construction working group that...

San Diego group creates Architectural Reuse Council to keep materials out of landfills

With more than 1 million tons of construction and demolition debris - that’s equal to Dallas’ AT&T Stadium filled twice - heaped into landfills...
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Labor unions in San Francisco celebrate PLA introduction; $628.5 million in infrastructure allocations

Organized labor in San Francisco is celebrating success in the implementation of a citywide Project Labor Agreement (PLA). The implementation required more five years of...
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Construction industry loses 975,000 jobs in April as COVID-19 takes its toll

Construction employment throughout the  US declined by 975,000 jobs in April as a new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and data...
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Nonresidential construction spending falls slightly in March, says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.1% in March and is up 2.0% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders...
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Construction contractor confidence plummets in February, says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders plummeted in February due to expectations of the economic fallout associated with COVID-19, according to the Associated Builders...
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Projects and opportunities

Ketter Group proposes 30-unit apartment building for Picfair Village

Ketter Group has proposed a new apartment building proposed for Picfair Village, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. The proposed development could bring...

PG&E, Tesla begin construction on battery storage project

Pacific Gas & Electric and Tesla began construction of a 182.5-MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Moss Landing in Monterey County. The system will...

Camp Pendleton construction projects secures $105 million

Rep. Mike Levin helped secure $105 million in the defense bill for two major construction projects at Camp Pendleton. The bill authorizes $68.53 million in...